Erin Burton, DVM, MS, DACVP

Senior Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine


Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


DVM, Ross University

MS, Biomedical Sciences, University of Missouri

BS, Biology, Arizona State University

Licensures and Certifications

DACVP-Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Clinical Pathology

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Dr. Burton is dedicated to enhancing the professional veterinary student experience by using innovative technology teaching tools to enhance student participation, feedback, and assessments. She utilizes a case based approach to teaching to create a foundation of lifelong learning and problem solving skills in early didactic training. Aside from teaching, Dr. Burton's professional interests include hemoparasites (specifically Cytauxzoon felis), cytology, hematology, small animal microbiome (urinary and GI), and point of care diagnostics.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Clinical Pathology, Parasitology

Awards & recognition

  • Charles Lewis Davis Foundation 2015 Resident Scholarship Award in Veterinary Pathology
  • Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society

Research summary/interests

My research is focused on providing collaborative support in the fields of clinical pathology, cytology, canine microbiome, and companion animal hemoparasitic disease. My other research interests include technology tools that enhance the professional learning environment as well as provide state of the art feedback and assessment.


Academic interests and focus

I am interested in integrating active learning techniques and new state of the art technologies into my classroom.


  • CVM 6925: Diagnostics Laboratory, Course Coordinator
  • CVM 6913: Agents of Disease 1
  • CVM 6917: Agents of Disease 2


Clinical interests

  • Cytology
  • Hematology
  • Parasite

Clinical experience statement

I am dedicated to providing diagnostic services in the areas of clinical pathology and parasitology for the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and the community.

Hospital privileges

Veterinary Medical Center