Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Office: 101-E Lewis


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          Rebecca Mattix

Teaching & Advising Interests

  • 1994-present Instruction
    VTMB 271, Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (average class size 50) This is a foundation course for learning and understanding whole body systems as they apply to domestic animals including the horse, ruminants, pigs, dogs and cats. The course is required for undergraduate students at Montana State University enrolled in the following degree programs: Biotechnology, Animal Systems option; Preveterinary Medicine; Animal Science, all options and Agricultural Education, all options.
    VTMB 470, Individual Research Projects (Average class size 4-6) The course is restricted entry to undergraduate students at Montana State University who have completed VTMB 271. Students learn how to assist in laboratory dissection, set up and grade lab and lecture exams, provide additional independent instruction outside assigned lab times, and review lab handouts for students enrolled in VTMB 271.
    VTMB 476, Internship (average class size 1-5) The course is restricted entry to undergraduate students at MSU interested in an individualized assignment arranged with a veterinarian to provide guided experience in the field of veterinary medicine.
  • 1994-present Academic Advising
    Academic advising for students interested in preveterinary medicine includes exploration and selection of relevant coursework, selection of an appropriate degree, employment in veterinary hospitals and internship opportunities. It also includes preparation of veterinary school applications, preparation for GRE's, obtaining satisfactory letters of recommendations and keeping students informed of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) program requirements. I have increased student numbers in the program from 68 in 1994 to a current total of 134.
  • 1994-present Preveterinary Advisor
    Attend meetings twice monthly Organize the Preveterinary Club Team to participate in the Agricultural Quadrathalon each year from 1996 to present. The Preveterinary Club Team took first place and went on to attend the Western Regional Competition event where they won the lab practical event in 1999. Organized fundraisers and community service events. Accompanied the club on annual campus visits to veterinary schools
  • 1997-98; 1999- 2001 Advisor for Alpha Zeta HonoraryAgriculture Fraternity
    Increased enrollment in the club from 10 members in 1997 to 30 members in 1998.


  • 2002 Certificate of Competency in Veterinary Acupuncture Colorado State University
  • 1985 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Washington State University
  • 1981 B.S. Animal Science Montana State University

Professional Experience

  • 1994-present Adjunct Assistant Professor Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • 1999-present Veterinary Practice Owner Veterinary Home Care, Bozeman, MT
  • 1994-1999 Associate Veterinarian Animal Medical Center, Bozeman, MT
  • 1992-1994 Associate Veterinarian Kenhaven Animal Hospital, Rockville, MD
  • 1990-1992 Associate Veterinarian Glenn Dale Veterinary Clinic, Glenn Dale,
  • 1988-1990 Associate Veterinarian Family Veterinary Clinic, Bowie, MD
  • 1985-1988 Associate Veterinarian Okinawa Branch Veterinary Service, Japan

Honors and Awards

  • 1996 Excellence Award: Montana State University Alumni, Bozeman City Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998 Top Ten Teacher Award in the College of Agriculture, Montana State University
  • 1999 Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Service from the Commissioner of Higher Education
  • 2000 Two Excellence Awards: Montana State University Alumni, Bozeman City Chamber of Commerce

Selected Publications

  1. Mattix, R. and K. Reese. 1997. Cardiac Services and Client Awareness. D.V.M. Magazine; January.
  2. Mattix, R. 1996. Controlling Internal Parasites of Beef Cattle. The Beef Book. MSU Extension Service, EB 142.
  3. Mattix, R. 1996. Managing External Parasites of Beef Cattle. The Beef Book. MSU Extension Service, EB 142.
  4. Mattix, M.E., Mattix, R.J., Williams B.H., Ribus S.L., and Wilhelmsen C.L.. 1994. Olfactory ganglioneuroblastoma in a dog: A light, ultrastructural, and immunohistochemical study. Vet. Pathol. 31:262-265.