Kayla Niel, DVM, MS

Kayla Niel, DVM, MS

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Avian Diagnostic and Outreach Veterinarian
Animal Diagnostic Lab
Wiley Lane

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic pathology - avian species
  • Field diagnostic investigations
  • Layer and layer breeder production medicine
  • Poultry and egg food safety


  • DVM - College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 2019
  • MS, Food Safety - College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 2019
  • BS, Animal Sciences - College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Professional experience

  • 2022-Present: Assistant Clinical Professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • 2019-2022: Production & Regulatory Veterinarian, Hy-Line International, Dallas Center, IA


Avian Metapneumovirus
Penn State Extension, Elissa, Jonathan, Niel, Kayla, Lighty, M, 2024

Pathology in Practice: elevated mortality in 3-week-old commercial broilers
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Niel, Kayla, Elissa, Jonathan, Lighty, Megan, 2023

Poultry Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
Penn State Extension, Niel, Kayla, 2023

What we know today about organic food
MSU Extension, Niel, Kayla, 2016