College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Rocio CrespoRocio Crespo, DVM, MS, DVSc

Professor of Microbiology and Pathology
Branch Chief, Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory (WADDL)
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Lab: 253-445-4537


  • DVM, Universidad Complutense (Spain); 1988
  • MS, University of Guelph (Canada); 1993
  • DVSc, University of Guelph (Canada); 1996


Avian diagnostics and food safety services for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.


VM694P Avian Diseases Block

Scholarly Interests

The primary focus of research includes investigation of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of infectious diseases in pet birds and poultry. I am particularly interested poultry diseases that have public health significance, such as Salmonella.

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