Kevin Kazacos is Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Parasitology and former Director of Clinical Parasitology at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kazacos earned a BS in biology in 1971 from the State University of New York at Albany, a PhD in parasitology in 1974 from the University of Notre Dame, and a DVM in 1979 from Purdue University. He served on the faculty of Purdue University from 1979 to 2014, where he enjoyed teaching veterinary and graduate students.
Dr. Kazacos is a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Parasitology) and was a founding member and Past President of the Companion Animal Parasite Council. Dr. Kazacos has done extensive research on zoonotic helminths, and is best known for his comprehensive studies on Baylisascaris procyonis as a cause of animal and human disease. Dr. Kazacos has been honored with three Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence, the SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence, and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship. He is the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles, book chapters, monographs, research abstracts and proceedings, and has given over 580 presentations at scientific and professional meetings.
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