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Dr. Marcy Souza

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      Dr. Marcy Souza is currently an assistant professor of public health and wild animal medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with a BS from the University of Maryland in 1995 and a DVM from North Carolina State University in 2004. She worked in a small & exotic animal private practice outside Houston, TX, for one year after graduation and then moved to Knoxville to complete a residency in Avian & Zoological Medicine and a Masters in Public Health.

      Dr. Souza is a boarded specialist in both avian medicine and veterinary preventive medicine. Her research interests include infectious and zoonotic diseases of exotic pets and wildlife and using wildlife as sentinels for human health. She has worked with a variety of species in a research capacity including hellbenders, little brown bats, raccoons, and Hispaniolan Amazon parrots.

      Dr. Souza recently spent a month in India teaching a course on avian medicine at the Madras Veterinary College in Chennai. This program was supported by a Fulbright Specialist Grant. She also teaches veterinary and other graduate level courses, including Wildlife Diseases and Infectious Diseases. She shares her home with one human, three dogs, one rabbit, one parrot and two finches. Ady is a one of the dogs in the house and has been a HABIT (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee) dog for about 1 ½ years. Ady enjoys her weekly visits to the UT Cancer Institute and trail running with her "mom."