DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Professor of Veterinary Pathology
at University of Georgia



  • Doctor of Philosophy – Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, 1986
  • Residency – Veterinary Pathology – University of California, Davis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science – McGill University, 1973




Distinguished University Professor, 2015 – present     

Meigs Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of International Activities, 2003 – present

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 1996-2002               

Head, Pathology Section, Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Plum Island, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1987 – 1995      

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, 1986 – 1987                  



  • General pathology
  • Systemic pathology
  • International veterinary medicine



International veterinary medicine, animal health infrastructure, zoonotic and emerging diseases, transboundary diseases, diagnosis of disease in food producing animals, with an emphasis on poultry.




  • 1991, 1992, 1993 – USDA Certificate of Merit
  • 2002, 2015 – National SAVMA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2008 UGA Study in a Second Discipline Fellowship (International Affairs)
  • 2010, 2011, 2016 Senior Teaching Fellowship UGA 2009; Faculty Recognition Award (Excellence in Teaching),
  • 2010 USDA Certificate of Appreciation, for “outstanding performance and contributions to Workshop on Basic Field Diagnostics, Iraq”;
  • 2010 Letter of commendation for efforts in development and execution of Veterinary Stability Operations Course, from Brigadier General T. Adams, Chief, US Army Veterinary Corps
  • 2011 Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Support, US Army Medical Department, Surgeon General
  • 2011 Honorary Diploma, American Veterinary Epidemiology Society
  • 2013 AVMA International Veterinary Medicine Award
  • 2013 Fulbright Senior Fellowship


Book, Textbook Chapter:

  • Brown CC. A Field Manual of Animal Diseases by Syndromes,with Emphasis on Transboundary Animal Diseases, Boca Publications, 2013, 126 pp.
  • Brown CC. A Field Manual to Aid Diagnosis of Global Animal Diseases, Boca Publications, 2012, 143 pp.
  • Mobini S, Brown CC, Mohammad Amir D, Jaheed E, Masoodi A, Nawroz A, Osmani A, Oria F, Rlung L, Safi SG, Safi F, Samsor AQ, Smith RM, Mohammad Ziay G. Illustrated Manual of Infectious Diseases of Livestock in Afghanistan, Boca Publications, 234 pages, 2008
  • Brown CC, Torres A, eds. Foreign Animal Diseases, 7th edition, US Animal Health Association, Boca Publications, Florida, 2008, 470 pages.
  • Brown CC, Choueke E, Myers LM. Agrosecurity: Protecting America’s Agriculture and Food, Boca Publications, 2005, 176 pages
  • Brown CC, Bolin C, eds. Emerging Diseases of Animals. American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington DC, 2000

Journal Article, Academic Journal:

  • Brown CC, Franz DR. Making foreign engagements sustainable: it’s personal. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2016 Sep 15;249(6):596-7. doi: 10.2460/javma.249.6.596
  • Pandarangga P, Brown CC, Miller PJ, Haddas R, Rehmani SF, Afonso CL, Susta L. Pathogenesis of new strains of Newcastle Disease Virus from Israel and Pakistan. Vet Pathol, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0300985815622972
  • Cardenas-Garcia S, Diel DG, Susta L, Lucio-Decanini L, Yu Q, Brown CC, Miller PJ, Afonso CL. Development of an improved vaccine evaluation protocol to compare the efficacy of Newcastle disease vaccines. Biologicals. 143:136-145, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.biologicals.2014.11.003
  • Moura VMBD, Susta L, Cardenas-Garcia S, Stanton JB, Miller PJ, Afonso CL, Brown CC. Neuropathogenic capacity of lentogenic, mesogenic and velogenic Newcastle disease virus strains in day-old chickens. Veterinary Pathology, 2015 pii: 0300985815600504
  • Page-Karjian A, Norton TM, Ritchie B, Brown C, Mancia C, Jackwood M, Gottdenker NL. Quantifying chelonid herpesvirus 5 in symptomatic and asymptomatic rehabilitating green sea turtles. Endang Species Res,28: 135–146, 2015 doi: 10.3354/esr00687
  • Hollier PJ, Brown CC, Walters BE, Poppe JL. Global Animal Health Engagement: Augmenting Military and Professional Veterinary Competencies toward Effective Support of Peace and Stability Operations. Peace Stability Journal, 4(4):11-15, 2014
  • Hollier PJ, Fathke RL, Brown CC. The veterinary profession and precarious values. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 244(10):1130-1132, 2014
  • Brown CC, Garin-Bastuji B, Ziay G, Hayajneh W, Al-Fuqaha S, Hemida H, Otify Y, Hailat K, Alkhlouf S, Hailat N. Improving the diagnostic capacities of brucellosis, enhancing the vaccination and control strategies in the Middle East and North Africa. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 34(2):263-264, 2014
  • Dale E, Brown CC. Zoonotic Diseases from Poultry. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 6(2):76-82, 2013
  • Brown CC, Sullivan L, Dufour-Zavala L, Kulkarni A, Williams SM, Susta L, Zhang J, Sellers H. Presence of APMV-1 through immunohistochemistry in tracheas of experimentally and naturally infected chickens. Avian Diseases, 57:36-40, 2013