Cynthia Faux

Cynthia Faux

Clinical Associate Professor

Room: McCoy 207
Phone: (509)-335-2155



1983 Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University - Agricultural Biochemistry
1987 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
1997 Masters of Philosophy, Yale University - Geology and Geophysics (Vertebrate paleontology)
2000 Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University - Geology and Geophysics (Vertebrate paleontology)
Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Large Animal Specialty
2000-2002 Post Doc at the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University

Prior Academic Appointments

Member of the Washington State Department of Agriculture's Reserve Veterinary Corps
Member of the National Veterinary Response Team, part of the National Disaster Medical System

Research Statement

Dr. Faux is interested in avian/archosaur/dinosaur growth plate kinetics, avian and dinosaurian growth, feeding behavior, as well as the evolution of herbivory. She is also interested in disaster planning and response.

Select Publications
  • Schweitzer MH, Marshall CL (2001) A molecular model for  the evolution of endothermy in the theropod-bird lineage J Exp Zool 291(4), 317-38 PMID: 11754012 PMCID:
  • Seilacher A, Marshall C, Skinner C, Tsuihitsi T (2001) A fresh look at sideritic "coprolites.” Paleobiology 27(1), 7-13 PMID: PMCID:
  • Faux C (2000) Embryonic Growth Patterns in Ostrich and Other Ratite Skeletons. Yale University PMID: PMCID:
  • Marshall CL1, Anderson KL (1996) Services provided by, and veterinary education of, small ruminant practitioners J Am Vet Med Assoc 208(12), 1983-6 PMID: 8707671 PMCID:
  • Marshall CL, Weinstock D, Kramer RW, Bagley RS (1995) Glioma in a goat J Am Vet Med Assoc 206(10), 1572-4 PMID: 7775236 PMCID:
  • Melissa M. Board, Rocio Crespo, Devendra H. Shah, and Cynthia M. Faux (2018) Biochemical Reference Intervals for Backyard Hens Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 32(4):301–306 PMID: PMCID:
  • Faux C, Field DJ (2017) Distinct developmental pathways underlie independent losses of flight in ratites Biology letters 13 (7) PMID: 28679696 PMCID: PMC5543022
  • Crespo R, Faux C, Dhillon SA, Newberry RC, Moore DA (2010) Pet Poultry Training for Veterinary Practitioners J Vet Med Educ 37(4), 383-7 PMID: 21135406 PMCID:
  • Moore DA, Kohrs P, Baszler T, Faux C, Sathre P, Wenz JR, Eldridge L, Li H (2010) Outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever in cattle associated with a state livestock exhibition J Am Vet Med Assoc 237(1), 87-92 PMID: 20590500 PMCID:
  • Joyce WG, Faux C (2008) "Chelys patagonica” from the Pliocene of Argentina: Not lost, not valid, not a chelid turtle Ameghiniana 45(4), 801-803 PMID: PMCID:
  • Faux C, Joyce WG (2008) Connecticut's Pleistocene Horse Reassigned to the 19th Century Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 49(1), 131-132 PMID: PMCID:
  • Faux C, Padian M, Padian K (2007) The opisthotonic posture of vertebrate skeletons: post-mortem contraction or death throes? Paleobiology 33(2), 201-226 PMID: PMCID: