Rocio Crespo, DVM, MS, DVSc, Dip. ACPV
Dr. Crespo has extensive diagnostic experience and firsthand knowledge with major OIE reportable diseases, such as avian influenza and velogenic Newcastle disease. In 2016 she received the scientist of the year award from the Pacific Egg and Poultry Association. Presently she serves as a Board of Directors member for the American Association of Avian Pathologists and an editor for the Journals of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Applied Poultry Research. The primary focus of Dr. Crespo's research includes investigation of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of diseases in poultry. Dr. Crespo has over 70 publications, in peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
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AffiliationsAmerican Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Poultry Veterinarians
American Association of Avian Pathologists
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
Poultry Science Association
Association of Veterinarians in Egg Production
CertificationsDiplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Global Health, Infectious DiseasesMy research and service work strives to facilitate continued development of practical tools for poultry farms, not only commercial but also small flocks. Biosecurity and epidemiological issues for other captive, companion, or wild birds are also studied, especially as they may relate to disease introduction and spread into poultry flocks.
My research objectives include developing tools to advance poultry health through metagenomics and clinical pathology, and improving epidemiologic investigation using molecular techniques and geographic information systems.
CVM Students Awarded AAAP Scholarships
Several NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students picked up honors from the American Association of Avian Pathologists at the organization’s annual meeting last week in Washington. The Class of 2021’s Grayson Walker received a $5,000 AAAP Foundation/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship, awarded to veterinary students dedicated to poultry health. Walker is an alumnus
A Passion for Poultry Health
She begins, as she usually does, with a smile and a laugh. “I need to show you something,” Rocio Crespo, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s new professor of poultry health management, says from behind her desk. In one swift movement she turns her chair around, switches her computer off sleep mode and pulls up