Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, DACVPM

Phone (859) 218-1122

804 W.P. Garrigus Building
Lexington KY 40546

Professional Profile


American Horse Publication 2nd place award for Service to the Reader, “Horse Diseases and Humans,” The Horse, September 2008 edition.

Elected as U.S. representative to the International Society for Animal Hygiene’s Extended Board of Directors (2003-2006) [over 40 countries represented]

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

Elected Distinguished Practitioner of The National Academies of Practice, 1999

Iowa State University Distinguished Young Alumnus, 1998

Association for Women Veterinarians Outstanding Woman Veterinarian Award, 1998

Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award, 1997

Selected Publications

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.

O. Agricola, C.N. Carter, J.W. Riley, J.L. Smith, R.M. Dwyer. (2009) Application of an automated surveillance data-analysis system in a laboratory-based early-warning system for detection of an abortion outbreak in mares. Am J Vet Res, 70:247-256.

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.

R.M. Dwyer. (2004) Environmental disinfection to control equine infectious diseases. Vet Clin of N Am: Equine 20:531-542.

R.M. Dwyer. (2003) Fitting the pieces of the puzzle: mare reproductive loss syndrome update. Eq Vet Ed, 5:56-58.

R.M. Dwyer, L. Garber, J. Traub-Dargatz, B.J. Meade, D.G. Powell, M.P. Pavlick, A.J. Kane. (2003) Case-control study of factors associated with excessive proportions of early fetal losses associated with mare reproductive loss syndrome in central Kentucky during 2001. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 222:613-619.

H.C. Schott, S.L. Ewart, R. D. Walker, R.M. Dwyer, S. Dietrich, S. Eberhart, J. Kusey, J. Stick, F. Derksen. (2001) An outbreak of salmonellosis among horses at a veterinary teaching hospital. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 218:1152-1159.

S.L Ewart, H.C. Schott, R.L. Robison, R.M. Dwyer, S.W. Eberhart, R.D. Walker. (2001) Identification of sources of Salmonella organisms in a veterinary teaching hospital and evaluation of the effects of disinfection on detection of Salmonella organisms on surface materials. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 218:1145-1151.

D.G. Powell, R.M. Dwyer, J.L. Traub-Dargatz, R.H. Fulker, J.W. Whalen, J. Srinivasappa, W.M. Acree, H. Chu. (1997) A field safety, immunogenicity and efficacy study of an inactivated equine rotavirus vaccine. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 211, 193-198.

Multiple articles in Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly and The Horse magazine ( on equine infectious diseases, disaster medicine and epidemiology.


Curriculum Vitae


DVM 1985; Iowa State University

MS 1990; University of Kentucky

Areas of Interest

equine education, equine research, equine science and management degree, infectious diseases, pre-veterinary