Nancy A. Dreschel

Nancy A. Dreschel

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Small Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Adviser for the Small and Exotic Animals Club (SEAC)
312 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Companion Animal Science
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Welfare and Stress
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Online teaching

Education

  • Ph.D., Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University
  • D.V.M., Cornell University, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • B.S., Animal Science, Cornell University

Interests

  • Animal Behavior, Working Dogs, Human-Animal Interactions
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • On-line teaching and learning

Classes Taught

  • An Sc 215 Pets in Society (On-line and Residence)
  • An Sc 305 Companion Animal Nutrition and Management
  • An Sc 415 Companion Animal Behavior 
  • An Sc 419W Applied Animal Welfare

Employment

  • Instructor, Department of Animal Science, Penn State University 2004- Present
  • Project Coordinator, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University  1999- 2004
  • Small Animal and Mixed Practice Veterinarian 1989- 2004

Selected Publications

  • Cobb, M., Iskandarani, K., Chinchilli, V., Dreschel, N.A. (2016) A systematic review and meta-analysis of salivary cortisol measurement in domestic canines.  Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 57: 31-42.

  • Dreschel, N.A., Granger, D.A. (2016) Advancing the Social Neuroscience of Human-Animal Interaction:The Role of Salivary Bioscience. In L. Freund, S. McCune, P. McCardle, L. Esposito, & N. Gee (Eds.).  Social Neuroscience and Human-Animal Interaction, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Morrow, M., Ottobre, J., Ottobre, A., Neville, P., St-Pierre, N., Dreschel, N., Pate, J.L.  (2015) Breed-dependent differences in the onset of fear-related avoidance behavior in puppies. Journal of veterinary behavior, 10: 286-294.

  • Dreschel, N.A. The effects of fear and anxiety on health and lifespan in pet dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 125 (2010): 157-162.
  • Vanderman, K.S., Dreschel, N.A. , Swinker, A.M., Kniffen, D.M., Radharakrishna, R.B., Werner, J.R., Jedrzejewski, E.A.  Equine Veterinarians' and Health Care Professionals' Concerns Related to the Implementation of the National Equine Identification System. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 29 (2009): 823-827. 
  • Dreschel, N.A. & Granger, D.A. Methods of collection for salivary cortisol measurement in dogs. Hormones and Behavior, 55 (2009): 163-168.
  • Dreschel, N.A. & Granger, D.A. Physiological and behavioral reactivity to stress in thunderstorm-phobic dogs and their caregivers. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 95 (2005): 153-168.
  • Hood, Kathryn E., Dreschel, Nancy A. , Granger, Douglas A.. Maternal Behavior Changes after Immune Challenge of Neonates with Developmental Effects on Adult Social Behavior. Developmental Psychobiology, 42 (2003):17-34.

Publications

Human-dog bond correlates of increased dog-walking
Obesity, Chen, E, French, M, Ozoglu, S, Cripe, A, Lawrence, U, Dreschel, N, 2020

Do dogs really see in just black and white?
The Conversation, Dreschel, N, 2020

A systematic review and meta-analysis of salivary cortisol measurement in domestic canines
Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Cobb, M. L., Iskandarani, K., Chinchilli, V. M., Dreschel, N. A., 2016

Advancing the social neuroscience of human-animal interaction: The role of salivary bioscience, Dreschel, N, Granger, D, 2016

Breed-dependent differences in the onset of fear-related avoidance behavior in puppies
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Morrow, Mary, Ottobre, Joseph, Ottobre, Ann, Neville, Peter, St-Pierre, Normand, Dreschel, Nancy, Pate, Joy L., 2015

A meta-analysis of salivary cortisol measurement in domestic canines
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Dreschel, Nancy, Cobb, M, Iskandarani, K, Chinchilli, V, 2014

Stress in shelter dogs and the use of foster care to improve animal welfare
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Fehringer, A, Dreschel, Nancy, 2014

Stress during certification testing in prison drug detection dogs and their handlers
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, Dreschel, Nancy, Entendencia, K, 2013

Salivary cortisol concentrations and behavior in a population of healthy dogs hospitalized for elective procedures
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Hekman, J, Karas, A, Dreschel, Nancy, 2012