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Johanna Rigas

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School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Assistant Professor

Educational Background

DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, 2008
MS, Biology, (Enzymology), Portland State University, 2004
Enzymatic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii adenosine kinase
BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Western Washington University, 1999


Biography

Dr. Rigas completed her undergraduate training in cellular and molecular biology at Western Washington University in 1999. She received a Master’s degree in biology at Portland State University (2004). In 2008, she obtained her DVM at Oregon State University CVM. At Oregon State University, she completed a residency in veterinary clinical pathology and became board certified in pathology in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a diagnostic veterinary clinical pathologist at Washington State University CVM, and then as a clinician within the community practice section. She is currently an assistant professor at USU CVM within ADVS. She is also the section head for the veterinary clinical pathology laboratory housed within the UVDL.

Teaching Interests

Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Research Interests

Diagnostic Veterinary Clinical Pathology


Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: UVDL 101
DialPhone: 435-797-1799
SendEmail: johanna.rigas@usu.edu

Awards

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016

Washington State University College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity College of Veterinary Medicine

2015 Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Gowen, B., Westover, J.B, Miao, J., Van Wettere, A., Rigas, J., Hickerson, B.T, Jung, K.H, Li, R., Conrad, B.L, Nielson, S., Furuta, Y., Wang, Z., (2016). Modeling severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus infection in golden Syrian hamsters: Importance of STAT2 in preventing disease and effective treatment with favipiravir. Journal of Virology
          • Vanderwall, D.K, Parkinson, K.C, Rigas, J., (2016). How to Use Oxytocin Treatment to Prolong Corpus Luteum Function for Suppressing Estrus in Mares. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 36, 1-4.
          • Rigas, J., Smith, T.J, Elena Gorman, M., Valentine, B.A, Simpson, J.M, Seguin, B., (2012). Primary ureteral giant cell sarcoma in a Pomeranian. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 41:1, 141–146.
          • Rigas, J., Montilla, H.J, Tornquist, S.J, Valentine, B.A, Kutzler, M.A, (2012). What is your diagnosis? Equine ovarian cyst fluid. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 41:3, 435–436.
          • Professional Journal

          • Rigas, J., Clinician's Brief Capsule Comment. Clinician's Brief *
          • Rigas, J., McEntire, M., Farnsworth, R., Nelson, D., Choy, K., What is your diagnosis? Oral soft tissue and cystic lesion in a dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology
          • Wilberger, M., McKenzie, E., Payton, M., Rigas, J., Valberg, S., (2014). Prevalence of exertional rhabdomyolysis in endurance horses in the Pacific Northwestern United States. Equine Veterinary Journal, doi: DOI: 10.1111/evj.12255

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

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                Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                  Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  VM 7589 - Clinical Pathology, Fall 2016

                  ADVS 6850 - Seminar in Veterinary Pathology and Histopathology, Fall 2016

                  VM 7589 - Clinical Pathology, Fall 2015

                  ADVS 6850 - Seminar in Veterinary Pathology and Histopathology, Fall 2015

                  VM 7589 - Clinical Pathology, Fall 2014

                  Fa14 VM 7546 - Systemic Pathology, Fall 2014

                  VM 7589 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Fall 2013


                  Extension

                  Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory, 2013 - Ongoing