Melissa Swan

Melissa Swan

Melissa Swan UKVDL Faculty

Melissa Swan

Assistant Professor

Faculty VDL
UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 1490 Bull Lea Rd. Lexington, KY 40511

Last Revised: Nov 25th, 2023

Professional Biography

Areas of Interest: Anatomic and clinical pathology, Equine nephrology, Animal Welfare Science, Laboratory animal medicine

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Selected publications:

Swan, M.P. , Hooser, S. B, Lin, T-L. (2021). Bromethalin toxicosis in a 20-month-old feine. Pathology in Practice-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. In press 2021.

*LaFollette, M.R., Swan, M.P., Smith, B., Gaskill, B.N.(2019). The effects of cage color and lighting intensity on rat affect during heterospecific play. Applied Animal Behavior Science 10.1016/j.applanim.2019.104834

Swan, M.P. and *Hickman, D.L. (2013). “Evaluation of the Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio as a Measurement of Rat Well-Being.”Lab Animal 43(8): 276-282.

Wheeler, R.R., Swan, M.P.,, *Hickman, D.L. (2014). “Effect of multilevel laboratory rat caging system on the well-being of singly housed Sprague-Dawley rat” Laboratory Animal published online 12 August 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0023677214547404

*Hickman, D.L. and Swan, M.P.,(2011). "Effects of age of pups and removal of existing litter on pup survival when cross- fostering between multiparous outbred mice."J Am Assoc Lab Anim Education50(5):641-646.



BS, Biology, Purdue University, 2014
DVM, Purdue University, 2018
MS, Anatomic Pathology, Purdue University, 2021

Contact Information

Dr. Surendranath Suman
Interim Director, Gluck Equine Research Center

405 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

(859) 257-3248