Inga Sidor, D.V.M., M.S., D.A.C.V.P.

Inga SIdor

Assistant Clinical Professor

Senior Veterinary Pathologist

New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
21 Botanical Lane, Room 103

(603) 862-2743





Educational Background: 

  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, Mystic, CT, 2005-2008
  • Residency in Anatomic Veterinary Pathology and M.S. in Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2001-2004
  • Internship in Wildlife Medicine, Tufts Wildlife Clinic, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, 1999-2001
  • D.V.M., Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, 1995-1999
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Reed College, Portland, OR, 1988-1992

Current Teaching:

Toxicology (BMS 711) - This course includes consideration of toxicant exposure and absorption, systemic and cellular distribution and metabolism, and cellular mechanisms and systemic effects of toxicity. Discussions highlight different types of interactions of toxicants with specific organ systems. Lecture material is integrated with case-based discussions of toxicants affecting humans and other species in environmental and clinical contexts.

Grand Rounds (BMS 712)- Students observe and participate in necropsy of animals submitted to the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Case-based discussions include consideration of comparative anatomy, physiology, disease and diagnostic sampling.

Field Wildlife Forensics at Shoals Marine Lab - This week-long short course introduces students to forensic science and the utilization of marine biology within the justice system. There is comprehensive instruction concerning the recognition, documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence. Students develop practical incident response, scene management, and forensic teamwork skills.

General Area of Interest and/or Specialty:

Veterinary pathology with a focus on nondomestic, aquatic and wildlife species

Description of Current Research and Professional Activities:

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 molecular diagnostic assay. Diagnostic cases at the NHVDL involves 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.

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Lambourn, D., Garner, M., Ewalt, D., Raverty, S., Sidor, I. F., Jefferies, S., Rhyan, J., Gaydos, J. Marine Brucella Infection in Pacific Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) from Washington State. 2013. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4): 802–810

Sidor IF, Dunn JL, Tsongalis GJ, Carlson J, Frasca S Jr. A multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay with two internal controls for the detection of Brucella species in tissues, blood, and feces from marine mammals. 2013. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 25(1): 72-81

La Sala LF, Pozzi LM, McAloose D, Kaplan FS, Shore EM, Kompanje EJ, Sidor IF, Musmeci L, Uhart MM. Severe soft tissue ossification in a southern right whale Eubalaena australis. 2012 Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 102(2): 149-56

Meegan J, Dunn JL, Venn-Watson SK, Smith CR, Sidor I, Jensen ED, Van Bonn WG, Pugh R, Ficht T, Adams LG, Nielsen K, Romano TA. Serologic response in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus infected with Brucella sp. using a dolphin-specific indirect ELISA. 2012. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 102(1): 73-85

Heidi R. Colburn, Abigail B. Walker, Timothy S. Breton, Justin Stilwell, Inga F. Sidor, Ann L. Gannam & David L. Berlinsky. 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

Jenny Meegan, Inga F. Sidor, Cara Field, Nicole Roddy, Gayle Sirpenski, and J. Lawrence Dunn.  Endoscopic evaluation and biopsy collection of the gastrointestinal tract in the green moray eel (Gymnothorax funebris): Application in a case of gastric metaplasia and mucus gland hyperplasia. 2012. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(3): 615-20

Field CL, Tuttle AD, Sidor IF, Nyaoke A, Deering KM, Gilbert-Marcheterre K, Risatti G, Spoon T, Meegan J, Romano TA, Frasca S, and JL Dunn. 2012. Systemic mycosis in a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with detection of Cystofilobasidiales DNA.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(1): 150-158

Jenny Meegan, Cara Field, Inga Sidor, Tracy Romano, Sandy Casinghino, Cynthia R. Smith, Lizabeth Kashinsky, Patricia A. Fair, Gregory Bossart, Randall Wells and J. Lawrence Dunn. Development, validation, and utilization of a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of antibodies against Brucella sp. in marine mammals. 2010. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 22:856–862

Van Kruiningen HJ, Nyaoke CA, Sidor IF, Fabis JJ, Hinckley LS, Lindell KA. 2009. Clostridial abomasal disease in Connecticut dairy calves. Can Vet J. 50(8):857-60

Goldstein T, Zabka TS, Delong RL, Wheeler EA, Ylitalo G, Bargu S, Silver M, Leighfield T, Van Dolah F, Langlois G, Sidor I, Dunn JL, and Gulland FM. 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

Jenny Meegan, Inga F. Sidor, Jörg M. Steiner, Delphine Sarran and J. Lawrence Dunn. 2008. Chronic pancreatitis with secondary diabetes mellitus and insulin therapy in an adult California sea lion. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association  232(11):1707-12

Brian. J. Hiller, Inga F. Sidor, Sylvain De Guise, and Jack. S. Barclay. 2007. Prevalence and ultrastructure of Sarcocystis in American woodcock harvested in Connecticut. Journal of Parasitology 93(6): 1529–1530

Sylvain De Guise, Michael Goedken, Brenda Morsey, Jennifer Maratea and Inga Sidor. 2008. Development of new methods to assess invertebrate immunology and immunotoxicology in aquaculture: oysters and lobsters as examples. Int. J. Environment and Pollution 33(4): 365

M. M. Garner, K. Ramsell, N. J. Schoemaker, Inga F. Sidor, R. W. Nordhausen, S. Bolin, J. F. Evermann and M. Kiupel. 2007. Myofasciitis in the domestic ferret. Veterinary Pathology 44(1):25-38

Holly J. Haefele, Inga F. Sidor, David C. Evers, Darcy E. Hoyt, and Mark A. Pokras. 2005. Hematologic and physiologic reference Ranges for free-ranging adult and young common loons (Gavia immer). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 36(3):385–390

Sylvain De Guise, Brenda Morsey, Jennifer Maratea, Michael Goedken, Inga F. Sidor and James Atherton. 2005.  Development of assays to evaluate cellular immune functions in the American lobster (Homarus americanus). Journal of Shellfish Research 24(3):705-713

Sidor, Inga F., M. A. Pokras, A. Major, R. Poppenga, K. Taylor, and R. M. Miconi. 2003. Mortality of the common loon in New  England, 1987 to 2000. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(2): 306-312