Faculty Profile

Kyle R. Taylor

Kyle R. Taylor

Pathologist, Assistant Professor

Office Phone: 509-335-2323



Dr. Taylor is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and holds a joint appointment as Pathologist in the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) performing diagnostic and investigational veterinary anatomic pathology for a wide variety of domestic and wildlife species and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology providing instruction in veterinary pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. He also provides pathology support for research concerning wildlife disease and welfare taking place at the WSU CVM, including Elk hoof disease, bighorn sheep pneumonia, and disease in bile-farmed Asiatic black bear.


  • Anatomic Pathology Clinical Instructor Fellowship: Department of Animal Health, Walt Disney World Animal Programs
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency: Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida
  • PhD: Laboratory of Wildlife Biology and Medicine, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • DVM: College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
  • BS in Zoology: School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

Diagnostic pathology services with particular interest in wildlife disease and zoonoses and in the use of wildlife and exotic species as non-traditional models of human disease.

Instructor in General Pathology in the DVM curriculum

VPa 542 Advanced Diagnostic Pathology (Course Director)
VM 545 General Pathology
VM 656P

Select Publications
  • Jessica K Wong, Meaghan V Eren, Ashley L Hanna, Ashley R Bredenberg, Kyle R Taylor (2020) What Is Your Diagnosis? Maxillary Sinus Mass in a Young Lowline Angus Bull Vet Clin Pathol. ;49(1):153-155. doi: 10.1111/vcp.12794. Epub 2019 Nov 3. PMID: 31680277 PMCID:
  • Kumagai Y, Sato K, Taylor KR, Zamoto-Niikura A, Imaoka K, Morikawa S, Ohnishi M, Kawabata H. (2018) A relapsing fever group Borrelia sp. is widely distributed among wild deer in Japan. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 9(3):465-470. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.12.016. Epub 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29329785 PMCID:
  • K. Taylor, N. Milone, C. Rodriguez (2017) Four cases of spontaneous neoplasia in the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), a putative cancer-resistant species. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences 72(1): 38-43 PMID: 27129918 PMCID:
  • K. Taylor, M. Garner, K. Russell, E. Epperson, H. Grodi, S. Roff, G. Dumonceaux, J. Struthers, M. Dark, J. Abbott (2016) Chordomas at high prevalence in the captive population of the endangered Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis) Veterinary Pathology 53(1): 163-169 PMID: 25791038 PMCID:
  • K. Lee, A. Takano, K. Taylor, M. Sashika, M. Shimozuru, S. Konnai, H. Kawabata, T. Tsubota (2014) A relapsing fever group Borrelia sp. similar to Borrelia lonestari found among wild sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) and Haemaphysalis spp. ticks in Hokkaido, Japan Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 5(6): 841-847 PMID: 25108784 PMCID:
  • K. Taylor, A. Takano, S. Konnai, M. Shimozuru, H. Kawabata, T. Tsubota (2013) Borrelia miyamotoi infections among wild rodents show age and month independence and correlation with Ixodes persulcatus larval attachment in Hokkaido, Japan Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13(2): 92-97 PMID: 23210636 PMCID:
  • 2017 Jerry Newbry Teaching Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, WSU
  • 2016 Student Scholarship Award in Veterinary Pathology by the Charles Louis Davis, DVM Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology 
  • 2013 Japan Ministry of Education, Government Scholar, full PhD scholarship