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Richard Nelson- BS, DVM
Professor
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

1984 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1985 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1985 Norden Distinguished Teacher Award
1986 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1987 Faculty Teaching Award, Junior Year
1988 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1989 Weedon Faculty Recognition Award
1989 Faculty Award for Excellence in Service
1992 American Association of Feline Practitioners Research Award
1992 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
1994 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
1998 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
2002 The Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology
2008 Society of Comparative Endocrinology Oxford Laboratories Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Endocrinology and Small Animals
2010 Class of 2010 Favorite Small Animal Professor Award
2010 Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award
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

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

  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 2009 Cohen TA, Nelson RW, Kass PH, Christopher MM, Feldman EC Evaluation of six portable blood glucose meters for measuring blood glucose concentration in dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2009 Nelson RW, Henley K, Cole C Field Safety and Efficacy of Protamine Zinc Recombinant Human Insulin for Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus in Cats J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2008 Estrella JS, Nelson RN, Sturges BK, Vernau KM, Williams DC, LeCouteur RA, Shelton GD, Mizisin AP Endoneurial microvascular pathology in feline diabetic neuropathy Microvascular Research,
  • Link Icon 2008 Vaughan MA, Feldman EC, Hoar BR, Nelson RW Evaluation of twice-daily, low-dose trilostane treatment administered orally in dogs with naturally occurring hyperadrenocorticism J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2008 Bailiff NL, Westropp JL, Nelson RW, Sykes JE, Owens SD, Kass PH Evaluation of urine specific gravity and urine sediment as risk factors for urinary tract infections in cats Vet Clin Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2008 Herrera MA, Mehl ML, Kass PH, Pascoe PJ, Feldman EC, Nelson RW Predictive factors and the effect of phenoxybenzamine on outcome in dogs undergoing adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2007 Berg RI, Nelson RW, Feldman EC, Kass PH, Pollard R, Refsal KR Serum insulin-like growth factor-I concentration in cats with diabetes mellitus and acromegaly J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2007 Hughes AM, Nelson RW, Famula TR, Bannasch DL Clinical features and heritability of hypoadrenocorticism in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers: 25 cases (1994-2006) J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2012 Nelson RW: Endocrine, Metabolic and Lipid Disorders, Willard MD, Tvedten H, (ed), Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 5th ed, St Louis. 156-190.

2012 Adin CA, Nelson RW: Adrenal Glands, Tobias, S Johnston, (ed), Veterinary Surgery Small Animal, St Louis. 2033-2042.

2010 Herrera M, Nelson RW: Pheochromocytoma, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th ed, St Louis. 1865-1871.

2010 Nelson RW: Canine Diabetes Mellitus, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th ed, St Louis. 1782-1796.

2010 Zicker SC, Nelson RW, KIrk CA, Wedekind KJ: Endocrine Disorders, Hand, Thatcher, Remillard, Roudebush, Novotny, (ed), Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th edition, Topeka. 559-586.