Teresa Morishita is a Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morishita attended the University of California at Davis (UCD) and received a dual Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree. Wanting to gain additional skills in clinical avian medicine, she completed a residency in avian/poultry medicine from UCD and became a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. She also earned her PhD in comparative pathology from UCD. She writes a monthly poultry health column “Fowl Talk” in Poultry Press and she was the Veterinary Advisor for the United Peafowl Association. Since 2009, Dr. Morishita has also served as the Veterinary Advisor for the Galliformes Taxon Advisory Group of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Dr. Morishita has also authored numerous publications and she is the co-editor of Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners.
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