New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology

Assistant Professor, Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
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Development and improvement of conventional and molecular diagnostic methods for existing and emerging infectious disease. Antivirals and vaccine development for domestic animals

Needle, D. B., Burnell, V. C., Forzán, M. J., Dubovi, E. J., Schuler, K. L., Bernier, C., Hollingshead, N. A., Ellis, J. C., Stevens, B. A., Tate, P., Anis, E., Wilkes, R. P. Infection of eight mesocarnivores in New Hampshire and Vermont with a distinct clade of canine distemper virus in 2016–2017 Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 31: 562-567, 2019.

Stilwell, J. M., Anis, E., Wilkes, R. P., Rissi, D. R. Dual infection with an emergent strain of canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus in an Arctic wolf under managed care Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 31: 594-597, 2019.

Ramsay, E. C., Georoff, T. A., Burrell, C., Anis, E., Wilkes, R. P. RED PANDAS'' (AILURUS FULGENS) SEROLOGICAL RESPONSE TO CANARYPOX-VECTORED CANINE DISTEMPER VACCINES Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 50: 478-481, 2019.

Hawkins, I. K., Rissi, D. R., Armién, A. G., Wilkes, R. P., Anis, E. Rabies-like neuronal inclusions in a dog with meningoencephalomyelitis and neuritis of unknown origin Veterinary Record Case Reports 7: , 2019.

Hawkins, I. K., Anis, E., Katz, A., Wilkes, R. P. Pathology in practice Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 255: 63-66, 2019.

Wilkes, R. P., Anis, E., Dunbar, D., Lee, P. Y. A., Tsai, Y. L., Lee, F. C., Chang, H. F. G., Wang, H. T. T., Graham, E. M. Rapid and sensitive insulated isothermal PCR for point-of-need feline leukaemia virus detection Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20: 362-369, 2018.

Anis, E., Newell, T. K., Dyer, N., Wilkes, R. P. Phylogenetic analysis of the wild-type strains of canine distemper virus circulating in the United States Virology Journal 15: , 2018.

Anis, E., Holford, A. L., Galyon, G. D., Wilkes, R. P. Antigenic analysis of genetic variants of Canine distemper virus Veterinary Microbiology 219: 154-160, 2018.

Anis, E., Hawkins, I. K., Ilha, M. R. S., Woldemeskel, M. W., Saliki, J. T., Wilkes, R. P. Evaluation of targeted next-generation sequencing for detection of bovine pathogens in clinical samples Journal of Clinical Microbiology 56: , 2018.

Sheldon, J. D., Cushing, A. C., Wilkes, R. P., Anis, E., Dubovi, E. J. Serologic response to canine distemper vaccination in captive Linnaeus''s two-toed sloths (Choloepus didactylus) after a fatal canine distemper virus outbreak Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48: 1250-1253, 2017.

MS (Veterinary Medical Science) Minofya University, Egypt, 2005

PhD (Virology) University of Sadat, Egypt, 2010

PhD (Comparative and Experimental Medicine (Virology & Molecular Biology)) University of Tennessee, 2014

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology