Anne Lichtenwalner

anne-lichtenwalner-optExtension Veterinarian, Associate Professor and Director of the University of Maine Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
17 Godfrey Drive, Orono, ME 04473-3623
Phone:  207.581.2789

Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Cooperative Extension and the School of Food and Agriculture, and a founding member of the One Health and the Environment Initiative at the University of Maine at Orono. Since 2008, Dr. Lichtenwalner has been the director and acting pathologist for the University of Maine Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (UMVDL). She is involved in research about, and service to, Maine animal industries. She conducts translational research in the fields of infectious diseases and parasitology, involving students in these efforts. Due to the diverse nature of agriculture in Maine, and due to the close proximity of farms and wild lands, she studies both domestic and wildlife species. Current and past funded research includes studies of common ovine infectious and parasitic diseases, moose lung parasites, shellfish pathogens, lobster immune modulation, algal mastitis, zoonotic pathogen prevalence in wild turkeys and chlamydia immunopathology in mammalian hosts.


  • 1985 BSci Biology, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR
  • 1989 DVM Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, General track: all species
  • 1995 Ph.D. Animal Physiology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Dissertation topics: equine pregnancy; male llama reproduction
  • 1995-97 Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Washington School of Medicine

Work-related Certificates:

  • Licensed Maine veterinarian

Professional Organizations:

  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (Maine Delegate)
  • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
  • American Association of Avian Pathologists
  • Maine Veterinary Medical Association
  • Eastern Aquatic Veterinary Association
  • Mastitis Research Workers (NE 1048)
  • Association of Extension Agents
  • US Animal Health Association
  • Wildlife Disease Association
  • Latin Comparative Pathology Group
  • Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative