Julia S Lankton


Julia Lankton is a wildlife pathologist at the USGS-National Wildlife Health Center. She attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, completed her pathology residency at the University of Tennessee, and worked as clinical instructor and pathology fellow at the University of Florida and Disneyworld, before joining USGS in 2013. Her interests include environmental toxicology and the relationship between contaminants and disease in wildlife health.  


Residency, Anatomic Pathology, University of Tennessee, 2009-2012

DVM, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 2009

BA English, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1996

Professional Experience

2013-present: Wildlife Pathologist, USGS-NWHC

2012-2013: Clinical Instructor, Anatomic Pathology, University of Florida and Disney's Animal Kingdom


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists