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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, Prospective Evaluation of Urethral Pressure Profiles in Dogs Undergoing Stent Placement to Relieve Malignant Urethral Obstruction, William Culp (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Urate Urolithiasis Recurrence in Dalmatians Consuming Royal Canin Veterinary Diet® Urinary U/C™18, (Principal Investigator), Royal Canin

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

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 2013 Segev G, Palm C, Leroy B, Cowgill LD, Westropp JL Evaluation of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a marker of kidney injury in dogs. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Della Maggiore AM, Steffey MA, Westropp JL Treatment of traumatic penile urethral stricture in a dog with a self-expanding, covered nitinol stent. J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Ellis SL, Rodan I, Carney HC, Heath S, Rochlitz I, Shearburn LD, Sundahl E, Westropp JL AAFP and ISFM feline environmental needs guidelines. J Feline Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hunt GB, Culp WTN, Epstein S, Jandrey K, Ivanov M, Westropp JL Complications of Stamey percutaneous loop cystostomy catheters in three cats Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery DOI: 10.1177/1098612X12471519,
  • Link Icon 2013 Burns RE, Bicknese EJ, Westropp JL, Shiraki R, Stalis IH Tumoral calcinosis form of hydroxyapatite deposition disease in related red-bellied short-necked turtles, Emydura subglobosa Veterinary Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Chigerwe M, Shriaki R, Olstad EC, Angelos JA, Ruby AL, Westropp JL Mineral composition of urinary calculi from potbellied pigs with urolithiasis JAVMA,
  • Link Icon 2013 Perry LA, Kass PH, Johnson DL, Ruby AL, Shiraki RL, Westropp JL Evaluation of Culture Techniques and Bacterial Cultures from Uroliths Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation,
  • 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 J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Dear JD, Shiraki R, Ruby AL, Westropp JL Feline urate urolithiasis: A retrospective study of 159 cases Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery,
  • Link Icon 2011 Wu C, Buffington CAT, Fraser MO, Westropp JL Urodynamic Evaluations of Female Cats with Idiopathic Cystitis AJVR,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Westropp JL: Feline idiopathic cystitis, Bartges J, Polzin DJ, (ed), Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals. 745-54.

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.

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. .