William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Faculty / Staff

Photo: Larry Cowgill, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

Larry Cowgill, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

Cowgill is Co-director of the University of California Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego and head of the Companion Animal Hemodialysis Services at the University of California – Davis and the UCVMC – San Diego. He has served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine since 1976 and is a leader in the development of blood purification therapies for renal disease in animals and people. He has pioneered the use of hemodialysis in companion animals since the early 1970's and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Nursing Staff

Nursing care for hemodialysis patients is technically demanding. Hemodialysis nurses must have knowledge of renal physiology and of the clinical and biochemical consequences of uremia, as well as extensive emergency and critical care experience.

The hemodialysis nursing staff is comprised of the following people:

John Kirby, AHT

Sean Naylor, AHT

Cheryl Stafford, RVT .