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Karen Tefft

Assoc Clinical Professor

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

American Association of Feline Practitioners

American Veterinary Medical Association

Terry Companion Vet Med Center 1524


Dr. Karen Tefft obtained her DVM from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, a private practice near Ft. Lauderdale. She worked as an emergency clinician for several years at VSSF and then at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa before deciding to pursue a residency in internal medicine. She completed her residency at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2009 and later a MVSc. She was on the faculty at AVC for two years, before returning to the United States for a position at The Ohio State University for four years. Dr. Tefft joined NCSU in the fall of 2015 as a locum, but in 2016 became a faculty member.


Diplomate Small Animal Internal Medicine American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


Date: 10/31/17 - 7/01/20
Amount: $20,000.00
Funding Agencies: Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd.

On this project, we will oversee the clinical examinations and testing required of the approximately 6 cases (cats), and the submission of these results to the Ohio State University for use in their research study. Cats will be screened with three view abdominal radiographs, CBC, biochemistry, urinalysis, and urine culture. Cats enrolled into this clinical trial will return to NCSU every 2 weeks for recheck exams including body weight, urinalysis and abdominal radiographs until radiographic dissolution. A CBC, biochemisty, urinalysis, and urine culture will be performed at the time of dissolution or day 56 in cats without dissolution. For cats with no evidence of dissolution at day 56, a cystotomy will be performed to remove the uroliths. These will be submitted to the UC-Davis Urolith Laboratory for quantitative analysis.

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