Chris Stauthammer, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

Professor, Cardiology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Chris Stauthammer

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-0141

Fax 612-624-0751

Office Address:
C346 VMC
1352 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Professor, Cardiology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Comparative Cardiology, University of Minnesota

Small Animal Clinical Internship, University of Minnesota

DVM, University of Illinois

BS, University of Illinois


Dr. Stauthammer completed his undergraduate and veterinary studies at the University of Illinois. He continued his professional training as an intern and resident in Comparative Cardiology at the University of Minnesota. In 2009, Dr. Stauthammer joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor of Cardiology. Dr. Stauthammer has received several teaching, service, and academic awards. He is actively involved in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota and provides excellent training and education to DVM students, interns, and residents.

Awards & Recognition

  • Gypsy's Golden Heart Award (2004)
  • Carrie McGreevy Award (2004)
  • American Animal Hospital Association Award (2004)
  • Pfizer Veterinary Student Award (2004)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Chronic degenerative valve disease
  • Arrhythmias

Research Funding Grants

  • External cardiac basal annuloplasty for atrioentricular valve regurgitation in dogs. 2009 - 2011. $117,525 + devices and training. Sponsored by Mardil Inc. Co-investigator with Anthony Tobias, Robert Novo, Vicki Wilke and Jane Quandt.
  • Minimally-invasive per catheter patent arteriosus occulation in small dogs (?3kg). 2009 - 2011. $22,099 + devices and training. Sponsored by AGA Medical Corporation. Co-PI with Anthony Tobias. 


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine


Academic Interests and Focus

Cardiovascular disorders of dogs, cats, horses, and ruminants



  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinical Interests

Congenital heart disease Interventional cardiology Chronic degenerative valve disease Cardiomyopathies Arrhythmias Large Animal Cardiology