Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue
Dr. Marcy J. Souza

Marcy J. Souza, DVM, MPH, DABVP (Avian), DACVPM

Professor and Associate Dean (UTCVM)


Please visit Marcy Souza's College of Veterinary Medicine directory entry for more biographical information.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Zoonotic & infectious diseases of exotic pets and wildlife
  • Pharmacokinetics of medications in exotic species
  • Using wildlife as sentinels for human health
  • The impact of invasive animal species on native wildlife


  • BS  -  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 1995
  • DVM - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, May 2004
  • MPH - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, May 2008

Professional Service

  • UTIA International Advisory Committee, March 2016 – present
  • Knoxville Animal Control Board, Member, 9/08 – present
  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine,
    • Re-certification Guideline Committee, Member, 10/11 – 3/12
    • Credentials Committee, 7/12 – present
    • Membership and Outreach Committee, 11/13 - present
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, One Health Committee Member, 12/12 – present
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Committee, Alternate Representative from the Association of Avian Veterinarians, 7/15-7/18

Awards and Recognitions

  • Fulbright Specialist Roster, 6/2012 to 6/2017
  • Houghton Trust Ltd, International Travel Grant, £650, Awarded 4/2009
    • Awarded grant to teach a 2-week course on wild and pet bird medicine at Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences University, Chennai, India (Jan 28 – Feb 11, 2013)
    • Awarded grant to teach 2 workshops; one on clinical avian medicine and one on One Health/conservation medicine at Andres Bello University, Santiago, Chile (January 9-26, 2016)
  • Public Policy Faculty Fellow, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, 7 week    fellowship in Washington, D.C., $10,000, summer 2016
  • William T. Miles M.D. Memorial Award for Community Service, UTIA, August 2016


MJ Souza. Bacterial and parasitic zoonoses of exotic pets,  Veterinary Clinics of North America  –  Exotic Animal Practice 12: 401 – 415, 2009.

MJ Souza, EC Ramsay, S Patton, JC New. Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) in eastern Tennessee, Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(4): 1231 – 1234, 2009. 

MJ Souza. One Health: Zoonoses in the exotic animal practice. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Exotic Animal Practice, 14(3): 421 – 426, 2011

B Lammers, D Bemis, P Colclough, M Souza. Prevalence of Salmonella sp. isolated from Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis in eastern Tennessee, Southeastern Naturalist, 11(1):59 – 64; 2012.

WA Hill, GC Petty, PC Erwin, MJ Souza. A survey of Tennessee veterinarian and physician attitudes, knowledge, and practices in zoonoses prevention among animal owners infected with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 240(12):1432 – 1440; 2012.

MJ Souza, MJ Gray, P Colclough, DL Miller. Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus in eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in eastern Tenneessee. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(3): 560 – 566, 2012.

MJ Souza, EC Ramsay, R Donnell. Metal accumulation and health effects in raccoons (Procyon lotor) associated with coal fly ash exposure. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 64(4): 529 – 536, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s00244-012-9865-1.

A Schenk, MJ Souza. Presenting complaint and outcome of wildlife presented to a wildlife clinic in east Tennessee, 2001 – 2011. PLOS ONE, 9.3: e93517, 2014

C Meyer, T Schlekat, S Walls, J Iannuzzi, M Souza. Evaluating Risks to Wildlife from Coal Fly Ash Incorporating Recent Advances in Metals Risk Assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 11(1), 67-79, 2015

Dr. Marcy J. Souza

Contact Information