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Jane Sykes- BVSc, PhD
Medicine & Epidemiology

2415B Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1393


Research Focus

Infectious diseases of dogs and cats, especially those of immunocompromised patients; fungal diseases; bloodstream-associated bacterial infections.

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases


1998 PhD Veterinary Microbiology, University of Melbourne, Australia
1993 BVSc (Hons) , University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Honors and Awards

2013 Award for one of the top 5 downloaded articles in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011 and 2012
2011 Award for the second most downloaded article in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
2011 Best abstract by a resident at the 29th Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference, Denver, CO, June 2011.
1997 School of Graduate Studies Traveling Scholarship
1997 Rowden White Prize (for achievement in research)
1996-1998 Australian Postgraduate Award
1996 John Nevill Research Scholarship
1995 ACVIM Forum research abstract and scientific poster session competition winner
1995 Barrenger Scholarship for Overseas Travel/Study
1994-1995 CSL Scholarship for Infectious Diseases
1993 First Class Honours Awarded - Dean's Honours List
1993 The AVA (Vic. Div.) prize in veterinary science for the top student in final year
1993 Hill's Pet Nutrition Prize in Small Animal Medicine
1993 The ASAVA/Uncle Ben's Award for Clinical Proficiency
1993 CVDL Prize for Excellence in Clinical Pathology
1993 Payne Exhibition for the Highest Aggregate marks in the Clinical Subjects of the Examinations in the Fifth Year of the BVSc Course
1993 Prize for the Best Bovine Case Report
1991/1992 Research Scholarship in Veterinary Science
1991 Chapter of Veterinary Pharmacology Prize for Excellence in Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne
1991 CSL Prize for Veterinary Microbiology
1991 Dwight's Prize for Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology
1989 The Baldwin Spencer Prize in Zoology Practical Work


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Coinfections with Babesia conradae and other blood-borne pathogens in dogs with extensive coyote interactions in the United States, (Principal Investigator), McBean Family Foundation

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2015 Huckabone SE, Gulland FM, Johnson SM, Colegrove KM, Dodd EM, Pappagianis D, Dunkin RC, Casper D, Carlson EL, Sykes JE, Meyer W, Miller MA. COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS AND OTHER SYSTEMIC MYCOSES OF MARINE MAMMALS STRANDING ALONG THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA COAST: 1998-2012 J Wildl Dis,
  • Link Icon 2014 Dubey JP, Shelton D, Sykes JE, Sharp NJ, Kumar S, Calero R, Viviano J, Sundar N, Khan A, Grigg M Sarcocystis caninum and sarcocystis svanai n. spp. (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) associated with severe myositis and hepatitis in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) J Eukaryotic Microbiol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Ybarra WL, Sykes JE, Wang Y, Byrne BA, Westropp JL Performance of a Veterinary Urine Dipstick Paddle System for the Diagnosis and Identification of Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs and Cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Santos LC, Cubilla MP, de Moraes W, Cubas ZS, Oliveira MJ, Estrada M, Leutenegger CM, Sykes JE, Lindsay LL, Marcondes M, Filho IRB, Biondo AW Hemotropic Mycoplasma in a Free-ranging Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta caraya) in Brazil J Wildl Dis,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hennebelle JH, Sykes JE, Carpenter TE, Foley J Spatial and temporal patterns of Leptospira infection in dogs from northern California: 67 cases (2001-2010) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Johnson LR, Queen EV, Vernau W, Sykes JE, Byrne BA Microbiologic and cytologic assessment of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from dogs with lower respiratory tract infection: 105 cases (2001-2011) J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Eckholm NG, Outerbridge CA, White SD, Sykes JE Prevalence of and risk factors for isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. from dogs with pyoderma in northern California, USA Vet Dermatol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Wynne J, Klause S, Stadler CK, Pye GW, Meyer W, Sykes JE Preshipment testing success: Resolution of a nasal sinus granuloma in a captive koala (phascolarctos cinereus) caused by cryptococcus gatti J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • Link Icon 2012 Garcia R, Wheat LJ, Cook A, Kirsch E, Sykes JE Sensitivity and specificity of a blood and urine galactomannan antigen assay for diagnosis of systemic aspergillosis in dogs J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2012 Westropp JL, Sykes JE, Irom S, Daniels J, Smith A, Keil D, Settje T, Wang Y, Chew D Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of high dose short duration enrofloxacin treatment regimen for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in dogs J Vet Intern Med,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Chomel BB, Sykes JE: Bartonellosis, Merial, (ed), Guide to Vector-Borne Diseases of Pets. .

2013 Sykes JE: Haemoplasmosis, , Guide to Vector-Borne Diseases of Pets. .

2011 Foreyt, Gorham W, Sykes JE: Neorickettsia helminthoeca infection, Greene CE, (ed), Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th edition. 220-223.

2011 Greene CE, Sykes JE, Moore GE, Goldstein RE, Schultz RD: Leptospirosis, Greene CE, (ed), Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th edition. 431-446.

2011 Sykes JE and Greene CE: Chlamydial Infections, Greene CE, (ed), Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th edition. 270-276.