Megan Lighty, DVM, PhD, DACPV

Megan Lighty, DVM, PhD, DACPV

  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Avian Diagnostic and Outreach Veterinarian
Animal Diagnostic Lab
Wiley Lane

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic pathology – avian species
  • Field diagnostic investigations – chickens, turkeys, upland gamebirds, waterfowl, hatchery, and processing
  • Emphasis on diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious diseases of commercial poultry
  • Turkey production medicine, including clostridial diseases and reoviral hepatitis

Education

  • PhD, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2015
  • DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013
  • BS, Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007

Specialty Board Certification
Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (DACPV), 2017

Professional Experience
2020-Present: Associate Clinical Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2015-2020: Staff Veterinarian, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Willmar, MN
2007-2015: Graduate Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Publications

Incidence of clostridial dermatitis (cellulitis) and factors for development of the disease in turkeys
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Lighty, Megan, Elvinger, François, Evans, Robert, Sriranganathan, Nammalwar, Leroith, Tanya, Pierson, F., 2015