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Marcy J. Souza, DVM, MPH, DABVP (Avian), DACVPM

Assistant Professor
Department of Comparative Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996


  • Masters of Public Health, May 2008
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, May 2004
    North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Raleigh, NC
  • Bachelor of Science, May 1995
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD


  • Residency in Avian & Zoological Medicine, 2005-2008
    University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, TN

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, June 2010
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Avian Practice, November 2007


  • Wildlife Diseases: Course coordinator and lecturer
  • Multispecies Medicine: Avian, rabbit & small mammal medicine, surgery & dentistry
  • Infectious Diseases: Diseases of exotic animals & poultry
  • Zoonoses & Food Hygiene: Various zoonoses, seafood safety
  • Zoonoses for the Public Health Practitioner: Various zoonoses

Research Interests

  • Zoonotic & infectious diseases of exotic pets and wildlife
  • Pharmacokinetics of medications in exotic species
  • Positron emission tomography in exotic species