G. Kenitra Hendrix, DVM, PhD

Director | Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Section Head | Bacteriology, Mycology, and Parasitology Laboratories
Clinical Associate Professor | Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology

Department of Comparative Pathobiology /
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765.494.7440
Email: gkh@purdue.edu

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2013 - PhD | Washington State University (WSU)
2004 - DVM | Auburn University (AU)
2000 - BS | Auburn University (AU)


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Bacteriology and Mycology (2016)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunology (2015)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Virology (2014)
Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine (2015)

Selected Publications

– Mohamed MF, Hammac GK, Guptill L, Seleem MN. 2014. Antibacterial activity of novel cationic peptides against clinical isolates of multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from infected dogs. PLoS One. 9(12).

– Vemulapalli, TH, Hammac GK. 2015. Microbiology for Veterinary Technicians. Animalibris.

– Mohamed H, Reddy PV, Monteleone D, Mayhoub AS, Cushman M, Hammac GK, Seleem MN. 2015. Antibacterial characterization of novel synthetic thiazole compounds against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. PLoS One 10(6).

– Johnson KA, Nascimento NC, Bauer AE, Weng HY, Hammac GK, and Messick JB. 2016. Detection of hemoplasma infection of goats by use of a quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay and risk factors for analysis of infection. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 77(8).

– Bergstrom, BE, Abdelkhalek, A, Younis, W, Hammac, GK, Townsend, WM, and Seleem, MN. 2018. Antibacterial activity and safety of commercial veterinary cationic steroid antibiotics and neutralized superoxidized water. PLoS One 13(3).

– Geoman V, Tinkler S, Hammac GK, Ruple A. 2018. Evaluation of environmental sampling methods for detection of Salmonella enterica in a large animal veterinary hospital. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 59(4)

– Marshall KA, Brooks AC, Hammac GK, Thomovsky EJ, Johnson PA. 2018.Prevalence of bacterial contamination in 50% dextrose vials in varying environmental conditions after multiple punctures. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 59(12):758-762.

– LeCuyer, TE, Byrne, B, Daniels, J, Diaz-Campos, D, Hammac, GK, Miller, C, Besser, TE, and Davis, MA. 2018. Population structure and antimicrobial resistance of canine uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 56(9).

– Hendrix, GK. 2018. The role of veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 30(6).

– Burbick, CM, Nydam S, Hendrix GK, Maddox T, Besser T, Diaz-Campos D, Snekvik K. 2018. Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) for the speciation of pathogenic vibrio in fish. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 30(4):332-338.

– Hendrix, GK. 2018. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing video series: Part 1 and Part 2. MicroMavenDVM YouTube channel.

– Hendrix GK. Blood Culture, In Laboratory Tests, Blackwell’s 5-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine. 3rd ed. Anticipated publication date: 2019.

– Hendrix GK, Brayton KA, Burcham GN. Anaplasma ovis as the suspected cause of mortality in a neonatal elk calf. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2019 Mar;31(2):267-270. doi: 10.1177/1040638719830456. Epub 2019 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 30734652.

– Ceric O, Tyson GH, Goodman LB, Mitchell PK, Zhang Y, Prarat M, Cui J, Peak L, Scaria J, Antony L, Thomas M, Nemser SM, Anderson R, Thachil AJ, Franklin-Guild RJ, Slavic D, Bommineni YR, Mohan S, Sanchez S, Wilkes R, Sahin O, Hendrix GK, Lubbers B, Reed D, Jenkins T, Roy A, Paulsen D, Mani R, Olsen K, Pace L, Pulido M, Jacob M, Webb BT, Dasgupta S, Patil A, Ramachandran A, Tewari D, Thirumalapura N, Kelly DJ, Rankin SC, Lawhon SD, Wu J, Burbick CR, Reimschuessel R. Enhancing the one health initia

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