Dr Kevin Keel

Dr Kevin Keel
Dr Kevin Keel

Dr. Kevin Keel is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. He has an M.S. in wildlife biology and a D.V.M., both from the University of Georgia. He also completed an anatomic pathology residency at UC Davis, and a PhD in pathobiology at the University of Arizona. After completing his PhD in 2004, Dr. Keel returned to his home state of Georgia, where he was a wildlife pathologist with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) at the University of Georgia. At SCWDS he studied various infectious diseases of wildlife, but was responsible for general diagnostic pathology of a wide range of species. Two areas of significant activity were surveillance for chronic-wasting disease of cervids and white-nose syndrome of bats. The role of anthropogenic factors in the emergence of wildlife diseases is a problem that has been reflected in many of the problems addressed in his research and service efforts over the last twelve years. His expertise has been called upon in consultation with twenty-two state and federal wildlife agencies and in various state legislative hearings. Dr. Keel returned to UC Davis as a faculty member in 2012. The majority of his research effort is currently dedicated to white nose syndrome of bats, but he maintains an interest in diverse wildlife disease issues. In addition to his regular diagnostic duties in anatomic pathology, he provides special review for a wide variety of non-domestic species.