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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

  • Kate Hopper: Diagnostic utility of D-dimer concentrations in dogs with pulmonary embolism 2013 Epstein SE, Hopper K, Mellema MS, Johnson LR Diagnostic utility of D-dimer concentrations in dogs with pulmonary embolism J Vet Intern Med,
  • Kate Hopper: Falsely increased plasma lactate concentration due to ethylene glycol poisoning in 2 dogs 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),
  • Kate Hopper: Comparative accuracy of several published formulae for the estimation of serum osmolality in cats 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,
  • Kate Hopper: Successful outcome in a dog with neurological and respiratory signs following smoke inhalation. 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),
  • Kate Hopper: Incidence, Nature, and Etiology of Metabolic Alkalosis in Dogs and Cats. 2013 Ha YS, Hopper K, Epstein SE Incidence, Nature, and Etiology of Metabolic Alkalosis in Dogs and Cats. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Kate Hopper: Incidence, Nature and Etiology of Metabolic Acidosis In Dogs and Cats 2012 Hopper K, Epstein SE Incidence, Nature and Etiology of Metabolic Acidosis In Dogs and Cats J Vet Intern Med,
  • Kate Hopper: Outcome after renal transplantation in 26 dogs 2012 Hopper K, Mehl ML, Kass PH, Kyles AE, Gregory CR Outcome after renal transplantation in 26 dogs Vet Surg,
  • Kate Hopper: Validation of lactate measurement in American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) plasma and correlation with duration and difficulty of capture 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,
  • Kate Hopper: In vitro evaluation of the efficacy of a veterinary dry heat fluid warmer 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,
  • Kate Hopper: Transcutaneous monitor approximates PaCO2 but not PaO2 in anesthetized rabbits 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. .