Erin M. Brannick, DVM, MS, DACVP

Education and Licensure

  • B.A. (Biology) Wittenberg University 2001
  • D.V.M. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2006
  • M.S. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2010
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology) 2010
  • Delaware Veterinary Medical License (active)


  • ANFS 245 Introduction to Animal Physiology
  • ANFS 440/640 Comparative Histopathology
  • ANFS 450/650 Biomedical Communication

Director and Pathologist

Diagnostic Histopathology Service for:

  • UD Allen and Lasher Laboratories
  • Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Maryland Department of Agriculture



Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research

  • Pathogenesis and lesions of natural and experimental diseases in poultry.
  • Pathology and histopathology support for multispecies studies on animal health or animal models of human disease.
  • Consultation regarding tissue dissection, collection, trimming, fixation, image capture, digital pathology, and techniques in immunohistochemistry.

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) – member
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)- member

Education Committee Member-at-Large-2012-2014, Program Theme Developer- 2015, Vice-Chair- 2016, Chair-2017, Program Chair for 2018 meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) – member
  • Reviewer- Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)
  • Reviewer- American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR)
  • Reviewer – Avian Diseases


  • Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Award from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture for veterinary professional service (2012, 2016)
  • AVMA Future Leaders 2014-2015. Nominated by AAAP for excellence in professional leadership and service, 1 of 10 veterinarians selected nationally.
  • UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Advising Award (2014)
  • UD Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee (2013, 2014)
  • ACVP Young Investigator Award (2010)
  • Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Excellence in Pathology (2006)

Recent Publications

Jack Gelb, Jr., Daral J. Jackwood, Erin M. Brannick and Brian Stewart LadmanEfficacy of Recombinant HVT-IBD Vaccines Administered to Broiler Chicks from a Single Breeder Flock at 30 and 60 Weeks of Age.  Avian Diseases, 60: 3, 603-612, 2016.

Erin M. Brannick, Caitlin A. DeWilde, Erin Frey, Tracy L. Gluckman, Jeremy L. Keen, Michelle R. Larsen, Stephanie L. Mont, Matthew D. Rosenbaum, Julie R. Stafford, and Kristi L. Helke. Taking stock and making strides toward wellness in the veterinary workplace. JAVMA, 247: 7, 739-742, 2015.

Marie F. Mutryn, Erin M. Brannick, Weixuan Fu, William R. Lee and Behnam Abasht. Characterization of a novel chicken muscle disorder through differential gene expression and pathway analysis using RNA-sequencing. BMC Genomics, 16: 399, 2015.

Rogers, A., E. Pritchett, R. Alphin, E. Brannick, and E. Benson.  I. Evaluation of the impact of alternative light technology on male broiler chicken growth, feed conversion, and allometric characteristics.  Poultry Science, 94: 3, 408-414, 2015.

Rogers, A., E. Pritchett, R. Alphin, E. Brannick, and E. Benson. II. Evaluation of the impact of alternative light technology on male broiler chicken stress.  Poultry Science, 94: 3, 331–337, 2015.

Jack Gelb, Jr., Brian S. Ladman, Conrad R. Pope, J. Miguel Ruano, Erin M. Brannick, Daniel A. Bautista, Colleen M. Coughlin, and Lauren A. Preskenis.  Characterization of Nephropathogenic Infectious Bronchitis Virus DMV/1639/11 recovered from Delmarva broiler chickens in 2011. Avian Diseases, 57: 1, 65-70, 2013.

Erin M. Brannick, Jianying Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang, and Paul C. Stromberg.  Influence of submission form characteristics on clinical information received in biopsy accession.  J VET Diagn. Invest. 24: 1073-1082, 2012.

Book Chapters:

Kimberly M. Newkirk, Erin M. Brannick, and Donna F. Kusewitt.  Neoplasia and tumor biology. In: Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease 6th Edition, ed. McGavin MD, Zachary JF, Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, 2017.




Contact Information
Erin M. Brannick, DVM, MS, DACVP

Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist
Director, CANR Comparative Pathology Laboratory
Associate Professor

Animal and Food Sciences
041 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1342