Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


PhD, University of Minnesota, 2014

VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 2007

BA, Harvard University, 2003

Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate ACVIM, Small Animal Internal Medicine (2011)

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Dr. Eva Furrow is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Genetics.  Her primary clinical interest areas include urinary, endocrine, and metabolic disorders.  Her research interests focus on identifying ways to better prevent and treat inherited diseases by uncovering the underlying genes involved.

Awards & recognition

  • 2013 - 2014, American Kennel Club Clinician Scientist Fellowship
  • 2013, Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases Student Award for Abstract Excellence
  • 2012, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 2011 - 2014, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, University of Minnesota, Institutional Training Grant (NIH T32) in Comparative Medicine and Pathology
  • 2010 - 2011, Joanne Schmidt O’Brien/Bee Hanlon Research Fellow
  • 2010, ACVIM Distinguished Resident Research Award
  • 2007, AVMA Faculty/Student Prize
  • 2006, Phi Zeta Honor Society

Professional associations

  • Diplomate ACVIM, Small Animal Internal Medicine (2011)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Comparative Gastroenterology Society
  • Society of Comparative Endocrinology
  • American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology


Research summary/interests

  • Genetic diseases
  • Urolithiasis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes mellitus and other endocrine diseases
  • Translational research

Research funding grants

  • Jan 2017 - Dec 2018, Winn Feline Foundtation, Co-PI "Characterization of Mineralization and Expression of Ostergenic Proteins in Feline Kidneys with and without Calcium Oxalate Uroliths."
  • Oct 2016 - Sept 2018, Morris Animal Foundation, PI, "Novel Mutations Associated with Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis Risk in Dogs."
  • July 2016 - June 2017, University of Minnesota CVM Small Animal Companion Animal Grant, PI and Resident Mentor (Dr. Liz Groth), "Vitamin D Metabolism in Dogs with Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis."
  • May 2015 - March 2020, NIH KO1 SERCA in Pathology and Comparative Medicine, PI, "The Role of Zinc Transporters and Dietary Zinc in Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis."


Selected publications

  • Kennedy SM, Lulich JP, Ritt MG, Furrow E. Relationship between body condition, CaOx urolithiasis, and urinalysis parameters in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2015, accepted and pending publication.
  • Cho JG, Gebhart CJ, Furrow E, Lulich JP. Assessment of in vitro oxalate degradation by Lactobacillus species. Am J Vet Res. 2015;76:801-6
  • Furrow E, Patterson EE, Armstrong PJ, Osborne CA, and Lulich JP. Fasting urinary calcium-to-creatinine and oxalate-to-creatinine ratios in dogs with calcium oxalate urolithiasis and breed-matched controls. J Vet Intern Med 2015;29:113-9.
  • Stiller AT, Lulich JP, and Furrow E. Urethral plugs in dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2014;28(2):324-30.
  • Furrow E, Pfeifer RJ, Osborne CA, and Lulich JP. An APRT mutation is strongly associated with and likely causative for 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis in dogs. Mol Genet Metab 2014;111(3);339-403.
  • Furrow E, Minor K, Taylor S, Mickelson JR, and Patterson EE. Relationship between dynamin 1 mutation status and phenotype in 109 Labrador retrievers with recurrent collapse during exercise. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013;242:786-91.
  • Furrow E, Armstrong PJ, and Patterson EE. High prevalence of the c.74A>C SPINK1 variant in Miniature and Standard Schnauzers. J Vet Intern Med 2012;26:1295-9.
  • Furrow E, Groman RP. Intranasal infusion of clotrimazole for the treatment of nasal aspergillosis in two cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009;15:1188-93.
  • Furrow E. The critical care of aflatoxin-induced liver failure. Veterinary Medicine Oct, 2007;644-651.
  • Ahn AN, Furrow E, Biewener AA. Walking and running in the red-legged running frog, Kassina maculata. J Exp Biol 2004;207:399-410.


Teaching areas

  • Problems-based learning in small animal medicine
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Infectious diseases


Clinical interests

  • Urology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Hepatology