Inga Sidor

Senior Veterinary Pathologist
Phone: (603) 862-2743
Office: Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Rm 103, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Sidor received her veterinary degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine followed by an internship and research fellowship in wildlife medicine at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, studying mortality and environmental contaminant effects in the common loon (Gavia immer). After a residency and Master’s degree program in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, she was board-certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Post-doctoral work as a pathologist at the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration investigated brucellosis as an emerging pathogen in marine mammals, including development of a sensitive real-time molecular diagnostic assay. Diagnostic cases at the NHVDL involve necropsy and surgical pathology across a broad range of domestic and wildlife species. Current interests include investigation of wildlife zoonoses, development of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases in domestic and wildlife species, environmental toxicology and immunology, and pathology of regional New England terrestrial, freshwater and marine wildlife species.


  • D.V.M., Veterinary Sciences, Tufts University
  • M.S., Pathobiology, University of Connecticut
  • B.A., Chemistry, Reed College

Research Interests

  • Animal Diseases/Pathology
  • Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Toxicology
  • Wildlife
  • Zoonotic Diseases

Courses Taught

  • BMS 600: Field Experience
  • BMS 711: Toxicology
  • BMS 712: Grand Rounds
  • BMS 795W: Investigations Biomedical Sci
  • MEFB 504: Field Wildlife Forensics

Selected Publications

Jones, H., Pekins, P., Kantar, L., Sidor, I., Ellingwood, D., Lichtenwalner, A., & O’Neal, M. (2019). Mortality assessment of moose (Alces alces) calves during successive years of winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus) epizootics in New Hampshire and Maine (USA). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 97(1), 22-30. doi:10.1139/cjz-2018-0140

Grunenwald, C., Sidor, I., Mickley, R., Dwyer, C., & Gerhold, R. (2018). TetratrichomonasandTrichomonasspp.-Associated Disease in Free-Ranging Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) from Wellfleet Bay, MA and Description of ITS1 Region Genotypes. Avian Diseases, 62(1), 117-123. doi:10.1637/11742-080817-reg.1

Martinsen, E. S., Sidor, I. F., Flint, S., Cooley, J., & Pokras, M. A. (2017). Documentation of Malaria Parasite (Plasmodium spp.) Infection and Associated Mortality in a Common Loon (Gavia immer). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53(4), 859-863. doi:10.7589/2016-08-195

Miller, M. A., Burgess, T. L., Dodd, E. M., Rhyan, J. C., Jang, S. S., Byrne, B. A., . . . Smith, W. A. (2017). ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MARINE BRUCELLA FROM A SOUTHERN SEA OTTER (ENHYDRA LUTRIS NEREIS), CALIFORNIA, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53(2), 215-224. doi:10.7589/2015-12-326

Lambourn, D. M., Garner, M., Ewalt, D., Raverty, S., Sidor, I., Jeffries, S. J., . . . Gaydos, J. K. (2013). BRUCELLA PINNIPEDIALIS INFECTIONS IN PACIFIC HARBOR SEALS (PHOCA VITULINA RICHARDSI) FROM WASHINGTON STATE, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(4), 802-815. doi:10.7589/2012-05-137

Colburn, H. R., Walker, A. B., Breton, T. S., Stilwell, J. M., Sidor, I. F., Gannam, A. L., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2012). Partial Replacement of Fishmeal with Soybean Meal and Soy Protein Concentrate in Diets of Atlantic Cod. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 74(3), 330-337. doi:10.1080/15222055.2012.676008

Meegan, J., Field, C., Sidor, I., Romano, T., Casinghino, S., Smith, C. R., . . . Dunn, J. L. (2010). Development, Validation, and Utilization of a Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of Antibodies againstBrucellaSpecies in Marine Mammals. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 22(6), 856-862. doi:10.1177/104063871002200603

Walker, A. B., Sidor, I. F., O'Keefe, T., Cremer, M., & Berlinsky, D. L. (2010). Partial Replacement of Fish Meal with Soy Protein Concentrate in Diets of Atlantic Cod. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 72(4), 343-353. doi:10.1577/a09-085.1

Goldstein, T., Zabka, T. S., DeLong, R. L., Wheeler, E. A., Ylitalo, G., Bargu, S., . . . Gulland, F. M. D. (2009). THE ROLE OF DOMOIC ACID IN ABORTION AND PREMATURE PARTURITION OF CALIFORNIA SEA LIONS (ZALOPHUS CALIFORNIANUS) ON SAN MIGUEL ISLAND, CALIFORNIA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45(1), 91-108. doi:10.7589/0090-3558-45.1.91

Sidor, I. F., Pokras, M. A., Major, A. R., Poppenga, R. H., Taylor, K. M., & Miconi, R. M. (2003). MORTALITY OF COMMON LOONS IN NEW ENGLAND, 1987 TO 2000. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 39(2), 306-315. doi:10.7589/0090-3558-39.2.306

Most Cited Publications