Faculty / Staff

Photo: Larry Cowgill, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVI

Larry Cowgill, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Larry 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

Photo: Carrie Palm DVM, DACVIM

Carrie Palm DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Carrie Palm earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis, and completed an internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in small animal internal medicine. Following a year in a specialty practice at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California, Dr. Palm completed a fellowship in hemodialysis and joined the faculty at UC Davis.


Patient care for hemodialysis patients is technically demanding. Hemodialysis technicians 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 patient care staff is comprised of the following people:

John KirbyAHT

Sean NaylorAHT