Person

Richard William Gerhold Jr, DVM, MS, PhD

Associate Professor | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences Department
Overview

Upon graduation from veterinary school, I was employed as the staff veterinarian at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia. I also received a MS and PhD from University of Georgia in Veterinary Pathology working on classical and molecular parasitology. Following my PhD, I completed a two year National Science Foundation-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department at the University of Tennessee researching Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases. I am currently an assistant professor of parasitology at Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Tennessee. Duties include teaching in the first year parasitology course and fourth year rotations, diagnostic services, and research. My research interests include wildlife and public health associated parasite epidemiology, protozoa, and tick-borne diseases. In addition I belong to the Center for Wildlife Health at the University of Tennessee which is group of researchers from numerous departments and colleges at the University of Tennessee that perform research on various wildlife diseases.

Teaching Focus

Pathology-Parasitology; Community Practice-Parasitology; Veterinary Parasitology; Wildlife Disease Ecology

Research Questions
  • I am a veterinary parasitologist and I perform classical and molecular diagnostics and research on parasites. My main area of focus is wildlife parasitology. Current projects include: meningeal worm and filarid epidemiology in moose, avian parasitology, Trichomonas gallinae and Histomonas meleagridis epidemiology and ecology, and ecology and transmission of Toxoplasma gondii.
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

CEM 530 - Wildlife Diseases

2 credit hour(s)

Necropsy of birds and mammals. Recognition of various diseases and methods of preparing pathological materials in field and lab. Investigative procedures concerning wildlife diseases. Cross-listed: (See Wildlife and Fisheries Science 530.)
Recommended Background: Upper-division undergraduate course in wildlife sciences.

Other Instructors: Souza, Marcy Jan

CEM 610 - Advanced Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine

1 - 3 credit hours

Specialized, in-depth experience in various disciplines. Current and future research methodology, recent advances in instrumentation in analytical techniques for comparative medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Neelakanta, Girish | Sultana, Hameeda | Dhar, Madhu S | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Whitlock, Brian Keith

CEM 612 - Journal Club in Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

1 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussions based on current literature.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Schaefer, Deanna M | Rouse, Barry T | Sultana, Hameeda | Neelakanta, Girish | Caldwell, Marc | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Whitlock, Brian Keith

FWF 530 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources

3 credit hour(s)

Introductory course in geographic information systems (GIS), with applications in natural resources. Emphasizes creating detailed, professional grade maps, but also includes overview and application of the theory and analyses associated with GIS.

VMP 823 - Parasitology

2 credit hour(s)

Principles of parasitology: protozoology, helminthology, and entomology and relationship to diseases in animals.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Schaefer, John Jeffrey

WFS 530 - Wildlife Diseases

2 credit hour(s)

Necropsy of birds and mammals. Recognition of various diseases and methods of preparing pathological materials in field and lab. Investigative procedures concerning wildlife diseases. Cross-listed: (Same as Comparative and Experimental Medicine 530.)
Recommended Background: Upper-division undergraduate course in wildlife sciences.

Richard William Gerhold Jr, DVM, MS, PhD image
A201 Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, , University of Georgia, 2010
  • MS, Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, , University of Georgia, 2007
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine, General, Purdue Univ West Lafayette*, 2001
  • Bachelors, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Managemen, Purdue Univ West Lafayette*, 1997

Richard William Gerhold Jr, DVM, MS, PhD

Associate Professor | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences Department
Richard William Gerhold Jr, DVM, MS, PhD image
A201 Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, , University of Georgia, 2010
  • MS, Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, , University of Georgia, 2007
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine, General, Purdue Univ West Lafayette*, 2001
  • Bachelors, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Managemen, Purdue Univ West Lafayette*, 1997
Overview

Upon graduation from veterinary school, I was employed as the staff veterinarian at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia. I also received a MS and PhD from University of Georgia in Veterinary Pathology working on classical and molecular parasitology. Following my PhD, I completed a two year National Science Foundation-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department at the University of Tennessee researching Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases. I am currently an assistant professor of parasitology at Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Tennessee. Duties include teaching in the first year parasitology course and fourth year rotations, diagnostic services, and research. My research interests include wildlife and public health associated parasite epidemiology, protozoa, and tick-borne diseases. In addition I belong to the Center for Wildlife Health at the University of Tennessee which is group of researchers from numerous departments and colleges at the University of Tennessee that perform research on various wildlife diseases.

Teaching Focus

Pathology-Parasitology; Community Practice-Parasitology; Veterinary Parasitology; Wildlife Disease Ecology

Research Questions
  • I am a veterinary parasitologist and I perform classical and molecular diagnostics and research on parasites. My main area of focus is wildlife parasitology. Current projects include: meningeal worm and filarid epidemiology in moose, avian parasitology, Trichomonas gallinae and Histomonas meleagridis epidemiology and ecology, and ecology and transmission of Toxoplasma gondii.
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

CEM 530 - Wildlife Diseases

2 credit hour(s)

Necropsy of birds and mammals. Recognition of various diseases and methods of preparing pathological materials in field and lab. Investigative procedures concerning wildlife diseases. Cross-listed: (See Wildlife and Fisheries Science 530.)
Recommended Background: Upper-division undergraduate course in wildlife sciences.

Other Instructors: Souza, Marcy Jan

CEM 610 - Advanced Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine

1 - 3 credit hours

Specialized, in-depth experience in various disciplines. Current and future research methodology, recent advances in instrumentation in analytical techniques for comparative medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Neelakanta, Girish | Sultana, Hameeda | Dhar, Madhu S | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Whitlock, Brian Keith

CEM 612 - Journal Club in Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

1 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussions based on current literature.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Schaefer, Deanna M | Rouse, Barry T | Sultana, Hameeda | Neelakanta, Girish | Caldwell, Marc | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Whitlock, Brian Keith

FWF 530 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources

3 credit hour(s)

Introductory course in geographic information systems (GIS), with applications in natural resources. Emphasizes creating detailed, professional grade maps, but also includes overview and application of the theory and analyses associated with GIS.

VMP 823 - Parasitology

2 credit hour(s)

Principles of parasitology: protozoology, helminthology, and entomology and relationship to diseases in animals.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Schaefer, John Jeffrey

WFS 530 - Wildlife Diseases

2 credit hour(s)

Necropsy of birds and mammals. Recognition of various diseases and methods of preparing pathological materials in field and lab. Investigative procedures concerning wildlife diseases. Cross-listed: (Same as Comparative and Experimental Medicine 530.)
Recommended Background: Upper-division undergraduate course in wildlife sciences.