My main interests are in the areas of poultry parasites and metabolic disease.

Before coming to Athens, I worked as the Poultry Extension Veterinarian at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. I have won the American Association of Avian Pathologist’s award for best field case/diagnostic report two years in a row, 2017 and 2018. 

I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, my Master’s of Avian Medicine at UGA, and my bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta, Canada, which is where I was born. 

I am a supervisor for the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center at UGA, and I have completed research of my own recently on the topic of broiler farm biosecurity and also the efficacy of antibiotics to prevent collibacilosis in broiler poultry.

In my free time, my husband and I enjoy restoring vintage airstream travel trailers, and I am a former triathlete in the process of picking up the sport again.

Jenny Nicholds
Education: 
  • MAM, The University of Georgia '08
  • DVM, University of Saskatchewan '07
  • BScAg, University of Alberta '03