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Adam Birkenheuer, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Professor, Internal Medicine

Office: 919.513.6193
Lab: Vector Borne Disease Diagnostics
Lab Phone: 919.513.8279

Dr. Birkenheuer received his DVM from the University of Florida, and his PhD in Immunology from NC State University.


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Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology, molecular characterization, molecular diagnosis, treatment of vector borne diseases in dogs and cats

  • (2015) Identification of Parabodo caudatus (order Kinetoplastida) in urine voided from a dog with hematuria.Vandersea MW, Birkenheuer AJ, R. Litaker W, Vaden SL, Renschler J, Gookin JL. | Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2015, 27:117-20.
  • (2014) Comparison of serological and molecular panels for the diagnosis of vector-borne diseases in dogs.Maggi RG, Birkenheuer AJ, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Levy MG, Breitschwerdt EB. | Parasit Vectors 2014 Mar 26;7:127.
  • (2013) Splenohepatic shunts in cats: A retrospecitive of 33 cases (2004-2011).Palerme JS, Brown JC, Marks SL, Birkenheuer AJ. | J Vet Intern Med 27(6):1347-53, 2013.
  • (2008) Failure to identify an association between serological or molecular evidence of Bartonella spp infection and idiopathic rhinitis in dogs.Hawkins EC, Johnson LR, Guptill L, Marr HS, Breitschwerdt EB, Birkenheuer AJ. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008 Aug 15;233(4):597-599.
  • (2007) Quanitfication of mucin gene expression in tracheobronchial epithelium of healthy dogs and dogs with chronic bronchitis.Hawkins EC, Birkenheuer AJ, Marr HS, Rogala AR, Large EE, Adler KB. | Am J Vet Res 2007 April; 68(4):435-440.
  • (2007) Antibiotic-resistant Corynebacterium jeikeium urinary tract infection in a cat.Puskar M, Lemons C, Papich MG, Vaden SL, Birkenheuer A. | J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2007, 43:61-64