Joseph W. Camp, MS, PhD


  • BS Biological Science, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois - 1974
  • MS Parasitology & Parasite Ecology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois - 1977
  • PhD Parasitology & Parasite Ecology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina - 1980
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immunoparasitology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico - 1980-1981

Current Professional Activities

  • Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • University Secretary of Faculties, Office of the Provost, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Past Professional Activities

  • Director of the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine


  • American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists
  • American Society of Parasitologists

Current Research/Clinical Interests

  • Collaborator on several parasitology research projects providing expertise on identification methods.


  • Married to Amy


  • Three adult children, the oldest of whom just finished a PhD in parasitology studying the raccoon roundworm.


  • Two dogs, two cats, and two horses


  • Running
  • Snorkeling
  • Reading

Favorite Movie

  • The Godfather

Favorite Quote

  • "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill

What I like Most About VIN

  • The zoonoses cases.

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