Tanit Kasantikul

Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist
Veterinary Diagnostic Center

Office: Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center #144
Phone: 803-726-7827
Email: tkasant@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

MSc Veterinary Pathology
Kasetsart University 2011

DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Mahidol University 2007


Dr. Tanit Kasantikul is currently hired by Clemson University as a certified veterinary pathologist. He was a former instructor at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol Univerity. He graduated with a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Mahidol University. Later, he completed his master's degree from Kasetsart University in the field of veterinary pathology. Dr. Kasantikul has a long-term interest in Zoo and wildlife pathology. He had worked for Zoological Park Organization (ZPO) for years as a zoo pathologist of the diagnostic unit in the Department of Animal Health. He further pursued his interest in veterinary pathology by receiving advanced training in the Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Residency training program at Michigan State University, United States.

 Research Interests

Dr. Kasantikul's work focuses on diagnostic pathology, emerging disease, and neoplasia.


1.Piewbang C, SW Wardhani, S Chaiyasak, J Yostawonkul, P Chai-in, S Boonrungsiman, T Kasantikul, S Techangamsuwan. 2020. Insights into the genetic diversity, recombination, and systemic infections with evidence of intracellular maturation of hepadnavirus in cats. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241212.
2.Piewbang, C., T. Kasantikul, K. Pringproa, and S. Techangamsuwan. 2019. Feline Bocavirus-1 Associated with Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Enteritis in Household Cats: Potential First Evidence of a Pathological Role, Viral Tropism and Natural Genetic Recombination. Sci Rep. 9:16367. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52902-2.
3.Olstad, K. J., T. Kasantikul, M. Kiupel, and J. R. Reader. 2019. Mixed Malignant Pancreatic Tumour in a Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mullata). J. Com. Pathol. 167: 46-49.
4.Kristina M, M. Kiupel, T. Kasantikul, P. Rakich and F. Banovi. 2018. Lokivetmab therapy for pruritus in a dog with cutaneous mastocytosis. J Vet Dermatol. DOI: 10.1111/vde.12702
5.Kasantikul, T. A Visessripong, S Chatrungreungkul, et al. 2015. Short Communication: Suspected thymic lymphoma with invasion of the gills in a gold crossback arowana (Scleropages formosus). J Fish Pathol. doi:10.1111/jfd.12424
6.Kasantikul, T., A. Sommanustweechai, K. Polsrila, el al., 2015. Retrospective Study on Fatal Melioidosis in Captive Zoo Animals in Thailand. Transbound. Emerge. Dis. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12315.
7.Sommanustweechai, A., T. Kasantikul, W. Somsa et al., 2013. Environmental management Procedures Following Fatal Melioidosis in a Captive Chimpanzee (PanTroglodytes). J. Zoo Wildl Med. 44(2): 475-479.
8.Sommanustweechai, A., M. Vongpakorn, T. Kasantikul, et al., 2010. Systemic Neosporosis in a White Rhinoceros. J. Zoo Wildl Med. 41(1): 165-8
9.Leelanukrom P, G. Gesprasert, T. Kasantikul, and P. Naiyanetr. The Renal Vascular Resistance and Renal Blood Flow of Hypothermic Machine Perfusion and Cold Storage in porcine slaughterhouse kidneys. 12th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON) 2019. Ubon Ratchathani. Thailand. Nov 19-22, 2019.
10.Gordon Ehrensing, T. Kasantikul, Steve Bolin et al. Natural Outbreak of Fatal Encephalomyocarditis Virus in a Non-Human Primate Collection. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar. Kansus city. Missouri. Oct 21, 2018.
11.Kasantikul T., T Mullaney, R Maes, D Sledge. Case 11: Ocular Lesions of Naturally Infected Calf with Malignant Catarrhal Fever. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar. San Diego, California. United States of America. Oct 14th, 2017.
12.Kasantikul T., D. Sledge, and T. Mullaney. Case 42: Idiopathic Necrotizing Fibrinoneutrophilic Meningoencephalitis of Goat Kid with High Brain Salt Level. 36th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Veterinary Pathologists. Michigan State. United States of America. Aug 17-18th, 2017.
13.Kasantikul T., Sirimanapong W., M Kiupel, and D. Sledge. Case 20 Nephroblastoma in 1-year-old Koi carp fish. 35th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Veterinary Pathologists. Spencer. Tennessee. United States of America. Aug 10-12th, 2016.
14. Kasantikul T. Melioidosis Investigation and Preventive Procedure in Captive Wildlife. 20th South East Asia Zoo Association Annual Conference 2012, Taiping, Malaysia, 4th-8th Nov 2012.
15.Kasantikul T. Gross Pathology Report and Wildlife Pathology Database. Wildlife and Exotic Animal Pathology Workshop. Nakhonpathom, Thailand 20-22 May 2012.
16.Kasantikul, T. Gross Pathology Report and Wildlife Pathology Database. Wildlife and Exotic Animal Pathology Workshop. Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 13th-15th, 2012.
17.Kasantikul T., T. Sirinaruemitr, P. Lertwacharasarakul, P. Moonjit, S. Phattanakunanan and T. Sonserm. Detection of Serotype 2 Fowl Adenovirus from Field Infected Tissues by Immunohistochemistry and In situ Hybridization. pp. 300-308. The 7th National Conference of Kasetsart-Kamphaeng Saen Biotechnology and Agricultural Science. Kasetsart University. Kamphaeng Saen. Dec 7th-8th, 2011.
18.Chaivoravitsakul N., W. Tadadoltip, T. Kasantikul. A case report: Computed tomographic-lymphography as staging diagnostic techniques for sentinel lymph node detection in dogs with oral mast cell tumors and prognostic criteria. The 12th VPAT Regional Veterinary Congress (VRVC 2019). 23rd-26th June, 2019
19.Manatchaiworakul W., T. Kasantikul, Scott D. Fitzgerald, Schott Harald, Matti Kiupel, Tuddow Thaiwong. Systemic Equine Herpesvirus-4 infection in a 3-year old horse. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar. Kansus city. Missouri. Oct 20, 2018
20.J. Korchia, D. Sledge, S.A. Park, T. Kasantikul et al. Primary Intraorbital, Extraocular B Cell Lymphoma with Intracytoplasmic Granules in a Dog. ACVP & ASVCP Concurrent Annual Meeting. New Orleans. Louisiana State. United States of America, 4th-7th December 2016.
20.Trakoolchaisri, W., Thanachanok Narongrak, Sasin Smutjitr, Somkiat Huaijantung, Kasantikul T., Aziz N., Tracheal Oseteochondroma in a Dog. The 10th Asia-Pacific Veterinary Conference, Thailand, 1st-3rd October 2014.
21.Kasantikul T., P. Klangchamnan, A. Rodpai, A. et al., Hydatid Disease in a Captive Lesser-Mouse Deer (Tragulus Kanchil). The 6th Asian Meeting on Zoo and Wildlife Medicine/ Conservation, Singapore, 26th -27th October 2013.
22.Kasantikul T., S. Phattanakunanan, A. Sommanustweechai, et al., Case Report: Fatal Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpesvirus (EEHV) in Young Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus). 6th National Conference of Zoological Veterinary Medicine and Management, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 15-18 July 2012.