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Joellen Westropp- DVM, PhD
Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

3101 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 6863
jlwestropp@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Lower urinary tract disorders in small and companion animals.

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Medicine

Education

1997 DVM , The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2004 PhD , The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Honors and Awards

1997 Hill's award for veterinary nutrition
1997 Growth is Promise Scholarship, Heinz Pet Products, BASF Corporation
1992 Alpha Chi Omega Scholarship for Academic Excellence
1989 Ohio State University College of Agriculture Scholarship

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary of Internal Medicine

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Prospective evaluation of urethral pressure profiles in dogs undergoing stent placement to relieve malignant urethral obstruction, Culp W (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of post-operative outcome in cats undergoing ureteral stent placement to relieve ureteral obstructions, Culp W (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health: San Francisco Foundation

Co-Investigator, Treating prostatic neoplasia with chemoembolization, Culp W (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of the use of laser ablation in the treatment of canine ureteral ectopia, Palm C (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Safety evaluation of the live biotherapeutic product, asymptomatic bacteriuria E. coli 2-12, in healthy dogs, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Investigation of randall plaques in the kidneys and analysis of calcified nanaoparticles in the urine and blood in cats and dog with calcium oxalate urolithiasis, (Principal Investigator), Royal Canin

Principal Investigator, Genetic analysis of ectopic ureters in dogs, Stern J (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Exploration of the effects of stress in cats with urolithiasis, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Evaluation of the live biotherapeutic product, asymptomatic bacteriurua E. Coli 2-12, in dogs with recurrent UTI, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Molecular detection of bacteria in proliferative urethritis in dogs., (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, The effects of lipoic acid on the solubility of cystine in canine urine., (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Use of Purina UR Urinary Ox/St Dry Canine Formula in the Management of Struvite Cystolithiasis in Dogs , (Principal Investigator), Purina

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Joellen Westropp: Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a marker for acute kidney injury identification and recovery in dogs with Gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity 2016 Palm CA, Segev G, Cowgill L, LeRoy B, Kowalkowski KL, Kanakubo K, Westropp JL Urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a marker for acute kidney injury identification and recovery in dogs with Gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity J Vet Int Med,
  • Joellen Westropp: Diagnosis and treatment of urolothiasis in client owned chelonians:  40 cases (1987-2012) 2015 Keller KA, Hawkins MG, Weber SEP, Ruby AL, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Westropp JL Diagnosis and treatment of urolothiasis in client owned chelonians: 40 cases (1987-2012) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Joellen Westropp: DNA sequence variants in the five prime untranslated region of the cyclooxygenase-2 gene are commonly found in healthy dogs and gray wolves 2015 Safra N, Hayward LJ, Aguilar M, Sacks BN, Westropp JL, Mohr CF, Mellersh CS, Bannasch DL DNA sequence variants in the five prime untranslated region of the cyclooxygenase-2 gene are commonly found in healthy dogs and gray wolves PLoS One,
  • Joellen Westropp: Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns n urinary tract infections in dogs (2010-2013) 2015 Wong C, Epstein SE, Westropp JL Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns n urinary tract infections in dogs (2010-2013) J Vet Int Med,
  • Joellen Westropp: Elemental content of calcium oxalate stones from a canine model of urinary stone disease 2015 Killilea DW, Westropp JL, Shiraki R, Mellema M, Larsen J, Kahn AJ, Kapahi P, Chi T, Stoller ML Elemental content of calcium oxalate stones from a canine model of urinary stone disease PLoS One,
  • Joellen Westropp: Changes in blood pressure following escalating doses of phenylpropanolamine and a suggested protocol for monitoring 2015 Segev G, Westropp JL, Kulik C, Lavy E Changes in blood pressure following escalating doses of phenylpropanolamine and a suggested protocol for monitoring Can Vet J,
  • Joellen Westropp: Urate urolithiasis and hyperuricosuria in a Weimaraner secondary to the SLC2A9 transporter defect 2014 Westropp JL, Johnson EG, Fuller MC, Safra N, Bannasch D Urate urolithiasis and hyperuricosuria in a Weimaraner secondary to the SLC2A9 transporter defect Vet Rec Case Reports,
  • Joellen Westropp: Performance of a veterinary urine dipstick paddle system for diagnosis and identification of urinary tract infections in dogs and cats 2014 Ybarra W, Sykes JE, Wang Y, Byrne B, Westropp JL Performance of a veterinary urine dipstick paddle system for diagnosis and identification of urinary tract infections in dogs and cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Joellen Westropp: AAFP and ISFM guidelines for diagnosing and solving house-soiling behavior in cats 2014 Carney HC, Sadek TP, Curtis TM, Halls V, Heath S, Hutchison P, Mundschenk K, Westropp JL AAFP and ISFM guidelines for diagnosing and solving house-soiling behavior in cats J Feline Med Surg,
  • Joellen Westropp: From FUS to Pandora syndrome: where are we, how did we get here, and where to now? 2014 Tony Buffington CA, Westropp JL, Chew DJ From FUS to Pandora syndrome: where are we, how did we get here, and where to now? J Feline Med Surg,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Westropp JL: Chapter 48: Disorders of Micturition, Nelson RW, Couto CG, (ed), Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition. .

2013 Westropp JL: Chapter 47: Obstructive and non-obstructive feline idiopathic cystitis, Nelson RW, Couto CG, (ed), Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition. .

2013 Westropp JL: Chapter 46: Canine and Feline Urolithiasis, Nelson RW, Couto CG, (ed), Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition. .

2013 Westropp JL: Chapter 45: Canine and feline urinary tract infections, Nelson RW, Couto CG, (ed), Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition. .

2013 Sykes JE, Westropp JL: Chapter 89: Bacterial infections of the genitourinary tract, Sykes JE, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition. .