Kate Worthing, BVSc (Hons), PhD

Assistant Professor of Practice Faculty

Kate Worthing, BVSc (Hons), PhD

Assistant Professor of Practice Faculty

Academic/Professional Bio

Dr. Kate Worthing leads the Foundations course for DVM students and conducts research into zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance and genomic epidemiology of bacterial pathogens. Dr. Worthing also works in small animal practice and seeks to conduct Extension outreach and research into One Health issues affecting underserved communities in southern Arizona. An additional focus of Dr. Worthing’s research is the comparative study of canine and human skin microbiomes and the development of skin therapeutics, based on a patented antibiotic she discovered during her PhD. She received her veterinary degree and PhD at the University of Sydney before completing postdoctoral fellowships at the Peter Doherty Institute in Melbourne, Australia, the Gallo microbiome lab at UC San Diego, and the Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory at the USDA.

Current Membership

  • American Veterinary Medical Association Australian Veterinary Association
Faculty Research