Natasha Olby gained her veterinary degree from Cambridge University in the UK in 1991, and after a brief period spent in mixed general practice, returned to Cambridge to complete a PhD in spinal cord injury and a surgical training.
Following completion of her PhD and a post doctoral position, also focused on spinal cord injury, she moved to North Carolina State University to do a neurology/neurosurgery residency and she has stayed at NCSU as a faculty member since then.
Dr. Olby is the 2014 recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award from the American Association of Veterinary
Clinicians. The award is presented to an AAVC member who has achieved national recognition in academic or institutional practice, teaching, research, or in another endeavor that advances veterinary medicine.
In 2017, Dr. Olby was awarded the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology. Read more here.
She is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications, is the co-editor of both the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology, and Advances in Veterinary Neurology, 2014. Vet Clinics of North America. Additionally, Dr. Olby authors book chapters in a variety of veterinary textbooks and manuals.
Natasha Olby is a professor of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Neurology Specialty and is a past president of the organization (2008-2011).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 1996
Veterinary degree (VetMB), University of Cambridge, 1991
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Cambridge, 1988
Area(s) of Expertise
GENETICS, NEUROBIOLOGY, VETERINARY CANCER CARE
Treatment of spinal cord injury
Understanding the genetic basis of hereditary neurodegenerative diseases and brain neoplasia
Therapy of canine brain tumors
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (Cardiology/Neurology)
- A novel mutation of the CLCN1 gene in a cat with myotonia congenita: Diagnosis and treatment , JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (2022)
- ACVIM consensus statement on diagnosis and management of acute canine thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion , JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (2022)
- Canine Geriatric Syndrome: A Framework for Advancing Research in Veterinary Geroscience , FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCE (2022)
- Clinical signs, MRI findings and long-term outcomes of foraminal and far lateral thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniations in dogs , VETERINARY RECORD (2022)
- Developing a predictive model for spinal shock in dogs with spinal cord injury , JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (2022)
- Electroencephalographic signatures of dogs with presumptive diagnosis of canine cognitive dysfunction , RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE (2022)
- Novel subcutaneous cytarabine infusion with the Omnipod system in dogs with meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology , AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH (2022)
- Relationship between hearing, cognitive function, and quality of life in aging companion dogs , JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (2022)
- Static posturography as a novel measure of the effects of aging on postural control in dogs , PLOS ONE (2022)
- Use of Cognitive Testing, Questionnaires, and Plasma Biomarkers to Quantify Cognitive Impairment in an Aging Pet Dog Population , JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE (2022)
- CVM: Clinical Sciences
- Focus Area: Clinician Scientist
- Clinical Sciences: DOCS Faculty
- Clinical Sciences: DOCS Neurology Faculty
- CVM: Focus Area
- Research Area of Emphasis: Genetics
- CVM: Hospital
- Research Area of Emphasis: Neurobiology
- Hospital: Neurology
- CVM: Research Area of Emphasis
- Focus Area: Small Animal Practice
- Research Area of Emphasis: Veterinary Cancer Care
- Historic NC State Veterinary Medicine Fundraising Campaign Exceeds Goal
- NC State Veterinary Medicine Infectious Disease Expert Birkenheuer to Receive Distinguished Chair
- New CVM Canine Health Studies Receive Morris Animal Foundation Funding
- Antibody Testing Reveals Dogs Can Suffer from Same Autoimmune Encephalitis as Humans