Marisa K Ames

Associate Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Cardiology
California Veterinary License
2001, BA, University of California, Berkeley, California
2007, DVM, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Comprehensive evaluation of the circulating renin-angiotensinaldosterone system in normal dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease, (Principal Investigator), Ceva Sante Animale
Co-Investigator, Affordable Oral Delivery of Human Therapeutics Proteins Bioencapsulated in Plant Cells, Henry Daniell (Principal Investigator), University of Pennsylvania and NIH
Principal Investigator, The myocardial and renal renin-angiotensin system in normal dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease, (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Ames MK: Heartworm Disease, Kenneth J Drobatz, Elizabeth A Rozanski, Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. .
2018 Strickland K, Ames MK: Heartworm Disease, Dog and Heartworm Disease, Cat, Etienne Cote, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats 4th ed., St. Louis. .
2017 Atkins CE, Ames MK: Digitalis, Positive Inotropes, and Vasodilators, Jim E Riviere, Mark G Papich, (ed), Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 10th ed, . 503-536.
2016 Atkins C, Ames M: Feline Heartworm Disease – The Clinical Perspective, Beugnet F, Halos L , (ed), Parasitoses and Vector Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 208-227.
Research Focus
  • Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system - specifically the behavior of the enzymes, peptides, and receptors of this system during health and disease.
  • Heart Failure - specifically the medical management of congestive heart failure in dogs and cats and the impact of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in the pathophysiology of this syndrome.
  • Heartworm disease - specifically the cardiac and pulmonary pathophysiolgy during infection and adulticide treatment.
Specialty Focus
  • Clinical cardiovascular medicine
  • Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology