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Jodi Westropp- DVM, PhD
Associate Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

3101 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 6863


Research Focus

Lower urinary tract disorders in small and companion animals.

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Medicine


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


Diplomate American College of Veterinary of Internal Medicine

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of urinary NGAL and urinary KIM-1 ELISA and Rena-strip for early detection of acute kidney injury in dogs, Palm (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of Post-operative Outcome in Cats Undergoing Ureteral Stent Placement to Relieve Ureteral Obstructions, Culp (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of the use of laser ablation in the treatment of canine ureteral ectopia, Carrie Palm (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Treating Prostatic Neoplasia with Chemoembolization, William Culp (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Westropp JL, Sykes JE, Irom S, Daniels JB, Smith A, Keil D, Settje T, Wang Y, Chew DJ Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of high dose short duration enrofloxacin treatment regimen for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in dogs JVIM,
  • Link Icon 2011 Dear JD, Shiraki R, Ruby AL, Westropp JL Feline Urate Urolithiasis: 159 cases JFMS,
  • Link Icon 2011 Wu C, Buffington CAT, Fraser MO, Westropp JL Urodynamic Evaluations of Female Cats with Idiopathic Cystitis AJVR,
  • Link Icon 2010 Low WW, Uhl JM, Kass PH, Ruby AL, Westropp JL Evaluation of trends in urolith composition and characteristics of dogs with urolithiasis: 25,499 cases (1985-2006) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2010 Cherbinsky O, Westropp JL, Tinga S, Jones B, Pollard R Ultrasonographic features of grass awns in the urinary bladder Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2010 Sykes JE, Westropp JL, Kasten RW, Chomel BB Association between Bartonella species infection and disease in pet cats as determined using serology and culture J Feline Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2009 Grant DC, Westropp JL, Shiraki R, Ruby AL Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy for urolithiasis in horses J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2009 Bradbury CA, Westropp JL, Pollard RE Relationship between prostatomegaly, prostatic mineralization, and cytologic diagnosis Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2009 Hawkins MG, Ruby AL, Drazenovich TL, Westropp JL Composition and characteristics of urinary calculi from guinea pigs J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2009 Cohen TA, Westropp JL, Kass PH, Pypendop BH Evaluation of urodynamic procedures in female cats anesthetized with low and high doses of isoflurane and propofol Am J Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2010 Westropp JL, Buffington CAT: Lower Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th edition, St. Louis MO. 2069-2086.

2008 Westropp JL: Feline Idiopathic Cystitis, Polzin DJ, Bartges J, (ed), Canine and Feline Nephrology and Urology. .

2006 Lane I, Westropp JL: Urinary incontinence in dogs, , Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, St. Louis, MO. .

2006 Kyles A, Westropp JL: Feline ureterolithiasis, , Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, St. Louis, MO. .

2006 Westropp JL, Buffington CA: Etiopathogenesis of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis, Elsevier Saunders, (ed), Consultations in Feline Medicine, St. Louis, MO. .