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Thomas Edling, DVM

Specialties and Expertise

  • Care of nontraditional companion animals; Animal ethics; Zoonotic disease transmission; Veterinary public health


  • DVM: Colorado State University
  • MSpVM: North Carolina State University
  • MPH: Johns Hopkins University

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • John Poe Memorial Award for outstanding service to NASPHV members and veterinary public health, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV), 2019.
  • Edling TM. Corporate veterinary medicine. In: Kipperman B, Rollin BE, eds. Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests. Wiley & Sons; 2022:351-368.
  • Varela K, Brown JA, Lipton B, et al. A review of zoonotic disease threats to pet owners: a compendium of measures to prevent zoonotic diseases associated with non-traditional pets such as rodents and other small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, backyard poultry, and other selected animals. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2022;22(6):303-360.
  • Kiebler CA, Bottichio L, Simmons L, et al. Outbreak of human infections with uncommon Salmonella serotypes linked to pet bearded dragons, 2012–2014. Zoonoses Public Health. 2020;67(4):425-434.
  • Balsamo G, Maxted AM, Midla JW, et al. Compendium of measures to control Chlamydia psittaci infection among humans (psittacosis) and pet birds (avian chlamydiosis). J Avian Med Surg. 2017;31(3):262-282.

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