Dr. Martin Nielsen graduated with his DVM degree from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Denmark in 2001. He spent three years in equine veterinary practice before joining graduate school in 2004. He received his PhD in equine parasitology at the University of Copenhagen in 2007, and served as assistant professor there until 2011. He then joined the M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky where he currently serves as associate professor in equine parasitology and holds the title of Schlaikjer
Professor in Equine Infectious Disease. Dr. Nielson is board certified in veterinary parasitology with the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC) and with the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM). He is chair of the AAEP Equine Parasite Control Subcommittee , which published its guidelines in 2013.