Chad Lothamer, DVM

Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Chad Lothamer

Contact Info

Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

AVDC Exam Committee

Foundation for Dentistry Dental Forum Laboratory Coordinator

DVM, University of Tennessee



Dr. Lothamer graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, he practiced in a small animal clinic in the town of Brevard, North Carolina for six years before deciding that veterinary dentistry was his calling and returned to academia to pursue specialized training in dentistry and oral surgery.

From 2012 through 2015 he completed a residency program in dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Lothamer worked as an assistant professor of dentistry and oral Surgery at Colorado State University from August of 2015 through March of 2018.

Dr. Lothamer’s interests are in educating veterinary students so that they are comfortable with dentistry after graduation. Research interests include jaw fracture management, feline chronic stomatitis, and local anesthesia techniques

Awards & Recognition

Colorado State University Young Investigator Grant.

University of Wisconsin John P. Sowers Memorial Dentistry Resident of the Year Award

Idexx Diagnostic Laboratories Clinical Pathology Scholarship Award



Smith DVM, Lothamer DVM, Shippman, Van de Woude DVM, Ph.D, Lappin, DVM, Ph.D. Prevalence of Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1 DNA in the tissues of cats with chronic gingivostomatitis. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. Submitted for publication.

Pegg DVM, Lothamer DVM. The air driven dental machine: Form and function at a mechanical level. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. Accepted for publication.

Basuki DVM, Rawlinson DVM, Lothamer DVM, Smeak DVM. Evaluation of the impact of gingivitis on pregnancy outcomes in beagle dogs. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. Accepted for publication.

Thomson, Young VMD, Lygo-Baker Ph.D, Lothamer DVM, Snyder DVM. Evaluation of perceived technical skill development by students during instruction in dental extraction in different laboratory settings. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2017 Accepted for publication.

Lothamer DVM, Anderson DVM, Hetzel MS, Adrian DVM, Snyder DVM, Goldschmidt BVM&S, Soukup DVM. Apical microleakage in root canals obturated with two different endodontic sealer systems in dog canine teeth. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 2017 June; 34(2): 86-91

Lothamer DVM. Taking the Bite Out of Gum Disease. The Source, Colorado State University. 2016 Feb

Lothamer DVM, Soukup DVM. Treatment of Bignathic Malocclusions with Multi-stage Active Force Orthodontic Movements in a Cat. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 2016 Mar; 33(1): 7-17

Lothamer DVM, Snyder DVM, Duenwald-Kuehl MS. Ph.D, Kloke Ph.D, McCabe, Vanderby MS. Ph.D. Crown Preservation of the Mandibular First Molar Tooth Impacts the Strength and Stiffness of Three Non-invasive Jaw Fracture Repair Constructs in Dogs. Front. Vet. Sci. 2015 Jul

Lothamer DVM, Snyder DVM, Mans DVM, Hartup DVM, Ph.D. Veterinary Dentistry at Work: Treatment and Stabilization of Beak Symphyseal Separation Using Interfragmentary Wiring and Provisional Bis-acryl Composite. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 2014Dec; 31(4): 256-62

Gaffney DVM, Kennedy DVM, Ph.D, Terio DVM, Ph.D, Gardner BVSc, Ph.D, Lothamer DVM, Coleman DVM, Munson DVM, Ph.D. Detection of Feline Corona Virus in Cheetah Feces by Reverse Transcriptase-Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction in Cheetahs with Variable Shedding. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2012 Dec; 43(4): 776-86


Teaching Areas

Dentistry and Oral Surgery


Board Certifications

Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College