Tasha Epp, DVM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Zoonoses; Large Animal Clinical Sciences,
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor; School of Public Health
LACS-WCVM, University of Saskatchewan,
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B4

Email: tasha.epp@usask.ca

Research Interests:
  • Epidemiology of West Nile virus in the prairies. This research has evolved to include landscape epidemiology and modelling and human aspects relating to implementation of vaccine, with specific involvement with Saskatchewan Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Companion animal zoonoses. In the process of developing research program in this area. The goal is to look at zoonotic diseases from companion animals (particularly dogs and cats). Specific populations of interest: aboriginal populations, rural/small town and inner city/low income neighbourhoods. Specific diseases of interest: Giardia, Echinococcus, and Toxocara.

Keywords: Zoonotic diseases, Public health, Epidemiology.