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Dr Nicola Parry

Nicola Parry
  • Location: England
  • Year of Fellowship: 2019
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to the Profession

Field of work

Veterinary schools

Areas of special interest

  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Animal models of human disease

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Public engagement

Professional positions

  • Member: ACVP Test Item Writers Group (Examination Committee)
  • ACVP Appeals Committee
  • AVMA/ECFVG Test Development Workshop
  • Indiana Veterinary Medical Association's Continuing Education Committee


  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology
  • Fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health
  • Pathology Residents' Mentorship Award (Tufts)
  • Faculty Appreciation Award (Tufts)


Nicola Parry is board certified in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Pathology.

She has worked in the USA since 2000, spending 14 years in academia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At Tufts, she was also Head of Residency Training in Anatomic Pathology.

She served as Chief of Pathology in the Division of Comparative Medicine at MIT, where she coordinated diagnostic pathology support and disease surveillance monitoring for the research animal facilities, provided pathology support for research groups, served on doctoral and postdoctoral committees, and taught veterinary students.

Her collaborative research centered on One Health-related studies, focusing on animal models of gastrointestinal disease. These have investigated: the link between bacteria, inflammation, and cancer (especially involving Helicobacter species); the effect of the gut microbiota on immunity in inflammatory bowel disease; and zoonotic bacterial infections.

Since 2015, she has worked as an independent consultant, predominantly providing pathology support for research groups in academia, pharmaceutical companies, and biotechnology companies. She maintains strong ties with academia and continues to help train and mentor residents and students, and to collaborate with colleagues on research projects.

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