Erin Lashnits, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3270c

Erin Lashnits, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


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.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lashnits is interested in infectious diseases, particularly vector-borne diseases, in dogs and cats.

Graduate Training

PhD - Comparative Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Recent Publications

  1. 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 medicine36(2), 500–507.
  2. 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 medicine36(1), 116–125.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A full list of publications can be found here: