New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Areas: Epidemiology

Contact Information:
382 West Street Road

Antibiotic use in veterinary medicine: Antimicrobial are used extensively in animals, and their use can contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Redding is interested in better understanding how antibiotics are used in veterinary settings, discerning the clinical and One Health implications of their use and developing ways to refine their use.

The animal reservoir of Clostridium difficile: Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated and nosocomial diarrhea in humans and a significant enteric pathogen in many species of animals. It is generally accepted that the administration of antibiotics is the primary risk factor for the development and recurrence of C. difficile infection. However, patients can develop infections with C. difficile outside of a healthcare facility without the prior use of antibiotics. Dr. Redding is interested in studying whether animals - particularly companion animals - can serve as a reservoir for C. difficile infections in people.

L.E. Redding, C. Brooks, C.B. Georgakakos, G. Habing, L. Rosenkrantz, M. Dahlstrom, P.J. Plummer Addressing Individual Values to Impact Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing in Animal Agriculture Front. Vet. Sci : , 2020.

Laurel E. Redding, Haley Grunwald, Carleigh Melofchik, Paige Meily, Amanda Henry, Darko Stefanovski Comparison of animal daily doses and days of therapy for antimicrobials in species of veterinary importance Preventive Veterinary Medicine 176: 104942, 2020.

L.E. Redding, S. Lavigne, H. Aceto, R. Nolen-Walston Antimicrobial prescribing patterns of clinicians at a large animal veterinary teaching hospital American Journal of Veterinary Research 81: 103, 2020.

L.E. Redding, BJ Kelly, D Stefanovski, JK Lautenbach, P Tolomeo, L Cressman, E Gruber, P Meily, E Lautenbach Pet Ownership Protects Against Recurrence of Clostridioides difficile Infection Open Forum Infectious Diseases 7: , 2020.

L.E. Redding Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Livestock and Companion Animals Emerging Infectious Diseases : , 2020.

L.E.Redding, S. Lavigne, H. Aceto, R. Nolen-Walston Characterization of antimicrobial prescription frequency and diversity in a large animal veterinary medical teaching hospital Preventative Veterinary Medicine 254: 626-635, 2019.

Laurel Redding and Stephen Cole Pet Owner Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward the Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Companion Animals Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) 254: 626-635, 2019.

Laurel E. Redding, Joseph Bender, Linda Baker Quantification of antibiotic use on dairy farms in Pennsylvania Journal of Dairy Science 102: 1494-1507, 2019.

Laurel E. Redding, Stephen D. Cole Posters have limited utility in conveying a message of antimicrobial stewardship to pet owners Front. Vet. Sci. 6: 421, 2019.

A.S. Berry, D. Barnhart, B.J. Kelly, D.J. Kelly, D.P. Beiting, R.N. Baldassano, L.E. Redding Gut microbiome features associated with Clostridioides difficile colonization in puppies PloS One 14: e0215497, 2019.

BA (Religion) Duke University, 2006

VMD (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterninary Medicine, 2015

PhD (Epidemiology (pharmacoepidemiology)) University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2015

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine