Laurie Larson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Office: 4337

Laurie Larson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Titles and Education

  1. Director. Companion Animal Vaccines and Immuno Diagnostic Service Laboratory (CAVIDS Lab)/Titer Testing Service. January 2016 to present
  2. Course Co-coordinator. Veterinary Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, January 2016 to present.
  3. Instructor. Veterinary Immunology, September 2015 to present
  4. Senior Scientist.  R.D. Schultz laboratory, UW-Madison SVM.  June 2012 to January 2017.
  5. Associate Scientist.  R.D. Schultz laboratory, UW-Madison SVM.  June 1994 to June 2012.
  6. Associate Researcher.  R.D. Schultz laboratory, UW-Madison SVM.  August 1991 through May 1994.
  7. Small animal clinician, June 1987 to July 1991.
  8. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Iowa State University, May 1987


Manage and direct the CAVIDS titer testing service which provides fee-for-service vaccinal antibody testing for dogs and cats across the United States and Canada; teach Veterinary Immunology to second year veterinary students; co-coordinate the Public Health course for third-year veterinary students

Clinical Interests

Canine and feline vaccinology, canine neonatal and geriatric immunity, infectious disease, diagnostic test development and validation

Recent Publications

  1. Egerer A, Schaefer Z, Larson L. A point-of-care dot blot ELISA assay for detection of protective antibody against canine adenovirus, canine parvovirus, and canine distemper virus is diagnostically accurate. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2022 Oct 4;260(15):1928-1933. doi: 10.2460/javma.22.05.0224. PMID: 36198054.
  2. Larson LJ, Thiel B, Santana V, Schultz RD. Canine nomograph evaluation improves puppy immunization. Clinical Theriogenology. 2020 September; 12(3): 215-221.
  3. Dodds WJ, Larson LJ, Christine KL, Schultz RD. Duration of immunity after rabies vaccination in dogs: The Rabies Challenge fund research study. Can J Vet Res. 2020 April; 84(2):153-158.
  4. American Animal Hospital Association Vaccine Taskforce Canine Guidelines. 2017.
  5. Larson LJ, Thiel B, Sharp P, Schultz RD. A comparative study of protective immunity provided by oral, intranasal and parenteral canine Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccines.  Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2013, Vol 11, 3: 153-160.
  6. Larson LJ, Henningson J, Sharp P, Thiel B, Deshpande MS, Davis T, Jayappa H, Wasmoen T, Lakshmanan N, Schultz RD. Efficacy of the canine influenza virus H3N8 vaccine to decrease severity of clinical disease after cochallenge with canine influenza virus and Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2011 Apr;18(4):559-64. Epub 2011 Feb 23.