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Steven L Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM

Clinical Professor, Critical Care and Internal Medicine/Associate Dean and Director, Veterinary Medical Services

Office: 919.513.6211

A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Marks came to NC State in 2005 after positions at the University of Illinois (2001-2005), Louisiana State University (1996-2001), Colorado State University (1995-1996), Cardio Pet, Inc. (1994-1995) and Washington State University (1990-1994). He also served as president of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine from 2009 to 2012.

Dr. Marks’ research involves emergency and critical care, general internal medicine, cardiopulmonary medicine, and pain management. As a teacher, Dr. Marks is the recipient of numerous awards including the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award at Louisiana State University (1999), the Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award at NC State (2009), the Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award at NC State (2013) and most recently, the 2014 NC State Outstanding Teacher Award.

Dr. Marks received his BVSc degree from the University of Liverpool Faculty of Veterinary Science in 1989. He had a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his residency in small animal internal medicine at Washington State University, where he also earned a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine.

As Associate Dean and Director of Medical Services, Dr. Marks oversees the NC State Veterinary Hospital. The VH is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Terry Center, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center, the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services. Dr. Marks also leads the House Officer training program, which one of the top ranked programs of its kind in the world.
Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • (2014) Evaluation of a point-of-care anticoagulant rodenticide test for dogs.Istvan SA, Marks SL. Murphy LA, Dorman DC . | J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 24(2):168-73, 2014
  • (2014) Evaluation of thromboelastography to predict clinical bleeding in thrombocytopenic dogs after total body irraditation and hematopoietic cell transplantation.Bucknoff M, Hanel R, Marks S, Motsinger_Reif S, Suter S,. | Am J Vet Res 75(5):425-32, 2014
  • (2013) The prevalence and classification of chronic kidney disease in cats randomly selected from four age groups and in cats recruited for degenerative joint disease studies.Marino CL, Lascelles BDX, Vaden SL, Gruen ME, Marks SL. | J Felin Med Surg 16(6):465-472, 2013
  • (2011) Successful treatment of congestive heart failure in three cats with hyperviscosity syndrome using plasmapheresis.Boyle T, Holowaychuk MK, Adams A, Marks SL. | J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc . 47:50, 2011.
  • (2010) A new technique for emergency venous access.Marks SL, Hanel R. EZ-IO: | Procedures Pro: Clinicians Breif, November 2010.
  • (2010) The prevalence of albuminuria in dogs and cats in an intensive care unit or recovering from anesthesia.Vaden SL, Turman CA, Harris TL, Jensen WA, Marks SL. | J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2010, 20:479-487.
  • (2009) Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with varying cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 selectivity on COX protein and prostanoid concentrations in canine pyloric and duodenal mucosaWooten J, Blikslager AT, Marks S, Law M, Graeber E, Lascelles BDX | American Journal of Veterinary Research 2009;70:1243-1249
  • (2008) Cyclooxygenase expression and prostanoid production in pyloric and duodenal mucosae in dogs after administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugsWooten JG, Blikslager AT, Ryan KA, Marks SL, Law M, Lascelles BDX | American Journal of Veterinary Research 2008;69(4):457-464
  • (2007) Intrathecal Morphine Overdose in a DogAF da Cunha, JE Carter, M Grafinger, H Montgomery, SL Marks, LP Posner, PM Burns | JAVMA 2007 230:11, 1665-1668.
  • (2005) AAHA Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.Epstein M, Kuehn NF, Landsberg G, Lascelles DB, Marks SL, et al. | J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 41: 81-91,2005.
  • (2004) Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation: Techniques.Haldane S, Marks SL. | Compend Cont Educ Pract Vet 26(10) 780-790, 2004.
  • (2004) Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation: Emergency drugs and postresuscitative care.Haldane S, Marks SL. | Compend Cont Educ Pract Vet 26(10) 791-799, 2004.
  • (2004) Transfusion Medicine.Haldane S, Roberts J, Marks SL, Raffe M. | Compend Cont Educ Pract Vet 26(7) 502-518, 2004.