Gavin Hitchener

Faculty member

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Extension Associate

DUCK LAB


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Lab: 631.325.0600
Fax: 631. 325.1843
Email: grh68@cornell.edu

Research Interest

Pathogenesis of Riemerella anatipestifer infection in ducks.
Vaccine technology for Riemerella anatipestifer, Escherichia coli, and Pasteurella multocida in poultry.
The disease interface between wildlife and domestic and production animal systems.

Education

  • Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Anatomic Pathologists 2016
  • Residency Anatomic Cornell University, Pathology June 2015 College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine Western University of Health Sciences May 2012 College of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, CA
  • B.Sci Animal Science May 2008 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Study abroad (Animal Science focus) Jan-May 2007 University of Western Australia Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Biography/Professional Experience

  • Cornell University Duck Research Laboratory – Laboratory director 2015-present
  • Cornell Wildlife Health Laboratory – Wildlife Pathologist 2015 – present
  • International Duck Research Cooperative, INC - Executive Director 2016 – present
  • Resident, Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Animal Health Diagnostic Center – Cornell University Ithaca, NY  July 2012 – July 2015
  • Participant, International. Transboundary Animal Disease Course, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY   April 8-19, 2013
  • Extern, CL Davis Foundation Summer Pathology Program Diag. Lab. of the Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission Little Rock, AR  July 5-29, 2010
  • Participant, Smith-Kilborne Program Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Plum Island, NY  June 1-8, 2010
  • Summer Veterinary Histology Technician Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Pomona, CA  July-Aug 2009

Publications

  • Gavin R. Hitchener, Riemerella anatipestifer: Chapter: Merck Veterinary Manual, Online publication planed 2020

  • Jerry Carmen, Stallknecht David, Leyson Christina, Berghaus Roy, Jordan Brian, Pantin-Jackwood Mary, Hitchener Gavin, Franca Monique  Recombinant hemagglutinin glycoproteins provide insight into binding to host cells by H5 influenza viruses in wild and domestic birds, Virology, August 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2020.08.001

  • Hanratty BM, Hitchener, GR, An Unusual Presentation of Salmonellosis In A Group of Young Khaki Campbell Ducklings (Anas Platyrhynchos Domesticus), ACVP Convention, December 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, poster presentation (student section), December 2016.

  • Hitchener GR, Mullen KR, Divers TJ, Duhamel GE, Acute Glomerulonephritis Associated With Administration of Bovine Hyper-Immune Serum In A 3-Month-Old Holstein Dairy Calf, ACVP Convention, November 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, poster presentation and oral presentation, November 2014.
  • Hitchener GR., Buckles, EL., Schlafer DH., Spontaneous Cervical Adenocarcinoma with Metastatic Disease in an Aged Captive Mouflon Sheep (Ovis orientalis), ACVP Convention, November 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, poster presentation, November 2014.
  • Hitchener GR., Caserto, BG, Multicentric Angioleiomyoma in a Young German Shepherd Dog, ACVP Convention, November 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, poster presentation and oral presentation, November 2014.
  • Hitchener GR, Doss J. Gastrointestinal Pythiosis in a Boxer from South West Arkansas. ACVP Convention, October 2010, Baltimore, MD. Veterinary Student Poster #12, Conference Proceedings-ACVP Veterinary Student Posters pg.141.