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  • Dr. Sidor received her veterinary degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine followed by an internship and research fellowship in wildlife medicine at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, studying mortality and environmental contaminant effects in the common loon (Gavia immer). After a residency and Master’s degree program in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, she was board-certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Post-doctoral work as a pathologist at the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration investigated brucellosis as an emerging pathogen in marine mammals, including development of a sensitive real-time molecular diagnostic assay. Diagnostic cases at the NHVDL involve necropsy and surgical pathology across a broad range of domestic and wildlife species. Current interests include investigation of wildlife zoonoses, development of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases in domestic and wildlife species, environmental toxicology and immunology, and pathology of regional New England terrestrial, freshwater and marine wildlife species.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Tetratrichomonas and Trichomonas spp.-Associated Disease in Free-Ranging Common Eiders ( Somateria mollissima) from Wellfleet Bay, MA and Description of ITS1 Region Genotypes.Avian Diseases.  62:117-123. 2018
    2017 Documentation of Malaria Parasite ( Plasmodium spp.) Infection and Associated Mortality in a Common Loon (Gavia immer).Journal of Wildlife Diseases.  53:859-863. 2017
    2017 Characterisation of North American Brucella isolates from marine mammals.PLoS ONE.  12:e0184758. 2017
    2013 Brucella pinnipedialis infections in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) from Washington State, USA.Journal of Wildlife Diseases.  49:802-815. 2013
    2013 A multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay with two internal controls for the detection of Brucella species in tissues, blood, and feces from marine mammals.Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.  25:72-81. 2013
    2012 Severe soft tissue ossification in a southern right whale Eubalaena australis.Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.  102:149-156. 2012
    2012 Serologic response in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus infected with Brucella sp. using a dolphin-specific indirect ELISA.Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.  102:73-85. 2012
    2012 Endoscopic evaluation and biopsy collection of the gastrointestinal tract in the green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris): application in a case of chronic regurgitation with gastric mucus gland hyperplasia.Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  43:615-620. 2012
    2012 Systemic mycosis in a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with detection of cystofilobasidiales DNA.Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  43:144-152. 2012
    2012 Partial Replacement of Fishmeal with Soybean Meal and Soy Protein Concentrate in Diets of Atlantic CodNorth American Journal of Aquaculture.  74:330-337. 2012
    2010 Development, validation, and utilization of a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of antibodies against Brucella species in marine mammals.Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.  22:856-862. 2010
    2010 Partial Replacement of Fish Meal with Soy Protein Concentrate in Diets of Atlantic CodNorth American Journal of Aquaculture.  72:343-353. 2010
    2009 Clostridial abomasal disease in Connecticut dairy calves.Canadian Veterinary Journal.  50:857-860. 2009
    2009 The role of domoic acid in abortion and premature parturition of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) on San Miguel Island, California.Journal of Wildlife Diseases.  45:91-108. 2009
    2008 Chronic pancreatitis with secondary diabetes mellitus treated by use of insulin in an adult California sea lion.Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  232:1707-1712. 2008
    2007 Prevalence and ultrastructure of sarcocystis in American woodcock harvested in Connecticut.Journal of Parasitology.  93:1529-1530. 2007
    2007 Myofasciitis in the domestic ferret.Veterinary Pathology.  44:25-38. 2007
    2005 Hematologic and physiologic reference ranges for free-ranging adult and young common loons (Gavia immer).Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  36:385-390. 2005
    2003 Mortality of common loons in New England, 1987 to 2000.Journal of Wildlife Diseases.  39:306-315. 2003
    Mortality assessment of calf moose (Alces alces) during successive years of winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus) epizootics in New Hampshire and MaineCanadian Journal of Zoology

    Teaching Activities

  • Grand Rounds Taught course 2019
  • Toxicology Taught course 2019
  • Field Experience Taught course 2018
  • Grand Rounds Taught course 2018
  • Grand Rounds Taught course 2018
  • Toxicology Taught course 2018
  • Field Experience Taught course 2017
  • Grand Rounds Taught course 2017
  • Field Wildlife Forensics Taught course 2017
  • Toxicology Taught course 2017
  • Field Experience Taught course 2016
  • Toxicology Taught course 2016
  • Field Experience Taught course 2015
  • Grand Rounds Taught course 2015
  • Field Experience Taught course 2015
  • Toxicology Taught course 2015
  • Grand Rounds Taught course 2014
  • Toxicology Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Chemistry, Reed College
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Sciences, Tufts University
  • M.S. Pathobiology, University of Connecticut
  • Full Name

  • Inga Sidor