Karen Moriello


Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3482

Karen Moriello

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Professor of Dermatology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madision. Dr. Moriello joined the faculty in 1986.
  2. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She was awarded the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions to service and education in 2005
  3. Dermatology Residency Training, University of Florida 1984-1986
  4. DVM 1982, University of Illinois
  5. BS 1978, Eastern Illinois University


My research interests are focused on feline dermatophytosis or "ringworm".  This is an important skin disease of cats because it is not only infectious and contagious but a known zoonosis. The Dermatology Research Laboratory is currently working on protocols for the treatment and management of this disease in animal shelters. Current laboratory studies are focusing on evidence based disinfectant and cleaning protocols.


Co-Editor of Veterinary Dermatology-an International Journal

Clinical Interests

Skin diseases of dogs and cats with a special interest in feline dermatology.

Graduate Training

Depending upon funding we train specialty interns and dermatology residents.

Recent Publications