Dr. Jorge Guerrero

Jorge Guerrero, DACVM, DEVPC (ret), DVM, MSc, PhD

Jorge Guerrero, DACVM, DEVPC (ret), DVM, MSc, PhD, is an internationally recognized veterinary parasitologist, with a unique blend of experience in the animal health industry and academia.

Dr. Guerrero has been Adjunct Professor of Parasitology at the University of Pennsylvania since 1983, with teaching duties in the professional veterinary program in parasitology. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Eastern States Veterinary Association and The North American Veterinary Conference, and was President of the North American Veterinary Conference from 2007 to 2008. He was Director on the Executive Board of the American Heartworm Society, and was in charge of continuing education and the organization of the scientific program of the triennial Heartworm Symposium from 2004 through 2010. He also received the Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologists Award for 2005, granted by the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.

Dr. Guerrero’s early teaching duties were at San Marcos University in Lima, Peru, and the Escola Paulista de Medicina and the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil. In 2004, he was honored with the title of Honorary (Emeritus) Professor at San Marcos University. He has served as Visiting Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases for the Facolta de Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy (1991); Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (2001 to 2004); Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2002); Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru (2003 to present); and Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain (2004).

Dr. Guerrero has worked extensively in the animal health industry since 1976. In 1993 and 1994, he was Director of Operations for MSD AGVET Spain, and the following year he was made Regional Managing Director of MSD AGVET Spain and Portugal (Iberian Region). He has served as Director of the Pre-Clinical Research Department at Pitman Moore, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson); Associate Director of Technical Services at Merck and Co., Inc.; and Executive Director of Veterinary Professional Services at Merial.

Dr. Guerrero has authored or co-authored more than 180 refereed original research articles and book chapters, and in 2010 he co-authored a book in Spanish on helminth parasitic infections of dogs and cats. He is currently the President of the Latin American Veterinary Conference and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern European Veterinary Conference.