Roberta Dwyer

Professional Profile

Professor 70% Instruction; 30% Extension

Director of the UK Preveterinary Advising Program


DVM    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

MS      University of Kentucky (Infectious disease epidemiology)

Board Certified, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Board Certified, ACVPM Epidemiology Subspecialty

Additional Information

Courses Taught

ASC 209 Veterinary Medical Terminology

EQM 490 Capstone in Equine Science and Management

VS 350 Introductory Anatomy, Physiology, and Animal Hygiene

VS 351 Principles of Animal Hygiene and Disease Control



2014-2015 Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisor Award, 2nd faculty runner up

2013 University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award by the UK Alumni Association (student nominated)

2011 Joe T. Davis Outstanding Advisor Award, UK College of Agriculture (student nominated)

Selected as one of the top six applicants for the University of Kentucky Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award, 2004 and 2005

Elected Distinguished Practitioner of The National Academies of Practice, 1999


Invited Book Chapters

R.M. Dwyer.  Equine Zoonoses: Consequences of horse-human interactions. In: Zoonoses: Infections Affecting Humans and Animals –Focus on public health aspects.  A. Sing (ed), 2015 Springer, Dordrecht, 643-357.

R.M. Dwyer. Control of Salmonella and nosocomial infections. In: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th edition. N.E. Robinson and K.A. Sprayberry (eds), 2009 Elsevier, Philadelphia, 132-138.

R.M. Dwyer.  Control of infectious disease outbreaks.  In:  Equine Infectious Diseases, M. Long, D. Sellon (eds), 2007, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 539-549.

R.M. Dwyer. Rotavirus. In:  Equine Infectious Diseases, M. Long, D. Sellon (eds), 2007, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 181-183.

Extension Activities

Subject matter expert for the American Association of Equine Practitioners in the areas of Biosecurity and Disaster Planning

National trainer and co-author for the Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness (S-CAP) program (approved by the Department of Homeland Security National Training and Educational Division program)

Experience in disaster exercise development, evaluation, logistics, HSEEP compliance.

Co-editor of the Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly 1993-2015