Dr. Nicole Lewis is originally from Nova Scotia and has a BS in Animal Health (2006), a MS in veterinary epidemiology (2012) and graduated with her veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2013.
Dr. Lewis is also currently collaborating on a project with researchers from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA and researchers in Nepal to study diseases in snow leopards and potential spillover events from humans and domestic animals that may be impacting species survival.
She has a strong interest in wildlife and exotic pets and plans to sit for the College of Zoological medicine boards in 2025.
Dr. Lewis moved to New Jersey and spent 3 years in private practice
seeing both domestic and exotic pets. From there Dr. Lewis became a
field veterinarian for the NJ Department of Agriculture before
beginning work as the state wildlife veterinarian for NJ Fish and
Wildlife. Dr. Lewis has many publications including the following:
Lewis N.L., Ware C., Griffin M. 2023. First reported case of Edwardsiella tarda in a common loon. Accepted in Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
Lewis N.L., Zarate B., Wnek J., Wurst B. 2023. Health assessment of wild Diamond-backed terrapins (Malaclemys t. terrapin) in New Jersey, USA. Accepted in Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
Friend S.E., Lewis N.L., Lovy J. 2021. Myxozoan parasites vary in river herring according to life history stage and habitat. Parasitology Research 120:3709–3723.
Lewis N.L., T.C. Nichols, C. Lilley, D.E. Roscoe, and J. Lovy. 2021. Blood-lead Declines in Wintering American Black Ducks in New Jersey Following the Lead Shot Ban. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 12(1)174-182.
Lovy J., Lewis N.L., S.E. Friend, K.W. Able, M.J. Shaw, G.S. Hinks, and P.J. Clarke. 2020. Host, seasonal and habitat influences on incidence of Lernaeenicus radiatus (Copepoda: Pennellidae) in the mid-Atlantic Bight. Marine Ecology Progress Series 642:83-101.
Lovy J., Friend S.E., Lewis N.L. 2019. Seasonal intestinal coccidiosis in wild bluegill Lepomis macrochirus is association with a spring bacterial epizootic. Journal of Fish Diseases. 42(12) 1697-1711.
Beard C.B., J. Occi, D.L. Bonilla, A.M. Egizi, D.M. Fonseca, J.W. Mertins, B.P. Backenson, W.I. Bajwa, A.M. Barbarin, M.A. Bertone, J. Brown, N.P. Connally, N.D. Connell, R.J. Eisen, R.C. Falco, A.M. James, R.K. Krell, K. Lahmers, N.L. Lewis, S.E. Little,…W. Halperin. 2018. Multistate Infestation with the Exotic Disease-Vector Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis - United States, August 2017-September 2018. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 67(47), 1310–1313.
Lewis N.L., Sanchez J., Dubé C., Vanleeuwen J. 2015. Use of the North American Animal Disease Spread Model (NAADSM) for the study of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Journal of Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
Lewis N.L, Martinson S., Wadowska D., Desmarchelier M. 2015. Malignant mixed chromatophoroma with cutaneous, pulmonary and testicular metastasis in a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. 25 (1-2):16-20.
Lovy J., Lewis N.L., Hershberger P.K., Bennet W., Meyers T., Garver K.A. 2012. Viral tropism and pathology associated with viral hemorrhagic septicemia in larval and juvenile Pacific herring from British Columbia. Veterinary Microbiology. 161: 66-76.