Michael Lappin

Section Head, Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine; Director, Companion Animal Studies Clinical Sciences

235 TMI

(970) 297-0313

About Michael

Dr. Lappin is a Professor of Infectious Disease in the Department of Clinical Sciences. His laboratory studies immune responses to vaccination against respiratory viruses in cats, as well as immune responses to feline vaccines. He also oversees a large diagnostic service for feline infectious agents, including Toxoplasma gondii, Bartonella, Ehrlichia and others. Current areas of investigation include mechanisms of transmission of Hemoplasma spp, therapies for rickettsial diseases, and companion animals as carriers of drug-resistant staphylococci. Lappin is also Director of Shelter Medicine and investigates disease outbreaks and management in shelter settings.

Research Specialty

Infectious Disease