Amy Nichelason, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Department of Medical Sciences

Amy Nichelason, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Titles and Education

  1. Diplomate, 2016 
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice) 
  2. Rotating Small Animal Internship, 2009
    Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  3. DVM, 2008 
    University of California- Davis, Davis, CA


Dr. Nichelason’s research goals are to help create tools that enhance clinical decision making and the ability to practice evidence-based and high-quality medicine.


Currently, Dr. Nichelason is a clinical assistant professor of primary care services. She is heavily involved in clinical teaching, including the clinical rotations of fourth year veterinary students, preclinical laboratory instruction, and clinical reasoning selective.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nichelason’s clinical and teaching interests center around maximizing preclinical and clinical veterinary student education to create successful general practitioners. She is particularly interested in internal medicine, “whole pet” health care: navigating and balancing multiple health issues, client communication, and fear & stress reduction techniques for both clients & patients.

Recent Publications

  1. Alvarez E, Nichelason A, Lygo-Baker S, Olin S, Whittemore J, Ng Z. (2022). A unique virtual teaching strategy utilizing a backwards design problem-based learning approach to supplement veterinary clinical experiences. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.