The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the Purina Institute: Supporting the thought leaders of tomorrow.

The Purina Institute is proud to be partnered with ACVIM, to work towards our mutual goal of facilitating knowledge exchange, promoting collaboration and sharing nutritional breakthroughs. We believe science is more powerful when it is shared, and by offering bi-annual research grants to Veterinary Residents, the Purina Institute is assisting in the discovery and advances of scientific research in veterinary care.

This partnership is a meaningful way for the Purina Institute to show its continuing commitment to global research and education for the thought leaders of the future.

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the Purina Institute are pleased to announce the names of the residents whose research has been awarded the Purina Institute Resident Research Grants.

2019 Purina Institute Resident Research Grants

Aria Gaurino, DVM
Title: Comparison of hematologic and biochemical values for blood samples obtained via jugular venipuncture and indwelling peripheral intravenous catheters in hospitalized dogs

Jaya Mehra, DVM
Title: The effect of omeprazole on the development of gastrointestinal signs and bleeding in dogs treated surgically for acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation

Tanner Slead, DVM
Title: Association between clinical findings and results of 16S rRNA gene sequencing of bile from cats with suspected hepatobiliary disease

Karen Koo, DVM
Title: Expression and Prognostic Value of Receptor c-Met in Canine Malignant Melanoma

Émilie Véran, DVM
Title: Validation of the use of bedside card agglutination test for DAL blood typing in dogs and evaluation of DAL antigenic expression by flow cytometry

December 2018 Purina Institute Resident Research Grants

Natalie Suchowersky, DVM
Title: Comparison of the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor gene within the family Felidae

Deepmala Agarwal, BVSc, MVSc, PHD
Title: Clinical utility of exercise testing and high-sensitivity cTnI in early diagnoses of ARVC in apparently healthy Boxers

Casey Dropkin, DVM
Title: Urine electrolyte concentrations and ratios as diagnostic and treatment monitoring markers for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs

Chloe Snell, DVM
Title: Characterization and in vitro susceptibility of clinical feline UPEC isolates to an E. coli probiotic as a potential therapeutic for urinary tract infection