College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Danielle-NelsonDanielle D. Nelson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: 509-335-6023


  • Residency: Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, Washington State University, USA
  • PhD: Veterinary Microbiology, Washington State University, USA
  • DVM: Washington State University, USA
  • BA: Stanford University, CA, USA


Biopsy and necropsy services for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory


VM546 Veterinary Systemic Pathology
VPa 542 Advanced Diagnostic Pathology
VPa 592 Anatomic Pathology Seminar
VM 656 Diagnostic Block
Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Resident Training

Scholarly Interests

Infectious diseases of ruminants and fish

Selected Publications

  1. Subramaniam R, Shanthalingam S, Bavananthasivam J, Kugadas A, Raghavan B, Batra SA, Rodriguez J, Tibary A, Nelson DD, Potter KA, Foreyt WJ, Srikumaran S. Bighorn sheep x domestic sheep hybrids survive Mannheimia haemolytica challenge in the absence of vaccination. Veterinary Microbiology. 2014. 170: 278-283.  DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.01.032
  2. Nelson DD, Haldorson GJ, Stanton JB, Noh SM, Bradway DS, Mansfield KG, Baszler TV. Francisella tularensis infection without lesions in gray tree squirrels: a diagnostic challenge. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2014. 26: 312-315. DOI: 10.1177/1040638713520541
  3. Nelson DD, Taus NS, Schneider DA, Davis WA, Brown WC, Li H, O’Toole D, Oaks JL: Fibroblasts express OvHV-2 capsid protein in vasculitis lesions of American bison (Bison bison) with experimental sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever. Veterinary Microbiology. 2013. 25: 3-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.07.021
  4. S. Byers, G. Barrington, D. Nelson, G. Haldorson, T. Holt, and R. Callan: Neurological causes of diaphragmatic paralysis in 11 alpacas (Vicugna pacos). Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2011. 25: 380-385. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2010.0661
  5. Nelson DD, Davis WC, Brown WC, Li H, O’Toole D, Oaks JL: CD8+/perforin+/WC1- γd T cells, not CD8+ αβ T cells, infiltrate vascular lesions of American bison (Bison bison) with experimentally-induced sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 136:284-91, 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2010.03.023
  6. Nelson DD, Dark MJ, Bradway DS, Ridpath JF, Call N, Haruna J, Rurangirwa FR, Evermann JF: Evidence for persistent Bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in a captive mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 20:752–759, 2008. DOI: 10.1177/104063870802000606
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