About the Author

Dr. Starkey earned her BS in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas and her DVM and PhD at Oklahoma State University, where her graduate research focused on vector-borne infections. She completed her residency training through the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University. In 2016, Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at Auburn University, where she is involved in various research projects involving vector-borne and foodborne infections, diagnostic parasitology, and parasite consultation and outreach. Dr. Starkey is also heavily involved in teaching parasitology to first-, second-, and fourth-year veterinary students.