My research focuses on two major approaches critical to understand and mitigate the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in companion animals.
(1) To characterize the clinical and molecular epidemiology of extensively drug resistant bacteria (i.e. carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) of dogs and cats.
(2) To establish best educational practices in antimicrobial stewardship to promote proper use of these critical drugs.
Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology, Antimicrobial Therapy and Selection, Infectious Diseases
Cole SD, Rankin SC. Characterization of 2 Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales isolated from canine rectal swabs J Vet Diagn Invest : , 2022.Cole SD, Perez-Bonilla D, Hallowell A, Redding LE. Carbapenem prescribing at a veterinary teaching hospital before an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli J Small Anim Pract : , 2022.Waltenburg MA, Shugart A, Loy JD, Tewari D, Zhang S, Cole SD; CRO Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Investigation Group, Walters MS, Nichols M. A Survey of Current Activities and Technologies Used to Detect Carbapenem Resistance in Bacteria Isolated from Companion Animals at Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories-United States, 2020 J Clin Microbiol 60: e0215421, 2022.Cole SD, Harvey BK, Shea E, Bradley CW. Amycolatopsis spp. infection with correlative histopathological findings from the paw of a cat Vet Dermatol : , 2022.Cole SD, Swiderski M, Dietrich J, McGonigle KM. Comparison of a Chromogenic Urine Culture Plate System (UTid+) and Conventional Urine Culture for Canine and Feline Specimens Vet Sci 9: 138, 2022.Cole SD, Nelson HCM, Jenkins BD, Poon CY, Rankin SC, Becker DE. PennDemic Simulation Framework: An Innovative Approach to Increase Student Interest and Confidence in Disasters Preparedness/Response and Interdisciplinary Teamwork Front Public Health 9: 682112, 2021.Lavigne SH, Cole SD, Daidone C, Rankin SC. Risk Factors for the Acquisition of a blaNDM-5 Carbapenem-Resistant Escherichia coli in a Veterinary Hospital J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 57: , 2021.Cole SD, Elliott ER, Rankin SC. SODAPOP: A Metacognitive Mnemonic Framework to Teach Antimicrobial Selection J Vet Med Educ : , 2021.Cole SD, Peak L, Tyson GH, Reimschuessel R, Ceric O, Rankin SC. New Delhi Metallo-ß-Lactamase-5-Producing Escherichia coli in Companion Animals, United States Emerg Infect Dis : , 2020.
MS (Microbiology) College of William and Mary, 2011VMD (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Bacteriology/Mycology, Immunology, Virology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2015 to 2018)
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical and Molecular Microbiology