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


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

Vaccination for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Niel, Kayla, Lighty, Megan, 2023

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