Erin Lashnits, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Department of Medical Sciences
The Lashnits Lab's broad research interest is in infectious disease epidemiology using a One Health context, particularly studying zoonotic and vector borne diseases, and infectious diseases that impact underserved veterinary populations. Current studies include characterization of the flea microbiome and flea-borne diseases in free roaming cats, and investigating Bartonella species transmission, among others.
Clinical service in Small Animal Internal Medicine at UW Veterinary Care, teaching DVM students (pre-clinical and during clinical rotations), and clinical and ecoepidemiological research.
Dr. Lashnits is interested in infectious diseases, particularly vector-borne diseases, in dogs and cats.
PhD - Comparative Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Barash, N. R., Lashnits, E., Kern, Z. T., Tolbert, M. K., & Lunn, K. F. (2022). Outcomes of esophageal and gastric bone foreign bodies in dogs. Journal of veterinary internal medicine, 36(2), 500–507. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16383
- Lashnits, E., Thatcher, B., Carruth, A., Mestek, A., Buch, J., Beall, M., Neupane, P., Chandrashekar, R., & Breitschwerdt, E. B. (2022). Bartonella spp. seroepidemiology and associations with clinicopathologic findings in dogs in the United States. Journal of veterinary internal medicine, 36(1), 116–125. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16311
- Neupane, P., Maggi, R. G., Basnet, M., Lashnits, E., Andrews, G. P., & Breitschwerdt, E. B. (2022). Bartonella henselae Recombinant Pap31 for the Diagnosis of Canine and Human Bartonelloses. Pathogens, 11(2), 182. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens11020182
- Lashnits, E., Maggi, R., Jarskog, F., Bradley, J., Breitschwerdt, E., & Frohlich, F. (2021). Schizophrenia and Bartonella spp. Infection: A Pilot Case–Control Study. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 21(6), 413–421. https://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2020.2729
- A full list of publications can be found here: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0949-5698