UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Adds Cardiologist

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine has brought on board veterinary cardiologist Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, as an assistant professor. He has studied cardiovascular issues in dogs, as well as cats, racehorses, and Alaskan sled dogs, and will be working on large animals at UC Davis.

Originally from Bristolville, Ohio, Stern obtained his BS (2003) and DVM (2008) degrees from The Ohio State University. He stayed on at Ohio State to complete a small animal internship in 2009. Stern then began a residency in cardiology at Washington State University and completed it at North Carolina State University in 2012. Stern also recently completed a PhD at Washington State focusing on the genetics of familial subvalvular aortic stenosis in dogs.

“We are excited by the addition of Dr. Stern to our faculty,” states David Wilson, BVMS, director of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. “His achievements to date are impressive for an individual in the early stages of his academic career. We feel fortunate that he is now part of our team and look forward to his continued success at UC Davis.”

Stern’s award-winning research has garnered him several veterinary scholarships, including the Morris Animal Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship, the Jessie Scholarship for Veterinary Cardiology and Neurology and the Dr. Lynn A. George Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Research. Stern has authored or co-authored more than 40 publications and abstracts.

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