Martin Nielsen, DVM, Ph.D, DipEVPC
Associate Professor

Professional Profile

Professional Experience

2001: Seven months as clinical  veterinarian, Large Animal Hospital, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural  University, Denmark.

2001-2004: Practising veterinarian,  Dyrlægegruppen Laugø v/ Klavs Alexander, Helsinge, Denmark.

2004-2007: Ph.D. student, Medicine and Surgery,  Department of Large Animal Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of  Copenhagen.

2007-2011: Assistant professor, Faculty of Life  Sciences, University of Copenhagen,   Denmark.

2007-2011: Member of the night duty emergency  team, The University Large Animal Hospital, Faculty of Life Sciences,  University of Copenhagen.

2009-2011: Leader of the large animal clinical  service and research laboratory, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen.  Team of two laboratory technicians and one trainee.

2011-: Assistant professor, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine  Research Center,  University of Kentucky,  Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Awards and Honors

2010: Aage and  Edith Dyssegaards Foundation for high quality research within medicine,  veterinary medicine and animal production.

2009: Young  Elite Scientist Award. Danish Research Council, Denmark.

2008: Albert  and Lorraine Clay Research Fellowship, University of Kentucky, USA.

2007: AAVP-Intervet Outstanding  Graduate Student Award, American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.

2006: Best presentation award -  second place. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, 51st annual  meeting.

2006: Young  Scientist Award. Joint Spring Symposium - Danish Society for Parasitology and  Danish Society for Tropical Medicine & International Health.

2001: The  foundation for graduates from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University.  For outstanding results at final exam.

Book Chapters

Reinemeyer CR, Nielsen MK. Gastrointestinal nematodes. In: Sellon DC, Long MT, red. Equine Infectious Diseases. USA: Elsevier. 2007, p. 480-490.

Nielsen MK, Reinemeyer CR. Gastrointestinal nematodes. In: Sellon DC, Long MT, (Eds). Equine Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition. USA: Elsevier. 2013.

Nielsen MK. Parasite screening and control. In Robinson E, Sprayberry K, (Eds). Current therapy in equine medicine, volume 7.  Elsevier, USA 2013.

Nielsen MK. Parasite infections. In: McAuliffe, S (Ed). Colour Atlas of Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Elsevier, USA 2013.

Nielsen MK. Equine Parasitic Disease. In: Smith, B. (Ed). Large Animal Internal Medicine, Elsevier, USA 2013.

Curriculum Vitae


1991: High  School certificate, Nordfyns Gymnasium, Denmark.

2001: Doctor of  Veterinary Medicine (DVM), The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University,  Denmark.

2011: Board  certified as Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College  (DipEVPC).

2013: Board  certified as Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (DipACVM).

Areas of Interest

equine research, parasitology