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E. Scott Weber- BS, MSc, VMD
Associate Professor of Clinical
Medicine & Epidemiology

Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1393


Research Focus

Immunology and infectious disease of aquatic animals with an emphasis in fish virology

Specialty Focus

My focus is in aquatic animal and zoological medicine with an emphasis in ecosystem health


1988 Honors Biology - Pre Veterinary open option, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1992 BS Zoology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
1997 VMD Veterinary Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Aquavet I Aquatic Veterinary Science/Pathobiology, University Of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Woods Hole, MA
1995 Aquavet II Aquatic Veterinary Science/Pathobiology, University Of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Woods Hole, MA
1998 Post Grad Research Immunology, University of Edinburg, Royal Dick Veterinary College, Centre for Tropical Vet Med
1998 CE Immunology, American Association of Immunologists Advanced Course in Immunology, University Of California, Berkeley
1999 MSc "with Distinction" Aquatic Veterinary Science/Pathobiology, University of Stirling, Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling Scotland

Honors and Awards

1997-1999 Thouron Fellow: prestigious, competitive award for graduate study in UK
1997 AVMA Auxiliary Award for campus involvement
1996-1997 Somerset Hills Kennel Club Bob Goldstein Scholarship Award
1996-1997 New Jersey Veterinary Foundation Joseph Millar Scholarship Grant
1996-1997 William Goldman Foundation Scholarship Grant
1996-1997 Schooley'sMountain Kennel Club Reinhard Stumpf Memorial Scholarship
1996-1997 Senseman-MacGregor Scholarship
1995-1997 AKC Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine
1995-1997 Fairchild Scholarship for Veterinary Public Health
1992 Theta Xi Campus Achievement Award


Veterinary License - California
Veterinary License - Massachusetts
USDA Accreditation AR, MA, CA
Veterinary License - Pennsylvania

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Statewide Fish Disease Research Program, (Principal Investigator), CDFG

Principal Investigator, Testing of Viral Samples, (Principal Investigator), CDFG

Co-Investigator, CCAH Resident Grant, Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, CCAH Resident Grant, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Yellow Creek Restoration, (Principal Investigator), US Forest Service

Principal Investigator, Novartis KHV Duration Testing, (Principal Investigator), Novartis Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2010 Innis C, Davis D, Mandelman J, Gibson P, Charron K, Schumacher I, Murphy W, Weber SE III Hematologic values of captive Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • Link Icon 2009 Nyaoke A, Weber ES, Innis C, Stremme D, Dowd C, Hinckley L, Gorton T, Wickes B, Sutton D, de Hoog S, Frasca S Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in weedy seadragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) and leafy seadragons (Phycodurus eques) caused by species of Exophiala, including a novel species J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2009 Weber ES, Waltzek TB, Young DA, Twitchell EL, Gates AE, Vagelli A, Risatti GR, Hedrick RP, Frasca S Systemic iridovirus infection in the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni Koumans 1933) J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2009 Innis C, Nyaoke AC, Williams CR, Dunnigan B, Merigo C, Woodward DL, Weber ES, Frasca S Pathologic and parasitologic findings of cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) stranded on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2001-2006 J Wildl Dis,
  • Link Icon 2009 Innis CJ, Ravich JB, Tlusty MF, Hoge MS, Wunn DS, Boerner-Neville LB, Merigo C, Weber ES Hematologic and plasma biochemical findings in cold-stunned Kemp's ridley turtles: 176 cases (2001-2005) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2008 Innis C, Tlusty M, Perkins C, Holladay S, Merigo C, Weber ES Trace metal and organochlorine pesticide concentrations in cold-stunned juvenile Kemp’s ridley turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) from Cape Cod, Massachusetts Chelonian Conservation and Biology,
  • Link Icon 2008 Solano M, Innis C, Smith C, Merigo C, Weber ES Scintigraphic and radiographic evaluation of appendicular skeletal lesions in cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2008 McBride MP, Sims MA, Cooper RW, Nyaoke AC, Cullion C, Kiupel M, Frasca S, Forrester N, Weaver SC, Weber ES Eastern equine encephalitis in a captive harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • Link Icon 2007 Innis CJ, Tlusty M, Merigo C, Weber ES Metabolic and respiratory status of cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) J Comp Physiol B,
  • Link Icon 2005 Frasca S, Weber ES, Urquhart H, Liao X, Gladd M, Cecchini K, Hudson P, May M, Gast RJ, Gorton TS, Geary SJ Isolation and characterization of Mycoplasma sphenisci sp. nov. from the choana of an aquarium-reared jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) J Clin Microbiol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Weber ES III: Fish analgesia: pain, stress, fear aversion, or nociception?, Elsevier, (ed), Veterinary Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Practice. .

2011 Weber ES: Non-Lethal diagnostic and surgical procedures for fish patients, Rocco C. Cipriano, Andrew W. Bruckner, Igor S. Shchelkunov, (ed), Bridging America and Russia with shared perspectives on aquatic animal health, East Lansing, MI. 309-319.

2011 Weber ES: Emerging Infectious Diseases in Fisheries and Aquaculture, A. Alonso Aguirre, Richard Ostfeld, Peter Daszak, (ed), New Directions in Conservation Medicine Applied Cases of Ecological Health, Oxford, UK. .

2011 Aguirre AA, Weber ES: The Living Ocean, an Evolving Oxymoron: Educating Our Public on the State of Fisheries and Ecosystems Around the Globe, Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Springer Reference Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Meyers, Robert A, (ed), Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, London, UK. .

2010 Weber ES: Geriatric veterinary care for fish patients, , Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 1-14.