Rebecca Radisic, DVM

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Position Title
Graduate Student


Originally from Philadelphia, Rebecca Radisic graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM in 2019 and went on to complete an anatomic pathology residency with an emphasis in wildlife pathology and disease. In this role, Rebecca was dual employed by both the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study. Upon becoming boarded, she returned to UC Davis and is currently pursuing a PhD within the Integrative Pathobiology graduate group. Her research interests include all things wildlife along with emerging infectious disease, disease ecology, and the role wildlife plays as a host or reservoir in disease transmission. She remains interested in marine environments recreationally and academically, as much of her research in veterinary school revolved around transfusion medicine in green and loggerhead sea turtles.

Major Professor

Brian Bird

Education & Degree(s)

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic)
  • DVM - UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelors of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine - University of Delaware (Minors: Biology and Medical Humanities)

Research Interests & Expertise

Wildlife pathology and diagnostics, wildlife conservation, zoonoses, emerging infectious disease, disease ecology