Professional Profile

Michael Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD is a University Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He received his DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and MS and PhD in Veterinary Parasitology from Purdue University.

He is active in several professional associations, including the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, the American Veterinary Medical Association and am a founding member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

He is the author or co-author of over 120 journal articles and book chapters. He has lectured in 21 countries, presenting over 850 invited seminars at national and international meetings.

His current research efforts are directed towards flea and tick biology and control, investigating urban wildlife as vectors of parasitic diseases and diagnosis & control of gastrointestinal parasites.

1995 he was awarded the “Pfizer Award for Research Excellence” for contributions that significantly advance our knowledge of animal health.
2005 he was awarded the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association’s “KSU-Distinguished Service Award”.
2006 he earned the Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding instruction of second year veterinary students.
2007 he received the Recognition Award in Urban Entomology from the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
2010 he was presented an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Recognizing his contributions to the education of future veterinary dermatologists at American College of Veterinary Dermatology Residents’ Forum.
2010 he was awared the Veterinarian of the Year at the Purina® Pro Plan® 56th Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards, presented by Dogs In Review® at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The award was presented by Ceva Animal Health.
2011 he was honored to receive the designation of “University Distiguished Professor” at Kansas State University.


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