Patty Scharko

Extension/ field veterinarian; Professor
Livestock and Forages Program Team, Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Animal Health Programs

Office: 500 Clemson Road, Columbia
Phone: 803-726-7803


 Educational Background

DVM Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia 1983

MPH Public Health- epidemiology
UNC- Chapel Hill 1989

BSA General Agriculture
UGA 1980


Patty is SC Designated Scrapie Epidemiologist and BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) state coordinator. She is past president for AASRP (American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners), AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners), ACVPM (American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine) and American Association of Extension Veterinarians. She served on Christian Veterinary Mission board of advisors and did a short term shuttle to Haiti in 2015 to teach about livestock health and treatments.
Member of SC Cattlemen Association, SC Farm Bureau, SC Sheep Industries Association, Southern Goat Producers Association, and SC Forage and Grazing Lands Coalition.

 Extension and Outreach

Involved with beef cattle, goats and sheep production/management/herd health. Major areas of activities include biosecurity, Beef Quality Assurance, Scrapie eradication and FAMACHA/parasite control training in small ruminants.