Diplomate American College of Veterinary of Internal Medicine
1997, DVM, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2004, PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Effect of two dry diets with different calcium oxalate relative supersaturation levels on the recurrence rate of calcium oxalate urolithiasis at 24 months in stone-former dogs: a prospective, double-masked, randomized controlled study, (Principal Investigator), Royal Canin
Principal Investigator, The effects of lipoic acid on the solubility of cystine in canine urine, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Principal Investigator, Effects of urethral catheter size on 7-day recurrence in cats with obstructive idiopathic cystitis, Jamie Burkitt (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, Psychometric properties of questionnaire outcome measures in dogs with urolithiasis, Giuffrida, M (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Honors and Awards
2012 Top 25 Veterinarians to Watch, Veterinary Practice News
2013 One of top 3 Manuscripts in Nephrology-Urology for 2012, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2015 TEAM research project for UC System aware evaluating Normal and Pathologic Biomineralization in Humans
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2017 Westropp JL, Lulich J : Chapter 26: Medical management of urolithiasis, Elliott J, Grauer GF, Westropp JL, (ed), BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Nephrology and Urology, 3rd Edition, . 304-310.
2016 Westropp JL, Buffington CAT : Chapter 53: Feline idiopathic cystitis, Little S, (ed), August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7, 1st Edition, . .
2013 Westropp JL : Chapter 46: Canine and Feline Urolithiasis, Nelson RW, Couto CG, (ed), Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, . .
2013 Westropp JL : Chapter 45: Canine and feline urinary tract infections, Nelson RW, Couto CG, (ed), Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, . .
2013 Sykes JE, Westropp JL : Chapter 89: Bacterial infections of the genitourinary tract, Sykes JE, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition, . .
Lower urinary tract disorders in small and companion animals.
Small Animal Medicine