Dr. Jane Sykes – Prof. DVM. Davis School, University of California
Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in small animal infectious diseases. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne in Australia, her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, and an MBA degree from the University of Georgia. She is Board-Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2002.
She has coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, is the editor of the Elsevier textbook “Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases” and is currently also editing Greene’s Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. She co-founded the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID), was the first President of that Society, and is currently Secretary-Treasurer of ISCAID.
She was President of the ACVIM Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine from 2012-2015, was Associate Editor (Infectious Diseases) of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is currently President Elect of the ACVIM as a whole. Her research interests currently include antimicrobial drug resistant bacterial infections, blood-borne infectious diseases and deep mycoses. She is currently Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of the UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.