Center for Companion Animal Health

Photo:  Niels Pedersen

Niels C. Pedersen, DVM, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Center for Companion Animal Health
Phone: 530-752-7402
Fax: 530-752-7701

RESEARCH INTERESTS include infectious diseases of dogs and cats in shelter and multi-animal environments; and applied canine and feline genetics. International authority on retrovirology and immunological disorders in small animals, comparative genetics. 

TEACHING: Means to foster clinical research; application of canine and feline genetics to indigenous dog and cat populations; the canine major histocompatibility complex and its role in immune disease and genetic diversity, host and agent factors and their influence on the manifestation of certain infectious diseases of cats.

SERVICE:  Past Director, Center for Companion Animal Health and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory; Past chair, Department of Medicine at School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis