Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson

Professor Emeritus

Medicine & Epidemiology

Office
222 VM II, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Education
1975, BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1979, DVM, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1982, Residency, University of California, Davis, CA
1980, Intern, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Total dietary fiber and oligosaccharides in obesity and diabetes diets, Andrea Fascetti (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
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
2013-2014 Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) Distinguished Teacher Award
Most Recent Five 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).

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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.

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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., , , . .
Research Focus
Diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats
Specialty Focus
Small Animal Medicine
Ten Recent Publications

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).

2014
Nelson RW, Reusch C.
Classification and etiology of diabetes in dogs and cats. J. Endocrinology 222(3) T1-T9.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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