College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Dharani K. Ajithdoss, BVSc, MVSc, Ph.D.

Dharani AjithdossDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2012)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (2012)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: 509-355-3877


Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Texas A&M University, USA, 2012
Ph.D, Virology, Texas A&M University, USA, 2009
M.V.Sc, Veterinary Microbiology, A.N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India, 2002
B.V.Sc, DVM equivalent, Madras Veterinary College, India, 2000


Biopsy and necropsy services to the clients of WADDL; Provide telephone consultation to veterinary practitioners on disease diagnosis


VM 535 Veterinary Virology
VPa 542 Advanced Diagnostic Pathology
VPa 592 Anatomic Pathology Seminar
VM  656 Diagnostic Block
Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology Resident Training

Scholarly interests

Infectious diseases of animals and birds; Comparative pathology of domestic and laboratory animal species; Dermatopathology; Neuropathology; Tumor pathology.

Selected Publications

Small C.M, Ajithdoss D. K, Rodrigues Hoffmann. A, Mwangi. W and Esteve-Gassent. MD. 2014. Immunization with a Borrelia burgdorferi BB0172-Derived Peptide Protects Mice against Lyme Disease. PLoS One. 9(2):e88245. PMID: 24505447.

W. Corapi, D. K. Ajithdoss, K. Spaulding, and K. Snowden. 2011. Multi-organ involvement of Heterobilharzia americana infection in a dog presented for systemic mineralization. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 23 (4): 836-831. PMID: 21908333.

D. K. Ajithdoss, K. Trainor, K. D. Synder, C. H. Bridges, I.M. Langohr, M.Kiupel and B. F. Porter. 2011. Coccidioidomycosis presenting as a heart base neoplasm in two dogs. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 145(2-3):132-7. PMID: 21334001.

Tran QT, Gomez G, Khare S, Lawhon SD, Raffatellu M, B�umler AJ, Ajithdoss D, Dhavala S, Adams LG. 2010. The Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi Vi capsular antigen is expressed after entering the ileal mucosa. Infection and Immunity. 78 (1): 527-535. PMID: 19901065.

D. K. Ajithdoss, B.F. Porter, D.V. Calise, M.C. Libal, and J.F. Edwards. 2009. Septicemia in a neonatal calf associated with Chromobacterium violaceum. Veterinary Pathology. 46 (1): 71-74. PMID: 19112118.

D. K. Ajithdoss, S. M. Reddy, P.F. Suchodolski, L. F. Lee, H. J. Kung and B. Lupiani. 2009. In vitro characterization of the Meq proteins of Marek’s disease virus vaccine strain CVI988. Virus Research. 142 (1-2): 57-67. PMID: 19189855.

P.F. Suchodolski, Y. Izumiya, B. Lupiani, D.K. Ajithdoss, O. Gilad, L.F. Lee, H.J. Kung, and S. M. Reddy. 2009. Homodimerization of Marek's disease virus-encoded Meq protein is not sufficient for transformation of lymphocytes in chickens. Journal of Virology. 83 (2): 859-869. PMID: 1897127.

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