Cynda Crawford

Cynda Crawford

Fredrica Saltzman Endowed Professorship Chair In Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 258-9263
Business Email: crawfordc@ufl.edu

About Cynda Crawford

Dr. Crawford is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine and Director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program , an educational and discovery initiative with a global impact on the healthcare and welfare of homeless animals. Her areas of expertise include diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of infectious diseases in dogs and cats in sheltering facilities. She focuses on diagnosis and management of viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory infections in shelter dogs. Dr. Crawford’s accomplishments include discovery of canine influenza virus and development of the canine influenza vaccine. Educational achievements include partnering with Dr Julie Levy to develop the Professional Certificate in Shelter Medicine for advanced training of veterinary students in the knowledge and skills to serve as veterinarians in shelters.

Accomplishments

Distinguished Award for Alumni Achievement (DVM Category)
2019 · University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Maddie's Hero Award
2017 · Maddie's Fund
Responder Award
2013 · Florida State Agricultural Response Team
Community Service Award
2011 · Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Bark's 100 Best and Brightest Honoree
2010 · BARK Magazine
Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
2006 · University of Florida
Superior Accomplishment Award, Academic Personnel (for discovery of canine influenza virus)
2006 · University of Florida
Outstanding Clinical Investigation
2005 · Florida Association of Kennel Clubs

Research Profile

Research Interests

– Canine and Feline Infectious Disease and Immunology

– Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Infectious Diseases

– Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking

Publications

2016 Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)
2014 Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)
2014 Journal of feline medicine and surgery
2012 Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc
2009 Compendium (Yardley, PA)
2008 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2008 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2007 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2007 Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
2007 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2007 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2006 Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
2006 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2005 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2005 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2004 Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2003 American Journal of Veterinary Research
2001 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
1986 Journal of dental research

Grants

May 2017 – Aug 2017
Zoonotic Intestinal Parasite Burdens in Shelter Dogs Before and After Treatment
MADDIE'S FUND, THE PET RESCUE FOU · Principal Investigator
Feb 2017 – Dec 2019
Determination of Virus Shedding Time in Dogs Treated for Canine Parvovirus Infection
MADDIE'S FUND, THE PET RESCUE FOU · Principal Investigator
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
Maddie?s? Shelter Medicine Program (?Maddie?s? Program)
MADDIE'S FUND, THE PET RESCUE FOU · Principal Investigator
Apr 2005 – Apr 2020
small animal medicine research
UF FOU · Principal Investigator

Patents

Issued June 2011
Canine Influenza Virus
#7,959,929
Issued May 2016
Materials and Methods for Respiratory Disease Control in Canines (DIV2)
#9,345,758
Issued March 2018
Materials and Methods for Respiratory Disease Control in Canines (DIV1)
#9,913,892

Education

DVM
1989 · University of Florida
PhD, Immunology/Infectious Diseases
1984 · University of Florida
MS, Animal Science
1978 · North Carolina State University
BS, Animal Science
1975 · North Carolina State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 258-9263
Emails:
Business:
crawfordc@ufl.edu