University of Nebraska
115Q NVDC, East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-0907
Phone: (402) 472-8468
Fax: (402) 472-3094
2012 - Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Bacteriology/Mycology, Virology,
and Immunology specialties)
2011 - PhD in Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2009 - DVM in Food Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2005 - BS in Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Expertise: Dr. Loy is a veterinary diagnostic microbiologist and case coordinator in the Veterinary Diagnostic Center. He is also section leader and faculty supervisor for the bacteriology and molecular diagnostic laboratories. His responsibilities include expanding, developing, implementing, and validating new diagnostic tests and communicating and consulting with clientele on infectious disease issues.
Teaching: Dr. Loy is lead instructor for VMED 688 Public Health and a co-instructor for BIOS/VBMS 441/841 Pathogenic Microbiology.
Research: Dr. Loy's research interests include development and validation of novel molecular and proteomic diagnostic methods, pathogenesis and ecology of opportunistic bovine bacterial respiratory and ocular pathogens and enteric diseases of swine.
Outreach:As a diagnostic microbiologist, Dr. Loy is involved in assisting veterinarians and their clients, livestock producers and other stakeholders in the diagnosis, detection, and prevention of infectious disease. The VDC bacteriology laboratory also provides analysis and data to help inform veterinarian's decisions on prudent treatment of pathogens through performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing.