Sean D Owens

Sean D Owens


Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

174 Schalm, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists
State Licensure - California
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Inactive
Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer
1988, BA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1998, DVM, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
1999, Intern, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, West Los Angeles, CA
2001, Fellow, University Of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - Penn Animal Blood Bank,
2004, Resident, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
2011, , University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
2012, , University of California - UC Davis Extension, Davis, CA
2013, , Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Michigan, Indianapolis and Washington DC
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Establishing circulating red blood cell volume and plasma volume reference intervals for loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles, Dr. Nicole Stacy (Principal Investigator), State of Florida - Sea Turtle License Plate Grant Program
Co-Principal Investigator, Comparison of 4 Blood Storage Methods in a Protocol for sea turtle Pre-operative Allogeneic Donation, Dr. Nicole Stacy (Principal Investigator), The Turtle Hospital, Marathon, Florida Keys
Honors and Awards
1993 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Grant
1998 Dr. D. Warner Anderson Scholarship
2002 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Young Investigators Award
2009 $10,000 Kaneko Career Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2011 Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as Health Leaders, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA.
2012 UC Davis Department Chairs Leadership Program, University of California, UC Davis Extension
2013 American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Leadership Academy
2014 $10,000 Kaneko Career Development Award in Clinical Pathology
2014 Inducted into the Society of Phi Zeta
2015 2015 School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty Commencement Speaker (Selected by the Class of 2015)
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2009 Bighignoli B, Owens SD, Froenicke L, Lyons LA : Chapter 61: Blood types of the domestic cat, August JR, (ed), Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, 6th Edition, Philadelphia. 628-38.
Research Focus
Primary areas of research focus are blood banking and transfusion medicine, and blood typing and crossmaking compatibility issues in companion animals with a primary focus on horses.
Specialty Focus
Clinical Pathology
Ten Recent Publications

Bozorgmanesh R, Magdesian KG, Sutton-Burges JW, Owens SD, Tablin F
Equine platelet concentrate preparation and validation

Dear JD, Owens SD, Lindsay LL, Biondo A, Chomel BB, Marcondes M, Sykes JE
Babesia conradae Infection in Coyote Hunting Dogs Infected with Multiple Blood-borne Pathogens

Sinclair KM, Hawkins MG, Wright L, Chen RP, Owens SD, Guzman DS, Kent MS, Shivaprasad HL
Chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia in a Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): Diagnosis, treatment and pathology

Tomlinson JE, Taberner E, Boston RC, Owens SD, Nolen-Walston RD
Survival time of cross-match incompatible red blood cells in adult horses

Keller KA, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Acierno MJ, Beaufrere H, Sinclair KM, Owens SD, Paul-Murphy J, Tully TN
Thromboelastography values in Hispaniolan Parrots (Amazona ventralis): A pilot study

Dijkstra B, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Gustavsen K, Owens S, Hass C, Kass PH, Paul-Murphy J
Renal, gastrointestinal and hemostatic effects of oral meloxicam administration in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis)