Kristy Pabilonia

Executive Director of Clinical Diagnostics, Veterinary Health System Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

306 Diagnostic Medicine Center

(970) 297-4109

About Kristy

My research interests include avian influenza virus, backyard poultry populations, Salmonella and a number of zoonotic diseases.


PhD, Colorado State University, 2012DVM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2002BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1996


Diplomate, Virology
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists


Minor, C, Kersh, GJ, Gelatt, T, Kondas, AV, Pabilonia, KL, Weller, CB, Dickerson, BR and Duncan CG. Coxiella burnetii in Northern Fur Seals and Stellar Sea Lions of Alaska, Journal of Wildlife Diseases (accepted November 2012).Pabilonia KL, Podell BK and Powers, BE. Canine oral mast cell tumors – pathology in practice, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (accepted April 2012). Smith EI, Reif JS, Hill AE, Slota KS, Miller RS, Bjork KE and Pabilonia KL. 2012. Epidemiological characterization of Colorado backyard bird flocks, Avian Diseases, 7(2), 44-48.Slota KE, Hill AE, Keefe TJ, Bowen RA and Pabilonia KL. 2011. Biosecurity and bird movement practices in upland game bird facilities in the United States, Avian Diseases, 55(2), 180-6Slota KE, Hill AE, Keefe TJ, Bowen RA, Miller RS and Pabilonia KL. 2011. Human-bird interactions in the United States upland gamebird industry and the potential for zoonotic disease transmission, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 11(8), 115-23.