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Kate Hopper- BVSc, MVS, PhD
Associate Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1104B Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2467
khopper@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Occurrence and the underlying mechanisms of clinical acid-base, electrolyte and lactate disorders in animals.

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care

Education

1991 BVSc , University of Melbourne, Australia, 250 Princes Hwy, Werribee
1999 MVS Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia, 250 Princes Hwy, Werribee
2007 PhD , University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Honors and Awards

2004 Outstanding Graduate Teacher, University of California, Davis
2002-2003 Teaching Award, Junior Veterinary Students, University of California, Davis
2001-2002 Teaching Award, Senior Veterinary Students, University of California, Davis

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, The Effect of Cisapride on Gastroesophageal Reflux in Mechanically Ventilated Dogs, Stan Marks (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Epstein SE, Hopper K, Mellema MS, Johnson LR Diagnostic utility of D-dimer concentrations in dogs with pulmonary embolism J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hopper K, Epstein SE Falsely increased plasma lactate concentration due to ethylene glycol poisoning in 2 dogs J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio),
  • Link Icon 2013 Dugger DT, Mellema MS, Hopper K, Epstein SE Comparative accuracy of several published formulae for the estimation of serum osmolality in cats J Small Anim Pract,
  • Link Icon 2013 Guillaumin J, Hopper K Successful outcome in a dog with neurological and respiratory signs following smoke inhalation. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio),
  • Link Icon 2013 Ha YS, Hopper K, Epstein SE Incidence, Nature, and Etiology of Metabolic Alkalosis in Dogs and Cats. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2012 Hopper K, Epstein SE Incidence, Nature and Etiology of Metabolic Acidosis In Dogs and Cats J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2012 Hopper K, Mehl ML, Kass PH, Kyles AE, Gregory CR Outcome after renal transplantation in 26 dogs Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2012 Burgdorf-Moisuk A, Wack R, Ziccardi M, Larsen S, Hopper K Validation of lactate measurement in American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) plasma and correlation with duration and difficulty of capture Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2011 Chiang V, Hopper K, Mellema MS In vitro evaluation of the efficacy of a veterinary dry heat fluid warmer J Vet Emerg Crit Care,
  • Link Icon 2011 Barter LS, Hopper K Transcutaneous monitor approximates PaCO2 but not PaO2 in anesthetized rabbits Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Hopper K, Powell LL: Basics of Mechanical Ventilation For Dogs and Cats, Lee JA, Powell LL, (ed), Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice, St Louis. 955-969.

2012 Hopper K: Mechanical ventilation, Burkitt Creedon J, Davis H, (ed), Advanced Monitoring and Nursing Techniques for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Ames. .

2012 Hopper K, Silverstein DC, Bateman S: Shock Syndromes, DiBartola SP, (ed), Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders in small animal practice, St Louis. 557-584.

2011 Hopper K: Pneumothorax, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, Ames. .

2011 Hopper K: Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, Ames. .