VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Parasitology

Associate Editor

Joe Camp


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University, 1980
  • Master of Science, Illinois State University, 1977
  • Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1974

Current Professional Activities

  • Emeritus Professor of Parasitology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM)
  • Informal/volunteer parasitology case consultant with the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), former students who are now in practice, and other practitioners.
  • Member of the student presentation judging committee of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP)

Past or Intermittent Professional Activities

  • Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, PVM; taught Parasitology courses for the 2nd-year D.V.M. students and Veterinary Nursing students
  • Director/Co-Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory, PVM
  • Former Chair of the AAVP Constitution and Bylaws Committee
  • Former formal consulting Veterinary Parasitologist for the ADDL
  • Coordinator for USDA Hatch/Animal Health Projects for PVM
  • Purdue University Secretary of Faculties and University Senate Parliamentarian

Marital Status

  • Wife: Amy Camp, Medical Information Management Specialist, independent contractor


  • Daughter: Lauren
  • Daughter: Stephanie
  • Son: Kevin


  • Two dogs, one aged Quarter Horse


  • Running, biking, occasional hiking, snorkeling, gardening, reading, and visiting with family

Favorite Quote

"Competition in academia is so vicious because the stakes are so small.” - Laurence J. Peter. Variations on this theme have been attributed to Henry Kissinger, Wallace S. Sayre, Charles P. Issawi, and others. As Secretary of Faculties at Purdue, I observed this type of competition in person on numerous occasions.

Fun Fact

Our daughter Lauren is already a VIN Parasitology Consultant, leading her Dad into this realm.

What I Like Most About VIN

The opportunity to share the parasitology-related knowledge I have gained over the decades as well as new information I learn at the annual AAVP meetings and through research articles.

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