Stephen R. Purdy

Stephen R. Purdy, DVM

Adjunct Associate Professor

Email: srpurdy [at] nunoaproject [dot] org

BS: US Naval Academy, 1971
DVM: Cornell University, 1981
Practicing large animal veterinarian: special emphasis on alpacas, donkeys, horses, and llamas


  • 2012 University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teacher Award
  • 2012 University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College Teaching Excellence Award


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Purdy SR, Gagliardo LF, Lefman S, Hamel PJS, Ku S, Mainini T, Hoyt G, Justus K, Daley-Bauer LP, Duffy MS et al..  2012.  Analysis of heavy-chain antibody responses and resistance to Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in experimentally infected alpacas.. Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI.
Daley-Bauer LP, Purdy SR, Smith MC, Gagliardo LF, Davis WC, Appleton JA.  2010.  Contributions of conventional and heavy-chain IgG to immunity in fetal, neonatal, and adult alpacas.. Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI. 17(12):2007-15.
Sartin EA, Crowe RD, Whitley EM, Treat RE, Purdy SR, Belknap EB.  2004.  Malignant neoplasia in four alpacas.. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 16(3):226-9.