Lauren Markovic, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Colorado State University

Cardiology Residency, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Small Animal Rotating Internship, Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center

DVM, University of Illinois - Urbana-Chanpaign

BS, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Summary

Dr. Markovic received her DVM from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Following her DVM, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center in California, and a residency in Cardiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Markovic completed the first veterinary Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from 2016-2018 at Colorado State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and her primary interest is in the field of interventional cardiology.

Expertise

Diplomate ACVIM - Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 Cardiovascular Research Technologies Post Fellowship Grant
  • 2018 Cardiovascular Research Technologies Fellowship Grant
  • 2017 Colorado State University Postdoctoral Association Travel Award
  • 2015 Young Investigator Award - Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
  • 2008 AVMA Student Externship Stipend Award 

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Markovic’s clinical and research interests include interventional cardiology, multimodality imaging, congenital heart disease, 3D cardiac printing and cardiovascular pathology.

Publications

Markovic LE, Scansen BA. A pilot study evaluating cutting and high-pressure balloon valvuloplasty for dysplastic pulmonary valve stenosis in 7 dogs. J Vet Cardiol, 2019; 25:61-73.

Markovic, LE. Hemodynamic Assessment in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. 2019 ACVIM Forum Proceedings; 2019 June 6-8, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Greenwood Village, Colorado: ACVIM; 2019.

Scansen BA, Markovic LE, Ames M. Transcatheter Closure of Patent Arterial Duct in Small Animals After Unsuccessful Surgical Ligation. 2019 ACVIM Forum Proceedings; 2019 June 6-8, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Greenwood Village, Colorado: ACVIM; 2019.

Scansen BA, Markovic, LE. Alternative Echo Echocardiographic Techniques to Evaluate Congenital Heart Disease. 2019 ACVIM Forum Proceedings; 2019 June 6-8, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Greenwood Village, Colorado: ACVIM; 2019.

Markovic LE, Orton C. Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia. In: Scansen BA, Bonagura JD: Kirk & Bonagura’s Current Veterinary Therapy XVI Philadelphia, Elsevier Science, 2018; under editorial review.

Markovic LE, Scansen BA, Orton C. Interventional Management of Central Venous Obstruction in Dogs. 2018 ACVIM Forum Research Report Program. J Vet Intern Med, 32. Doi:10.111/jvim.15314

Markovic LE, Scansen BA. Effect of calibration methods on the accuracy of angiographic measurements during transcatheter procedures in dogs. J Vet Intern Med, 2018 May-June; 32; 956-961.

Markovic LE, Scansen BA, Potter BM. Role of computed tomography angiography in the differentiation of feline truncus arteriosus communis from pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect. J Vet Cardiol 2017 Dec;19(6):514-522.

Markovic LE, Scansen BA: Accuracy of Angiographic Measurements During Transcatheter Procedures: Comparison of Two Calibration Methods in 25 dogs (2017), 2017 ACVIM Forum Research Report Program. J Vet Intern Med, 31. DOI: 10.1111/jvim.14784

Scansen BA, Markovic LE. Cutting and High Pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Dysplastic Pulmonary Valve Stenosis. 2017 ACVIM Forum Proceedings; 2017 June 7-10; National Harbor, MD, USA. Greenwood Village, Colorado: ACVIM; 2017.

Tjostheim S, Stepien RL, Markovic LE, Stein TJ. Effects of toceranib phosphate (Palladia®) on systolic blood pressure and proteinuria in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Jul;30(4):951-7.

Markovic LE, Stepien RL. Development of systemic hypertension after administration of toceranib phosphate (Palladia®) in dogs (2010-2012). J Vet Intern Med 2013;27:637 (abstract).

Markovic LE, Kellihan HB, Roldán-Alzate A, Drees R, Bjorling DE, Francois CJ. Advanced multimodality imaging of an anomalous vessel between the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery in a dog. J Vet Cardiol. 2014 Mar;16(1):59-65.

Garrett LD, Singh K, Rodriguez C, Fan TM, and Markovic L. Ezrin Expression and Biologic Behavior in Canine Rhabdomyosarcomas. Proc. 29th Annual Conference Veterinary Cancer Society, Austin TX, 2009.

Martinez Amezcua, C., L.E. Markovic, and C.M. Parsons. 2004. Effect of increased heat processing on phosphorus (P) bioavailability in corn distiller dried grains with solubles (DDGS). J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 82 (Suppl. 1) p. 263.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Cardiovascular medicine Translational medicine Comparative cardiology

Teaching Areas

Dr. Markovic is an instructor for small and large Animal cardiology courses within the CVM curriculum.

Courses

CVM 6969 Large Animal Medicine III

CVM 6954 Small Animal Medicine III 

Clinical

Board Certifications

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Markovic’s clinical and research interests include interventional cardiology, multimodality imaging, congenital heart disease, 3D cardiac printing and cardiovascular pathology.

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Markovic is passionate about all aspects of clinical cardiology and is committed to providing an exceptional level of care to all of her patients. She carries a keen interest in minimally invasive cardiac techniques. Dr. Markovic enjoys the challenge that comes with managing complex cardiac cases, and she works to ensure that all of her patients maintain an excellent quality of life while living with heart disease.