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Asli Mete- DVM, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical
California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab


Research Focus

Avian pathology; Backyard poultry; backyard chicken diseases; and I also have continued interest in iron overload disorders in captive avian species although I am not currently performing research in this area.

Specialty Focus

Diagnostic pathology, spontaneous diseases


1996 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
2000 MSc Veterinary Pathology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2005 PhD Veterinary Pathobiology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2008 Anatomic Pathology Residency , Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Establishment of rapid definitive diagnostic testing for Marek's disease in California backyard chickens, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Sheley MF, Higgins RJ, Mete A Transmural ileal ganglioneuromatosis in a young Boer goat (Capra hircus) J Comp Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Mete A, Stephenson N, Rogers K, Hawkins MG, Sadar M, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Bell DA, Smallwood KS, Wells A, Shipman J, Foley J Knemidocoptic mange in wild Golden Eagles, California, USA Emerging Infectious Diseases,
  • Link Icon 2014 Trott KA, Giannitti F, Rimoldi G, Hill A, Woods L, Barr B, Anderson M, Mete A Fatty Liver Hemorrhagic Syndrome in the Backyard Chicken: A Retrospective Histopathologic Case Series Vet Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Bautista AC, Tahara J, Mete A, Gaskill CL, Bryant UK, Puschner B Diagnostic value of tissue monensin concentrations in horses following toxicosis J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2013 Stinson S, Mete A Popular backyard flock program reduces biosecurity risks of amateur production California Agriculture,
  • Link Icon 2013 Roegner A, Federico G, Woods LW, Mete A, Puschner B Public health implications of lead poisoning in backyard chickens and cattle: four cases Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports,
  • Link Icon 2013 Garcia J, Anderson M, Blanchard P, Mete A, Uzal FA The pathology of enterotoxemia by Clostridium perfringes type C in calves J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2013 Vapniarsky N, Wenger DA, Scheenstra D, Mete A Sphingomyelin lipidosis (Niemann-Pick disease) in a juvenile raccoon (Procyon lotor) J Comp Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Mete A, Giannitti F, Barr B, Woods L, Anderson M Causes of mortality in backyard chickens in Northern California: 2007-2011 Avian Diseases,
  • Link Icon 2013 Petritz OA, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Paul-Murphy J, Fecteau K, Mete A, Kass P, Hawkins MG Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of single administration of 4.7-mg deslorelin acetate implants on egg production and plasma sex hormones in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) Am J Vet Res,