Brad B. Nelson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS is currently an assistant professor of equine surgery and a principal investigator in the Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory in the department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a D.V.M. in 2009. He then completed an equine internship in surgery and medicine at Washington State University, followed by a residency in equine surgery and lameness at CSU. He also received a master’s degree in clinical sciences as part of the residency program. Following surgical residency, Dr. Nelson completed a Ph.D. focused on quantitative articular cartilage evaluation using a novel contrast agent with computed tomographic imaging in an equine model before joining the Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory. Dr. Nelson’s research interests are in the early detection of articular cartilage injury and osteoarthritis using advanced diagnostic imaging modalities and preclinical surgical models of orthopedic disease.