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AffiliationsDiplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
CertificationsDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Genetics, Spontaneous Animal Disease ModelsGenetics of Cardiovascular Disease
With Genetic Counseling, CVM Takes Deeper Dives into Dog DNA
At-home DNA tests can uncover that your mixed-breed rescue is 1/8th Jack Russell terrier. A saliva sample sent through the mail can estimate how big a dog may get, if they have drug sensitivities or detail their chance of developing a heart condition. The tests can be revelatory. They can also just be the beginning.
Dobermans with Genetic Heart Disorder May Be Model for Human Treatments
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a fatal genetic heart disorder common in Doberman pinschers. The disease affects the heart muscle’s ability to contract, leading to congestive heart failure or sudden death in adult dogs. Humans with dilated cardiomyopathy have the same prognosis...
Biomedical Partnership Center Construction Ushers in New Phase
When completed in 2017, the two-story facility will include space for CVM research activities and provide an outstanding platform for industry and government researchers, entrepreneurs, clinical trial companies, as well as biomedical investigators across...
Meurs First Recipient of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award
With support from the investigator award, Meurs' research team hopes to identify genetic variants that lead to the development of mitral valve degeneration, and use that information to innovate treatment and prevention plans for dogs with...