DVM Purdue University (1964)
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, (1970)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine, 1972
- Urolithiasis--Etiopathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Lower Urinary Tract Disorders
- Progression of Renal Failure
- Diseases of the Urinary System. Special interest
in development & evaluation
of models of diseases
- Immune Mediated Glomerulonephropathy
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Development and/or improvement of diagnostic techniques
which will permit diagnosis
of renal diseases at a potentially reversible stage.
- Urinary tract disorders
- Urinary tract infection
- Renal Failure
- Idiopathic feline lower urinary tract disorders
- Outcome based learning.
- Problem oriented and problem based learning.
- Methods that will facilitate
learning by "underachievers."
- Effective methods of oral presentation
- How to design and evaluate examinations
as teaching tools.
For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed,
a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.
- Clinical Benefit Of Calcitriol In Feline Chronic Renal
Failure: A Clinical Trial. Co-Investigator wih DJ Polzin,
Morris Animal Foundation.
- Clinical Benefit Of Calcitriol
In Canine Chronic Renal Failure: A Clinical Trial. Co-Investigator wih DJ
- Epidemiology of Uroliths in Domestic Animals,
Co-Principal Investigator with JP Lulich. Hill's Science & Technology
- Effect of limiting dietary protein and phosphorus
intakes in cats with spontaneous chronic renal failure:
Polzin. Hill's Science and Technology Center.
Graduate Training/Clinical Residency Training Program in Nutrition. Principal
- Calcium oxalate urolithiasis in
cats. Characterizing defects. Co-principal investigator with JP Lulich.
Hill's Science and
Honors and Awards
Recipient of 43 Honors and Awards, including
- Norden Distinguished Teaching
Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Field of Veterinary Medicine-1975,
1987, 1997, and 2002.
- Ralston Purina Small Animal
Research Award for research contributions to nephrology and urology.
by Ralston Purina and Awarded
by the American
Medical Association; St. Louis, MO, 1982.
Award-1983- as international recognition for outstanding contributions to
the field of Small
Animal Practice. Awarded
by British Small Animal Veterinary
Association. London, England, 1983.
- Carnation Award-1985-
for outstanding contributions to the study of feline diseases and nutrition.
Sponsored by the Carnation
the American Animal Hospital Association. Orlando,
- Distinguished Practitioner in Veterinary
Medicine, National Academies of Practice. In recognition
of significant and enduring
to the practice
Health Professions. Elected in 1985.
- World Small
Animal Veterinary Association International Prize For Scientific Achievement,
impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning
the cause, detection, and cure or
control of urinary tract disorders of companion
animals. Barcelona, Spain, 1988.
- Honorary Doctor
of Science, Awarded by Purdue University "in recognition
of pioneering contributions to knowledge and understanding,
and efforts as mentor and role model in veterinary
Lafayette, IN, 1989.
- Honorary Doctor of Science.
Awarded by University of Gent "for contributions
to veterinary nephrology and urology, and veterinary
medical education." Gent
- Beecham Award for Research Excellence "recognizing
outstanding research effort & productivity".
Awarded by College of Veterinary Medicine, University
- Phi Zeta Faculty Achievement Award for Contributions
to Professional and Graduate Education, and Research
Contributions. Awarded by
Kappa Chapter of
University of Minnesota, 1993.
- Osborne Award-1999.
Selected by the International Renal Interest Society for lifetime achievements
to academicians, and dedication to improving
the health care of animals.
- Dr. Sheri J.Ross, Doctor of Philosophy, July
2004 Thesis: Efficacy of Dietary Modification
Signs of Uremia
In Cats With Chronic