University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Epp, Tasha

Associate Professor, Zoonosis
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Office Location: WCVM 2419
Phone: 306-966-6542
Fax: 306-966-7159


Dr. Epp joined the faculty of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in January 2007. Her position also includes active involvement in the University of Saskatchewan's fully established School of Public Health.

Academic Credentials

Her PhD work, which focused on the epidemiology of West Nile virus in Saskatchewan horses, has evolved to a focus on more of the human aspects of WNv in Saskatchewan.

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Research Interests

Current research interests include continued work on modeling West Nile virus in the Prairie Provinces and the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases of companion animals, particularly as it regards northern rural, remote or First Nations communities.  She is involved in research group that focuses on water research as it pertains to First Nations communities in Saskatchewan. She also has a continued interest in the application of spatial epidemiology techniques in a variety of animal disease situations. 


  • T. Epp, C. Waldner, F.A. Leighton, O. Berke, H.G.G. Townsend, 2007. Seroprevalence and risk factors for infection with West Nile virus in Saskatchewan horses, 2003. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 71(4): 256-263.
  • R. Corrigan, C. Waldner, T. Epp, J. Wright, S. Whitehead, H. Bangura, E Young and H. Townsend, 2006. Prediction of human cases of West Nile virus by equine cases, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2003. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 76: 263-272.
  • R. Mainer-Jaime, P. Litgh-Pereira, T. Epp and C. Waldner, 2005. The application of spatial analysis tools in small-ruminant brucellosis eradication programs in Northern Spain. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, 3(3): 179-188.