Patricia S. Gaunt, DVM, PhD, DABVT

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Patricia S. Gaunt, DVM, PhD, DABVT

Associate Professor, Aquatic Animal Health

Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Patricia S. Gaunt is an associate professor of aquatic animal health and a diplomate in the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology for Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her office is at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS, which is in the heart of the catfish industry. She provides diagnostic service to the catfish farmers through the college of Veterinary Medicine’s Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory through routine necropsies, wet mount examination of gill clips, bacterial and viral cultures, histopathology, and water quality assessment. The lab also works in conjunction with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in assisting farmers with catfish production. Dr. Gaunt’s research interests include aquatic toxicology and pharmacology. She teaches veterinary clinical toxicology to veterinary students at Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University. She also teaches Mississippi State University veterinary students the aquatic segment of their food animal practice rotation.


VM 817 Livestock Pre-Harvest Food Safety