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.

Redding LE, Tu V, Abbas A, Alvarez M, Zackular J, Bushman F, Kelly DJ, Barnhart D, Lee JJ, Bittinger K. Genetic and phenotypic characteristics of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile from canine, bovine, and pediatric populations Anaerobe : , 2022.

Stephen D. Cole, Dayana Perez-Bonilla, Ashley Hallowell, and Laurel E. Redding Carbapenem Prescribing at a Veterinary Hospital Prior to an Outbreak of Carbapenem Resistant E. coli JSAP : , 2022.

Miller SL, Serpell JS, Dalton K, Waite K, Morris DO, Redding LE, Dreschel NA, Davis MF The importance of evaluating positive welfare characteristics and temperament in working therapy dogs Front Vet Sci. : , 2022.

Dorph, K, Haughan, J, Robinson, M, Redding, LE. Critically important antimicrobials are frequently used on equine racetracks JAVMA : , 2022.

Laurel E. Redding, Brianna Parsons, Joseph S. Bender Educational interventions to address misconceptions about antibiotic residues in milk can alter consumer perceptions and may affect purchasing habits Journal of Dairy Science 104: , 2021.

Rule EK, Boyle AG, Redding LE Antimicrobial Prescribing Patterns in Equine Ambulatory Practice Prev Vet Med : , 2021.

Anis, E., Barnart, D., Barnard, A., Kelly, D. J., Redding, L. E. Performance of commercial PCR assays to detect toxigenic Clostridioides difficile in the feces of puppies Veterinary Medicine and Science 00: , 2021.

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.

KP Chua, JM Perrone, LE Redding, CM Brummett, AS Bohnert Trends in the number of patients linked to potential vet-shopping behavior in the United States (2014-2019) Am J Vet Res : , 2021.

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