Director, Residency Training Program in Anatomic Pathology
After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Nicola Parry spent several years working in mixed general practice in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States to pursue residency training and board certification as an anatomic pathologist. As head of the Section of Pathology, one of her key missions is to ensure timely and accurate diagnostic reporting of biopsy and postmortem submissions from all of the Cummings School hospitals and clinics. She especially enjoys working with veterinarians from other specialties to facilitate this, because of the central role that pathology plays in supporting patient care. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of this diagnostic service also contributes to her two other key missions of teaching veterinary students and training pathology residents, by providing an important source of educational case-based materials.
Throughout her career, Dr. Parry’s collaborative research has focused on studies that advance the One Health concept. These include investigations of inflammation-driven cancer (eg, by using Helicobacter species in mice as models of human infectious gastritis, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and gastrointestinal cancers) and zoonotic bacterial diseases. In addition, she enjoys collaborating with other clinicians on clinical research studies.
Dr. Parry is an active member of many professional organizations. She has been awarded Fellowship by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (by Meritorious Contributions to the Profession) and has continually served on various professional society committees at national and state levels, since 2005. These include the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. In particular, she currently holds positions as Chair of the AVMA Council on Education Selection Committee, as well as on the ACVP’s Board of Directors and Test Item Writers Group (Board Certifying Examination).
BVSc (Hons), University of Liverpool, 1997
MSc, University of Aberdeen/Rowett Research Institute, 1992
BSc, University of Leeds, 1990
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)
Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)
Research and Clinical Interest
Rodent and nonhuman primate models of human disease
The Pathology Service provides diagnostic, research, and collaborative support to the hospitals and clinics associated with Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, as well as to research groups at Cummings School and elsewhere across the New England region.