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Philip H Kass- BS, DVM, MPVM, MS, PhD
Professor and Researcher
Population Health & Reproduction

4005 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8631


Research Focus

Quantitative epidemiology (companion animals). Non-experimental inference. Epidemiologic methodology and analysis. Epidemiology of environmental hazards of animals and humans. Companion animal epidemiology. Hospital-based surveillance methodology. Cancer research.

Specialty Focus

Epidemiology, biostatistics.


1981 BS Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
1983 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
1984 MPVM Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
1988 MS Statistics, University of California, Davis, CA
1990 PhD Comparative Pathology/Epidemiology, University of California, Davis, CA
1990 Post-doc Environmental Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

Honors and Awards

2013 Who's Who in America 2013, 67th Edition, 300 Connell Drive, Suite 2000, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
2009-2010 Faculty Teaching Award, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2009-2010 Who's Who in America
2009-2010 Who's Who in Health Sciences Higher Education
2007-2009 Who's Who in America
2003-2004 Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduate Group in Epidemiology
2002 European Veterinary Dental Society Research Award
1996 The Daniels Award, Daniels Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
1995 Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Medicine citation
1992 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award, Graduate Group in Epidemiology
1988 Student participant, Society for Epidemiologic Research Student Workshop
1987 Who's Who in Veterinary Medicine citation
1986 Outstanding Young Men of America citation
1978 Regent's Scholar


State of California license #8474 to practice veterinary medicine
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Specialty in Epidemiology, ACVPM

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) at UC Davis, K.C. Kent Lloyd (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Co-Investigator, Prospective evaluation of California's Armed and Prohibited Persons System, Garen Wintemute (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Justice

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Winfield LS, Kass PH, Magdesian KG, Madigan JE, Aleman M, Pusterla N Factors associated with survival in 148 recumbent horses. Equine Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2014 Bonadio CM, Feldman EC, Cohen TA, Kass PH Comparison of adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test results started 2 versus 4┬áhours after Trilostane administration in dogs with naturally occurring hyperadrenocorticism. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Owens TJ, Larsen JA, Farcas AK, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ Total dietary fiber composition of diets used for management of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Pandey PK, Kass PH, Soupir ML, Biswas S, Singh VP Contamination of water resources by pathogenic bacteria AMB Express,
  • Link Icon 2014 Fuller MC, Kapatkin AS, Bruecker KA, Holsworth IG, Kass PH, Hayashi K Comparison of the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture Can Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2014 Wagner D, Newbury S, Kass PH, Hurley K Elimination behavior of shelter dogs housed in double compartment kennels PloS One,
  • Link Icon 2014 Grosset C, Bougerol C, Kass PH, Guzman DSM Plasma butyrylcholinesterase concentrations in Psittacine birds: reference values, factors of variation, and association with feather-damaging behavior J Avian Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2014 Pusterla N, Tamez-Trevino E, White A, VanGeem J, Packham A, Conrad PA, Kass P Comparison of prevalence factors in horses with and without seropositivity to Neospora hughesi and/or Sarcocystis neurona Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2014 Jeong J, Aly SS, Cano JP, Polson D, Kass PH, Perez AM Stochastic model of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus control strategies on a swine farm in the United States. Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2014 Britz E, Spier SJ, Kass PH, Edman JM, Foley JE The relationship between Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi phenotype with location and extent of lesions in horses. Vet J,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Kass PH: Modern epidemiologic study designs, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, (ed), Handbook of Epidemiology, 2nd edition, Berlin. 325-363.

2009 Kass PH: Reading and interpreting scientific literature, Robinson NE, Sprayberry KA, (ed), Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th edition, St. Louis. 33-36.

2009 Kass PH: Epidemiologic study designs, Haskell SRR, (ed), Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ames. 199-200.

2006 Kass PH, Riemann HP: Epidemiology of foodborne diseases, Riemann HP, Cliver DO, (ed), Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, 3rd edition, London. .

2004 Kass PH, Gold EB: Modern epidemiologic study designs, , Handbook of Epidemiology, Germany. .