Edward Dick, D.V.M.

Edward Dick, D.V.M.

Professor | Disease Intervention & Prevention, Southwest National Primate Research Center, Veterinarians

Research Focus

Dr. Dick is a board-certified veterinary pathologist with more than 25 years of experience in biomedical research, laboratory animal medicine, and pathology. Pathology is not only a medical and diagnostic discipline, but also a scientific discipline that focuses on the examination of tissues to diagnose disease and studies the etiology and pathogenesis of disease. Dr. Dick evaluates pathologic changes in multiple species in both a diagnostic capacity and in a variety of research studies, specifically toxicity, infectious disease, diet, metabolism and obesity-related pathology.


He provides pathology support for:

  • Monitoring the health of all Texas Biomed/SNPRC nonhuman primate colonies and other animals
  • Studies of the pathogenesis and treatment of obesity, metabolic disease, and diabetes
  • Identification and characterization of infectious diseases in non- human primates
  • Studies of reproductive pathology and maternal-fetal interactions

His collaborations and support encompass the clinical care of the colonies and varied research programs at SNPRC that resulted in multiple publications.

One of Dr. Dick’s primary goals is to better define the pathology of the various primate species and disseminate that information to the scientific community.

He has developed pathology reviews for many of the SNPRC- housed species and created a pathology study set for pathology, laboratory animal, and wildlife veterinary clinicians and residents.

Dr. Dick has been identifying and describing new animal models to help in the understanding of pathogenesis and treatment of human and animal diseases.

Main Technologies And Methods Used

  • Anatomic pathology
    • Necropsy
    • Histopathology
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Stereological microscopy
  • Clinical pathology
    • Clinical chemistry testing
    • Hematology testing
    • Coagulation testing
    • Parasitology
    • Microbiology