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Richard Nelson- BS, DVM
Professor Emeritus
Medicine & Epidemiology

222 VM II
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1393
rwnelson@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Medicine

Education

1975 BS Zoology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1979 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1982 Residency Small Animal Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
1980 Intern Small Animal Medicine/Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Honors and Awards

2012 British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Bourgelat Award
2012 UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award
2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence
2010 Class of 2010 Favorite Small Animal Professor Award
2010 Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award
2008 Society of Comparative Endocrinology Oxford Laboratories Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Endocrinology and Small Animals
2002 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
1998 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
1997 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
1994 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
1993 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
1992 American Association of Feline Practitioners Research Award
1992 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
1989 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1989 Faculty Award for Excellence in Service
1988 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1987 Faculty Teaching Award, Junior Year
1986 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1985 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1985 Norden Distinguished Teacher Award
1984 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Total dietary fiber and oligosaccharides in obesity and diabetes diets, Andrea Fascetti (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Richard Nelson: Evaluation of total dietary fiber concentration and composition of commercial canine diets for management  of diabetes, obesity, and fat-responsive disease.  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. (in press).

2015 Farcas AK, Larsen JA, Owens TJ, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ. Evaluation of total dietary fiber concentration and composition of commercial canine diets for management of diabetes, obesity, and fat-responsive disease. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. (in press). ,
  • Richard Nelson: Classification and  etiology of diabetes in dogs and 			cats.  J. Endocrinology 222(3) T1-T9. 2014 Nelson RW, Reusch C. Classification and etiology of diabetes in dogs and cats. J. Endocrinology 222(3) T1-T9. ,
  • Richard Nelson: Comparison of perioperative morbidity and mortality in dogs with non-invasive adrenocortical masses undergoing laparoscopic versus open adrenalectomy.  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.  245 (9): 1028-1035. 2014 Mayhew PD, Culp WT, Hunt G, Steffey MA, Mayhew KN, Fuller M, Della Maggiore A, Nelson RW. Comparison of perioperative morbidity and mortality in dogs with non-invasive adrenocortical masses undergoing laparoscopic versus open adrenalectomy. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 245 (9): 1028-1035. ,
  • Richard Nelson: Total dietary fiber composition of diets used for management of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats.  J Am Vet Med Assoc  245(1): 99-105. 2014 Owens TJ, Larsen J, Farcas AK, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Fascetti AJ. Total dietary fiber composition of diets used for management of obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 245(1): 99-105. ,
  • Richard Nelson: Clinical Findings, Diagnostic Test Results, and Treatment Outcome in Cats with Spontaneous Hyperadrenocorticism: 30 Cases. 2014 Valentin SY, Cortright CC, Nelson RW, Pressler BM, Rosenberg D, Moore GE, Scott-Moncrieff JC Clinical Findings, Diagnostic Test Results, and Treatment Outcome in Cats with Spontaneous Hyperadrenocorticism: 30 Cases. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Richard Nelson: Diagnosis of spontaneous canine hyperadrenocorticism: 2012 ACVIM  Consensus statement (Small Animal).   J. Vet. Intern. Med.  27 (6): 1292-1304.

2013 Behrend EN, Kooistra HS, Nelson RW, Reusch CE, Scott-Moncrieff JC. Diagnosis of spontaneous canine hyperadrenocorticism: 2012 ACVIM Consensus statement (Small Animal). J. Vet. Intern. Med. 27 (6): 1292-1304. ,
  • Richard Nelson: Characterization of thrombelastography over time in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism. 2013 Kol A, Nelson RW, Gosselin RC, Borjesson DL Characterization of thrombelastography over time in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism. Vet J,
  • Richard Nelson: Serum inhibin concentration in dogs with adrenal gland disease and in healthy dogs 2013 Bromel C, Nelson RW, Feldman EC, Munro CJ, Kass PH, Vico AE, Labelle P, Conley AJ Serum inhibin concentration in dogs with adrenal gland disease and in healthy dogs J Vet Intern Med,
  • Richard Nelson: Efficacy of protamine zinc recombinant human insulin for controlling hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus 2012 Maggiore AD, Nelson RW, Dennis J, Johnson E, Kass PH Efficacy of protamine zinc recombinant human insulin for controlling hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus J Vet Intern Med,
  • Richard Nelson: Serum 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone concentrations during the reproductive cycle in healthy dogs and dogs with hyperadrenocorticism 2010 Brömel C, Feldman EC, Davidson AP, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Esteller Vico A, Labelle P, Munro CJ, Conley AJ Serum 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone concentrations during the reproductive cycle in healthy dogs and dogs with hyperadrenocorticism J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Adin CA, Nelson RW: Adrenal glands. In Veterinary Surgery Small Animal, 2nd Edition, Tobias KM, Johnston SA (eds), St Louis, Elsevier (in press). , , . .

2015 Nelson RW: Beta-Cell Neoplasia: Insulinoma. In Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 4th Edition, Feldman EC, Nelson RW, Reusch CE, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Behrend EN. (eds.), St Louis, Elsevier Saunders, pp. 348-375., , . .

2015 Nelson RW: Diabetic Ketoacidosis. In Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 4th Edition, Feldman EC, Nelson RW, Reusch CE, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Behrend EN. (eds.), St Louis, Elsevier Saunders, pp. 315-347. , , . .

2015 Nelson RW: Canine Diabetes Mellitus. In Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 4th Edition, Feldman EC, Nelson RW, Reusch CE, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Behrend EN. (eds.), St Louis, Elsevier Saunders, pp. 213-257., , . .

2015 Nelson RW: Water Metabolism and Diabetes Insipidus. In Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 4th Edition, Feldman EC, Nelson RW, Reusch CE, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Behrend EN. (eds.), St Louis, Elsevier Saunders, pp. 1-36., , . .