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Leslie Willis Woods- DVM, PhD, DACVP
Professor of Clinical
California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab

1135 Thurman Lab
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8746
lwwoods@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

  • Deer Adenovirus
  • Avian Patholgoy
  • West Nile Virus Pathogenesis
  • Plant Toxicoses
  • Wildlife Infectious Disease/Pathology
  • Environmental/Wildlife _____

Specialty Focus

Diagnostic Anatomic Pathology

Education

1996 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
1982 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
1977 BA Chemistry, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
1978 Physical Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, CA

Honors and Awards

2006 University of San Diego, Kappa Gamma Pi Alumni award

Licenses

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Foreign Animal Disease Training, Certificate from Plum Island
State Licensure - California
State Licensure - Washington

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Tule elk health assessment at Point Reyes National Seashore, (Principal Investigator),

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Leslie Willis Woods: Diagnostic exercise: High mortality in a flock of chukar partridge chicks (Alectoris chukar) in California 2015 Eckstrand CD, Woods LW, Diab SS, Crossley BM, Giannitti F Diagnostic exercise: High mortality in a flock of chukar partridge chicks (Alectoris chukar) in California Vet Pathol,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Hemolytic anemia in horses associated with ingestion of Pistacia leaves 2015 Bozorgmanesh R, Magdesian KG, Rhodes DM, Von Dollen KA, Walter KM, Moore CE, Puschner B, Woods LW, Torrisi K, Voss ED Hemolytic anemia in horses associated with ingestion of Pistacia leaves J Vet Intern Med,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Comparison of trace mineral concentrations in tail hair, body hair, blood, and liver of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in California 2015 Roug A, Swift PK, Gerstenberg G, Woods LW, Kreuder-Johnson C, Torres SG, Puschner B Comparison of trace mineral concentrations in tail hair, body hair, blood, and liver of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in California J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Patterns of Natural and Human-Caused Mortality Factors of a Rare Forest Carnivore, the Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in California 2015 Gabriel MW, Woods LW, Wengert GM, Stephenson N, Higley JM, Thompson C, Matthews SM, Sweitzer RA, Purcell K, Barrett RH, Keller SM, Gaffney P, Jones M, Poppenga R, Foley JE, Brown RN, Clifford DL, Sacks BN Patterns of Natural and Human-Caused Mortality Factors of a Rare Forest Carnivore, the Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in California PloS one,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Histopathology and risk factors associated with Neotrombicula microti infestation in the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus Californicus Scirpensis) 2015 Ott-Conn CN, Woods LW, Clifford DL, Branston T, Foley J Histopathology and risk factors associated with Neotrombicula microti infestation in the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus Californicus Scirpensis) J Wildl Dis,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Causes of mortality and unintentional poisoning in predatory and scavenging birds in California 2014 Kelly TR, Poppenga RH, Woods LW, Hernandez YZ, Boyce WM, Samaniego FJ, Torres SG, Johnson CK Causes of mortality and unintentional poisoning in predatory and scavenging birds in California Vet Rec Open,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Using DNA to Describe and Quantify Interspecific Killing of Fishers in California 2014 Wengert GM, Gabriel MW, Matthews SM, Higley JM, Sweitzer RA, Thompson CM, Purcell KL, Barrett RH, Woods LW, Green RE, Keller SM, Gaffney PM, Jones M, Sacks BN Using DNA to Describe and Quantify Interspecific Killing of Fishers in California The Journal of Wildlife Management,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Trichomonas stableri n. sp., an agent of trichomoniasis in Pacific Coast band-tailed pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata monilis) 2014 Girard YA, Rogers KH, Gerhold R, Land KM, Lenaghan SC, Woods LW, Haberkern N, Hopper M, Cann JD, Johnson CK Trichomonas stableri n. sp., an agent of trichomoniasis in Pacific Coast band-tailed pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata monilis) International Journal of Parasitology,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Temporal and geographic clustering of polyomavirus-associated olfactory tumors in 10 free-ranging raccoons (Procyon lotor). 2014 Giannitti F, Higgins RJ, Pesavento PA, Cruz FD, Clifford DL, Piazza M, Struckhoff AP, Valle LD, Bollen AW, Puschner B, Kerr E, Gelberg H, Mete A, McGraw S, Woods LW Temporal and geographic clustering of polyomavirus-associated olfactory tumors in 10 free-ranging raccoons (Procyon lotor). Vet Pathol,
  • Leslie Willis Woods: Fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome in the backyard chicken: a retrospective histopathologic case series 2014 Trott KA, Giannitti F, Rimoldi G, Hill A, Woods LW, Barr B, Anderson M, Mete A Fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome in the backyard chicken: a retrospective histopathologic case series Vet Pathol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Woods LW, Latimer KS: Chicken infectious anemia and other circovirus infections: Circovirus infections of pigeons and other avian species, , . 219-288.

2013 Schat KA, Woods LW: Chicken infectious anemia and other circovirus infections: Introduction, Swayne (ed), In: Diseases of Poultry, 13th edition, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, (ed), . 219-288.

2010 Woods LW, Latimer KS: Circovirus infectious of pigeons and other avian species, Saif YM, (ed), In: Diseases of Poultry, 12th edition, Ames, Iowa. 209-49.

2004 Woods LW, Wilson DW: The Respiratory System. Pathology, Plumlee KH, (ed), In: Clinical Veterinary Toxicology, St. Louis, MO. 80-8.

2003 Woods LW, Latimer KS: Circovirus infections of pigeons and other avian species, Saif, YM, (ed), In: Diseases of Poultry, 11th edition, Ames, Iowa. 202-11.