Ferret
Personnel
Ferret

Dr. Matti Kiupel, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP
Associate Professor
Section Chief Anatomical Pathology

Dr. Kiupel is a board certified veterinary pathologists with extensive experience in tumor pathology and viral pathogenesis. He has a special interest in ferret health and has been on the forefront of the discovery of a number of recently recognized ferret diseases.

Over the last years he has worked on ferret adrenal carcinomas, disseminated idiopathic myofascitis, Aleutian disease and ferret enteric diseases, especially ferret coronaviruses, rotaviruses and enteric coccidiosis.

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Kiupel, Matti

Maes, Roger

Roger K. Maes DVM, PhD
Professor
Section Head Virology

Dr. Maes is a veterinary virologist with long standing expertise in diagnostic and molecular virology.

He has a special interest in viral diseases of ferrets and his work has focused on the development and implementation of molecular diagnostic assays to rapidly detect viral agents in ferret samples. Examples include canine distemper virus, Aleutian disease virus, rotavirus types A and C, ferret enteric coronavirus and most recently the FIP-like systemic coronavirus of ferrets. His research has lead to the molecular characterization of coronaviruses of ferrets.

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Annabel G. Wise, DVM, MS, PhD
Academic Specialist

Dr. Wise is a veterinary microbiologist with special interest in molecular virology.

Her research interest is focused on the identification and genetic characterization of emerging novel viruses of animals such as ferret rotaviruses and coronaviruses. She is currently working on sequencing and analyses of extensive genomic regions of ferret enteric and systemic coronaviruses to search for potential genetic markers associated with virus pathotype.

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Wise, Annabel

Mehler, Stephen

Dr. Stephen Mehler, DVM, DACVS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mehler is a board certified veterinary surgeon with professional interests in the ongoing development of minimally invasive approaches to treatment integrating IR, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, endoscopy and endourology.

He has a extensive training and clinical experience with pet ferrets in the United States. Over the last seven years, Dr. Mehler has been working with pet ferrets and has worked to gain a better understanding of the common clinical medical and surgical conditions of this species. His main interest in ferrets are the surgical conditions of the endocrine and gastrointestinal system.

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