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


  • 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