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
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