Nicholas A. Crossland, DVM, DACVP

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Nicholas Crossland
620 Albany Street


Dr. Crossland is a board certified Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist. He shares a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an Investigator at the NEIDL. His primary responsibility is the development and optimization of an experimental pathology service that will operate safely and efficiently in in the highest biosafety level (BSL4). His specialization is in comparative pathology and the use of animal models to best mimic human diseases. Dr. Crossland takes pride in closely working with all of the NEIDL investigators and helps address investigators research goals by making the most out of their animal studies. Future teaching goals include the development of a comparative pathology slide seminar for MD pathology residents using veterinary cases to communicate correlates of human and animal diseases. His lab space is also open to graduate students from the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department where he provides mentorship in the development and optimization of immunohistochemistry and RNA in situ hybridization techniques to answer complex biological questions asked by NEIDL investigators.


  • Kansas State University, DVM
  • Kansas State University, BS


  • Published on 7/1/2018

    St Blanc A, Crossland NA, DiGeronimo PM, Cianciolo RE, Pirie GJ, Thiessen AE, Wakamatsu N. Pathology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Jul 01; 253(1):53-56. PMID: 29911950.

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  • Published on 6/25/2018

    Crossland NA, DiGeronimo PM, Sokolova Y, Childress AL, Wellehan JFX, Nevarez J, Paulsen D. Pneumonia in a Captive Central Bearded Dragon With Concurrent Detection of Helodermatid Adenovirus 2 and a Novel Mycoplasma Species. Vet Pathol. 2018 11; 55(6):900-904. PMID: 29940815.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    DiGeronimo PM, Crossland NA, Jugan A, Nevarez JG, Tully TN, Evans DE. Diabetes Mellitus With Concurrent Cerebellar Degeneration and Necrosis in a Domestic Goose ( Anser anser domesticus). J Avian Med Surg. 2018 06; 32(2):122-127. PMID: 29905099.

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  • Published on 5/24/2018

    Crossland N, Hawke J, Del Piero F, Sokolova Y, Waltzek T, Viadanna P. Investigation of a Cyprinid Herpesvirus 1 Disease Episode in a Group of Pond-Reared Koi. J Aquat Anim Health. 2018 09; 30(3):185-190. PMID: 29672928.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Warshaw M, Crossland NA, DiGeronimo PM, Jarvi SI, Pirie GJ, Evans DE. Pathology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Mar 01; 252(5):545-548. PMID: 29461163.

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  • Published on 12/12/2017

    Crossland NA, Alvarez X, Embers ME. Late Disseminated Lyme Disease: Associated Pathology and Spirochete Persistence Posttreatment in Rhesus Macaques. Am J Pathol. 2018 03; 188(3):672-682. PMID: 29242055.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    DiGeronimo PM, Di Girolamo N, Crossland NA, Del Piero F, Reigh RC, Nevarez JG. EFFECTS OF PLANT PROTEIN DIETS ON THE HEALTH OF FARMED AMERICAN ALLIGATORS (ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2017 Mar; 48(1):131-135. PMID: 28363051.

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  • Published on 3/23/2016

    Le Donne V, Crossland N, Brandão J, Sokolova Y, Fowlkes N, Nevarez JG, Langohr IM, Gaunt SD. Nannizziopsis guarroi infection in 2 Inland Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps): clinical, cytologic, histologic, and ultrastructural aspects. Vet Clin Pathol. 2016 Jun; 45(2):368-375. PMID: 27010762.

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  • Published on 1/13/2016

    Crossland NA, Ali I, Higbie C, Jackson J, Pirie G, Bauer R. Neurologic amebiasis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris in an Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus). J Vet Diagn Invest. 2016 Jan; 28(1):54-8. PMID: 26762405.

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  • Published on 7/1/2015

    Crossland NA, Hanks CR, Ferguson JA, Kent ML, Sanders JL, Del Piero F. First report of Cylicospirura felineus in a feral domestic shorthair cat in North America. JFMS Open Rep. 2015 Jul-Dec; 1(2):2055116915593964. PMID: 28491368.

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