Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

Professor, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota

PhD, University of Minnesota

DVM, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois Tuskegee University

Internship, Small Animal Rotating Internship, University of Minnesota

Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)

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Awards & recognition

  • Osborne/Hills endowed Chair in nephrology and urology
  • Co-Director: Minnesota Urolith Center
  • Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award form Tuskegee Veterinary Alumni Association
  • Norden Distinguished Teacher of the Year. College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001
  • Speaker of the Year (companion animal program), North American Veterinary
  • Conference, 2007
  • World Small Animal Veterinary Association Excellence in Veterinary Heath Care Award, 2007

Professional associations

  • Veterinary Medical Associations: AVMA, MVMA
  • Specialty Organizations ACVIM: small animal internal medicine
  • Professional Societies; Veterinary nephrology and Urology, Research On Calculi Kinetics


Research summary/interests

  • Urolithiasis
  • Calcium oxalate urolith epidemiology, etiopathiogenesis, dissolution, and prevention
  • Urolith analysis
  • Biomarkers of Disease (NMR spectroscopy, proteomics, metabolomics, genetics)
  • Urinary tract oncology
  • Clinical and translational research
  • Spontaneous Animal Models for Disease
  • Urinary tract infections


Selected publications

  • Lulich JP, Osborne CA, Carvalho M, Nakagawa Y. The Effects of a urolith prevention diet on urine compositions of glycosaminoglycans, Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein and nephrocalcin in cats with calcium oxalate urolithiasis. AJVR, publication December 2011.
  • Lulich JP, Osborne CA, Albasan H, Monga M, Bevan JM. Efficacy and safety of laser lithotripsy in fragmentation of urocystoliths and urethroliths for removal in dogs. JAVMA, 2009;234:1279-1285.
  • Mauricio C, Lulich JP, Osborne CA, Nakagawa Y. Defective urinary crystallization inhibition and urine stone formation. International Braz J Urol. 2006;32:342-349.
  • Lulich JP, Osborne CA, Lekcharoensuk C, et al. Effects of diet on urine composition of cats with calcium oxalate urolithiasis. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2004;40:185-191.
  • Lekcharoensuk C., Osborne CA, Lulich JP, Thumchai R , Kirk Claudia, Ulrich LK, Koehler LA, Carpenter KA, Swanson LL. Association between dietary factors and the risk of calcium oxalate and magnesium ammonium phosphate urolithiasis in cats: JAVMA 2001; 219(9):1228-1237.
  • Lulich JP, Osborne CA, Lekcharoensuk C, Kirk CA, Allen TA. Effects of hydrochlorothiazide and diet in dogs with calcium oxalate urolithiasis. J of the American Veterinary Association, J American Veterinary Medical Association. 2001; 218: 1583-1586.


Academics interests and focus

Nephrology and Urology Problem solving Internal medicine


Clinical interests

  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Urology and nephrology
  • Laser lithotripsy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Interventional procedures to manage urinary tract disorders