Cathy Carlson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Professor, Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Dr. Carlson photo


Office Phone
Office Address

C349 Veterinary Medical Center South
1352 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


DVM, University of Minnesota

PhD, North Carolina State University

BA, Gustavus Adolphus College


Post-doctoral fellowship, North Carolina State University

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Awards & recognition

  • Mcknight Presidential Fellows Award, University of Minnesota, 2002-2004
  • Member, Comparative Medicine Review Committee, National Institutes of Health (NCRR) 2001-2005 and 2006-2010


Research summary/interests

  • Orthopaedic diseases in animals and humans
  • Osteochondrosis in swine, dogs, and horses
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diskospondylitis

Research projects

  • Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training" National Institutes of Health T32 RR018719, Principal Investigator
  • "Musculoskeletal Training Grant" National Institutes of Health T32 AR050938, Co-Director


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service by the National Library of Medicine, and to Google Scholar.


Academic interests and focus

Veterinary Pathology (hematopoietic and musculoskeletal systems)


Clinical interests

Osteochondrosis in swine, dogs, and horses