Munashe Chigerwe

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

Office
3121 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Council of Veterinary Surgeons, Zimbabwe
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Education
2001, BVSc, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2008, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
2008, MPH, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
2020, MSc Vet Med, Royal Veterinary College, University of London,
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Housing conditions and pneumonia in Irish dairy calves, Conor McAloon (Principal Investigator), Wellcome Trust
Co-Principal Investigator, Risk factors for intravenous catheter infection in hospitalized cattle, goats and sheep., Ailbhe King (Principal Investigator), UC Davis VMTH
Co-Principal Investigator, Mental Health and Wellness Issues facing Students in Veterinary Medicine: A Collaborative Study with the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Diemart Holm (Principal Investigator), University of Pretoria
Co-Principal Investigator, Screening for genetic elements linked to antimicrobial drug resistance in Salmonella isolated from cattle in California: focus on drugs of critical importance to human and veterinary medicine., Richard Pereira (Principal Investigator), California Department of Agriculture
Co-Investigator, Intranasal Moraxella bovis/Moraxella bovoculi native cytotoxin vaccine to prevent naturally occurring infectious bovine keratoconjutivitis, John Angelos (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Determination of blood endotoxin concentrations in sick dairy bull calves delivered to calf ranches., (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health
Co-Investigator, Survey and Longitudinal Study on Antimicrobial Treatments and Resistance in Adult Cattle on California Dairies , Sharif Aly (Principal Investigator), CDFA
Co-Principal Investigator, Prevalence of in-vitro phenotypic antibiotic resistance in respiratory bacterial isolates from weaned dairy heifers in California with and without respiratory disease and the association with farm level management variables and enteric bacterial minimum i, Sarah Depenbrock (Principal Investigator), CDFA
Principal Investigator, Establishing evidence-based wellness practices for veterinary medical students to decrease burnout, depression, anxiety and improve quality of life: A response to increasing rates of veterinarian suicide , (Principal Investigator), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Honors and Awards
1997-1998 Caps scholarship, University of Zimbabwe
1998-1999 Ecomed scholarship, University of Zimbabwe
2000-2001 Class prize and best clinical student, University of Zimbabwe.
2004-2005 Phi Zeta award for scientific presentation.
2005-2008 E.R Price Public Health Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine
2005-2006 University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine nominee for the American Association Veterinary Clinicians resident award
2007-2013 Phi Zeta Honor Society in Veterinary Medicine inductee
2007-2008 Graduating Doctoral Commencement Student Marshall; University of Missouri-Columbia
2007-2008 Master of Public Health Student Distinction Award
2009-2010 Favorite Teacher Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011
2009-2010 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2010
2010-2011 Favorite Faculty Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011
2010-2011 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011.
2010-2011 Keynote Speaker. California Veterinary Medical Association Banquet for the Class of 2011
2010-2011 Veterinary Leadership Experience, scholarship recipient awarded by SCAVMA.
2011-2012 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2012.
2012-2013 Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health inductee
2012-2013 The Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine fellow
2012-2013 SVM Graduation Commencement Speaker, UC Davis
2013 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, UC Davis
2014 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis (May) (Graduate/Professional Category)
2014 Graduation Commencement Speaker, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri (May)
2015 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2015 (May)
2016 Large Animal Faculty Award: Awarded by the Class of 2016 (May)
2016 Keynote Speaker. California Veterinary Medical Association Banquet for the Class of 2016
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2020 Chigerwe M : Ruminant immunodeficiency diseases, Bradforrd P. Smith, David C. Van Metre, Nicola Pusterla, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, . 1761-1762.
2020 House JK, Gunn AA, Chuck G, McGuirk SM, Chigerwe M
: Initial Management and Clinical Investigation of Neonatal Disease, Bradforrd P. Smith, David C. Van Metre, Nicola Pusterla, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, . 315-334.
2019 Chigerwe M : Calf welfare, Terry Engle, Donald J. Klingborg, Bernard E. Rollin, (ed), Animal Welfare, . 305-311.
2017 Chigerwe M : Heartwater (Cowdriosis), Chase C, Lutz K, McKenzie E, and Tibary A, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants, . .
2017 Chigerwe M : Bovine petechial fever, Chase C, Lutz K, McKenzie E, and Tibary A, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants, . .
Research Focus
Primary Focus: Bovine neonatal immunology1. Dairy calf neonatal immunity.2. Wild ruminant neonatal immunity
Secondary Focus: Educational Research1. Mental health and wellness in veterinary medical students.2. Effect of curricular design on approaches to learning by veterinary medical students.
Specialty Focus
Livestock Medicine & Surgery