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.

Kathryn R. Dalton, Kathy Ruble, Laurel E. Redding, Daniel O. Morris, Noel T. Mueller, Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., Jacqueline Agnew, Karen C. Carroll, Paul J. Planet, Ronald C. Rubenstein, Allen R. Chen, Elizabeth A. Grice, Meghan F. Davis Microbial Sharing between Pediatric Patients and Therapy Animals during Hospital Animal-Assisted Intervention Programs Microorganisms : , 2021.

Redding LE, Huang E, Ryave J, Webb T, Barnhart D, Baker L, Bender J, Kristula M, Kelly D Clostridioides difficile on dairy farms and potential risk to dairy farm workers Anaerobe : , 2021.

Meagan Hennessy, Nagaraju Indugu, Bonnie Vecchiarelli, Laurel Redding, Joseph Bender, Christa Pappalardo, Miranda Leibstein, John Toth, Darko Stefanovski, Ananya Katepalli, Satvik Garapati, Dipti Pitta Comparison of the fecal bacterial communities in diarrheic and nondiarrheic dairy calves from multiple farms in southeastern Pennsylvania Journal of Dairy Science 104: 7225, 2021.

Burns, C.C.; Redding, L.E.; Watson, B. The Effects of Frequency and Duration of Handling on the Development of Feline Upper Respiratory Infections in a Shelter Setting Animals 10: , 2020.

Redding, L., Grunwald, H., Cole, S., Rankin, S., Nolen-Walston, R Modification of empirical antimicrobial regimens in large animal medicine Veterinary Record doi: 10.1136/vr.106039: , 2020.

L.E. Redding, B. Muller, J. Szymczak Small and Large Animal Veterinarian Perceptions of Antimicrobial Use Metrics for Hospital-Based Stewardship in the United States Frontiers in Veterinary Science : , 2020.

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.

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