Karen M Vernau

Professor

Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Office
1310E Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Veterinary License (New South Wales, Australia)
Veterinary License (Ontario, Canada)
Veterinary License (California, USA)
Education
2006, MAS, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
1991, DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1986, , University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1997, Board Certification, University of California,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, The effects of early life experience on growth, health, and behavior of orphaned kittens, (Principal Investigator), CCAH Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Principal Investigator, Establishing normal reference intervals for radiographic, echocardiographic, and cardiac biomarker values in healthy kittens , (Principal Investigator), Maddie's Fund
Principal Investigator, Establishing normal reference intervals for radiographic, echocardiographic, and cardiac biomarker values in health kittens, (Principal Investigator), CCAH - Matching Funds
Co-Principal Investigator, Profiling to diagnose inflammatory central nervous system disease in dogs , Stefan Keller (Principal Investigator), University of Guelph Pet Trust
Co-Principal Investigator, Identification of the genetic cause of shaking pup syndrome in Siberian Huskies, Robert Grahn (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Fracture Resident Surgery Program, (Principal Investigator), Nestle Purina Petcare
Principal Investigator, Famciclovir as a treatment for kittens with ocular herpesvirus infection: a double masked, placebo controlled trial, (Principal Investigator), CCAH Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Co-Investigator, Efficacy of a multi-strain probiotic on diarrhea in neonatal kittens derived from animal shelters, Stanley Marks (Principal Investigator), CCAH Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Principal Investigator, Efficacy of a multi-strain probiotic on diarrhea in neonatal kittens derived from animal shelters, (Principal Investigator), Maddie Fund Anny Huang
Principal Investigator, The effects of incubator and feeding frequency on growth rate and diarrhea in orphaned neonatal, (Principal Investigator), Maddie Lab Arielle Layman
Principal Investigator, Efficacy of a multi-strain probiotic on diarrhea in neonatal kittens derived from animal shelters, (Principal Investigator), Maddie Lab Jayden Li
Principal Investigator, Famciclovir as a treatment for kittens with ocular herpesvirus infection: a double masked, placebo controlled study, (Principal Investigator), Maddie Lab Lindsey Vernau
Principal Investigator, Effects of a Surrogate Mother on misdirected oral behaviors in orphaned neonatal kittens, (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation
Honors and Awards
1997 Favorite Small Animal Resident Award, VMTH, UC Davis, Class of 1997
1991 OVC'52 Prize
1991 Iams Scholarship
1991 Coopers Agropharm Inc Prize
1990 Impromed Provides Award
1989 National Sciences And Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Award
1989 Dr. Jean Rumney Memorial Scholarship
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2011 Vernau W, Bolon B, Vernau K : Cerebrospinal fluid analysis in toxicologic neuropathology, Bolon B and Butt M, (ed), Fundamental Neuropathology for Pathologists and Toxicologists: Principles and Techniques, Hoboken, NJ. 271-83.
2008 Vernau KM, LeCouteur RA, Maddison JE : Anticonvulsant drugs, Maddison JE, Page SW, Church DB, (ed), Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology, 2nd edition, . 367-79.
2008 Vernau KM, LeCouteur RA : Seizures and status epilepticus, Silverstein DC, Hopper K, (ed), Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, Chapter 98, . 414-9.
2008 Vernau W, Vernau KM, Bailey CS : Cerebrospinal fluid, Kaneko JJ, Harvey JW and Bruss ML, (ed), Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals, 6th edition, . 769-819.
2006 Vernau KM, Dickinson PJ : Brain tumors, August JR, (ed), Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, . 505-16.
Research Focus
Inflammatory brain disease.Metabolic brain disease.
Specialty Focus
Neurology & Neurosurgery