My teaching interests include training of veterinary students, graduate students, interns, and residents, promoting active learning in the classroom and clinics, and continuing education of veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and general public. My clinical interests are in internal medicine with emphasis on urology and nephrology. I am also interested in clinical nutrition with emphasis on the role of nutrition in the management of diseases. My research interests include: urinary tract disease particularly urolithiasis, urinary tract infections, kidney failure and idiopathic lower urinary tract disease in cats, role of nutrition in prevention of disease, diseases of the urinary system with special emphasis on development and evaluation of models of disease, and nutrition and metabolism with emphasis on obesity, hepatic lipidosis, and disorders of lipid metabolism.
Molecular imaging of cyclooxygenase-2 in canine transitional cell carcinomas in vitro and in vivo (with Maria Cekanova MS, RNDr, PhD; M J. Uddin; Amanda Callens; Kusum Rathore; Alfred Legendre; L Wright; and L J. Marnett), Cancer Prevention Research (2013)
The enzyme COX-2 is induced at high levels in tumors but not in surrounding normal...
A clinical review of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of uroabdomen in the dog and cat (with J R. Stafford), Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2013)
OBJECTIVE: To review current literature regarding uroabdomen in dogs and cats with respect to etiology,...
Single-dose safety and pharmacokinetic evaluation of fluorocoxib A: pilot study of novel cyclooxygenase-2-targeted optical imaging agent in a canine model (with Maria Cekanova MS, RNDr, PhD; J M. Uddin; Alfred Legendre; Gina Gaylon; Amanda Callens; and L Marnett), Journal of Biomedical Optics (2012)
We evaluated preclinical single-dose safety, pharmacokinetic properties, and specific uptake of the new optical imaging...
AAHA canine life stage guidelines (with B Boynton, A H. Voight, E Krauter, K Lambrecht, R Svec, and S Thompson), Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (2012)
Guidelines are offered to guide the veterinary practitioner in designing a comprehensive, individualized wellness plan...
Chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats, Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice (2012)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs commonly in older dogs and cats. Advances in diagnostics, staging,...
Nephrology and urology of small animals (with David J. Polzin) (2011)
Contributions to Books
Current controversies in feline nutrition (with Maryanne Murphy, Claudia A. Kirk, Angela L. Lusby, Beth Hamper, and Donna M. Raditic), The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)
Nutrition for the normal cat (with Angela L. Lusby, Claudia A. Kirk, Beth Hamper, Maryanne Murphy, and Donna M. Raditic), The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)
Nutritional disorders (with Donna M. Raditic, Claudia A. Kirk, Angela L. Lusby, Beth Hamper, and Maryanne Murphy), The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)
Nutritional management of diseases (with Donna M. Raditic, Claudia A. Kirk, Angela L. Lusby, Beth Hamper, and Maryanne Murphy), The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)