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Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Internal Medicine, Cardiology)

Jane Lewis Seaks Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

Office: 919.513.6379

Clarke Atkins, DVM, is Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at North Carolina State University. A 1972 graduate of the University of California, Davis, Dr. Atkins completed his internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. He became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in internal medicine in 1978 and in cardiology in 1992.

Dr. Atkins is known for his research and teaching in small animal cardiology, having authored more than 150 publications. He is also the author of a multimedia interactive computer program in canine cardiology and numerous textbook chapters. In addition, he has spoken extensively in the United States, as well as in many countries around the world.
American Heartworm Society
Bachelor of Science - U.C. Davis
DVM - U.C. Davis
Pharmacology, Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease
Pharmacological Management of Heart Failure
Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Aldosterone Breakthrough
  • (2007) Prospective clinical evaluation of an ELISA B-type natriuretic peptide assay in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in dogs presenting with cough or dyspnea.DeFrancesco TC, Rush JE, Rozanski EA, Hansen BD, Keene BW, Moore DT, Atkins CE. | J Vet Intern Med 2007 Mar-Apr; 21(2):243-250.
  • (2006) Coil occlusion of residual shunts after surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus.Fujii Y, Keene BW, Mathews KG, Atkins CE, Defrancesco TC, Hardie EM, Wakao Y. | Vet Surg 2006 Dec; 35(8):781-785.
  • (2004) Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of furosemide after oral administration to horses.Johansson AM, Gardner SY, Levine JF, Papich MG, LaFevers DH, Goldmann RB, Sheats MK, Atkins CE. | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine Vol. 18, No. 5, 739-743.