Karen M Vernau


Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1310E Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Veterinary License (New South Wales, Australia)
Veterinary License (Ontario, Canada)
Veterinary License (California, USA)
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
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, Effects of a Surrogate Mother on misdirected oral behaviors in orphaned neonatal kittens, (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation
Principal Investigator, Profiling to diagnose inflammatory central nervous system disease in dogs, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
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
2019 AVMA’s 2019 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
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. Feline Pediatrics.
Specialty Focus
Neurology & Neurosurgery