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Andrea Nicastro DVM​



Master’s of Public Health, June 2015-present (in progress), The University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A.

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), July 2003

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, June 1999, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

Bachelor of Science, May 1994, Biology, Minor in French, State University of New York at Albany, U.S.A.


December 2006-February 2020, Staff Internist

Veterinary Specialty Care, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Responsibilities include primary case management in a busy, 24-hour multi-specialty and emergency hospital, providing daily consultations to referring veterinarians, delivering continuing education lectures, and clinical training of students.

May 2017–January 2019, Editor

Zuku Review (online NAVLE prep course)
Responsibilities include writing and editing preparatory review questions for the NAVLE, BCSE and VTNE and answering student and veterinarian questions regarding small animal internal medicine topics.

October 2017-June 2018, Telemedicine Consultant (independent contractor)

Responsibilities included reading and interpreting abdominal ultrasound studies and performing internal medicine consultations for small animal veterinarians.

June 2003-June 2006, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Responsibilities included lecturing, lab instruction, and clinical training of students, interns and residents in small animal internal medicine.

September 2002-March 2003, Clinical Instructor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa
Responsibilities included supervision and training of final year students and residents in clinical internal medicine and critical care.

August 2000-August 2002, Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Performed all aspects of evaluation and treatment of patients with internal medicine disorders. Emphasis on gastroenterology, endocrinology, and nephrology. Extensive experience in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Responsible for lectures to staff doctors, grand rounds presentations, and daily ward rounds with interns.

July 1999-June 2000, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Pittsford Animal Hospital, Rochester, New York
Responsibilities included emergency and critical care in a high-volume private practice. Worked with specialists in diagnosing and managing referral cases in internal medicine, oncology, neurology, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, and cardiology as applied to small animals and exotics.

October 1995-May 1996, Research Assistant

College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Cultured and infected cancer cells with Rickettsial organisms, performed library research, compiled data.


Clancey N, Burton S, Horney B, MacKenzie A, Nicastro A, Côté E.  Effects of in vitro hemodilution of canine blood on platelet function analysis using the PFA-100.  Vet Clin Path, 2009;38(4):467-470.

Clancey N, Burton S, Horney B, MacKenzie A, Nicastro A, Côté E.  Evaluation of platelet function in dogs with cardiac disease using the PFA-100 platelet function analyzer.  Vet Clin Path, 2009;38(3):299-305.

Nicastro A, Walshaw R.  Chronic vaginitis associated with vaginal foreign bodies in a cat.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2007;43(6)352-355.

Nicastro A, Côté E.  Cranial vena cava syndrome.  Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet, 2002;24 (9):701-710.

Naidoo S, Campbell D, Miller L, Nicastro A.  Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Review.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2005;41:104-109.

Hall J, Nicastro A, Gabor L.  Diagnostic Dermatology. Can Vet J, 2006;47:177-180.


Nicastro A. Hyperlipidemia. In: Côté E. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 1st ed. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2006;547-549.

Nicastro A. Cranial Vena Cava Syndrome. In: Côté E. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 1st ed. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2006;256-257.


Nicastro A, Burton S, Mackenzie A, Horney B. Establishment of a reference interval and evaluation of the effects of hemodilution on closure time in the PFA-100 platelet function analyzer in dogs (abstract). Presented at the Twenty-fourth ACVIM Forum, Louisville, KY, 2006.

Green BA, Meurs KM, Lehmkuhl LB, Bonagura JD, Spier AW, Nicastro A. Relationship between severity of subvalvular aortic stenosis and ventricular ectopia in young Newfoundland dogs (abstract). Nineteenth ACVIM Forum, Denver, CO, 2001.


  • Reviewer for the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
  • Reviewer for the Canadian Veterinary Journal
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine
  • Foreign language studies (French, Spanish)


American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

American Veterinary Medical Association

Trident Veterinary Medical Association

South Carolina Association of Veterinarians


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German Certified Veterinary Specialist for Radiology

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