Robert Washabau, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Robert Washabau

Contact Info

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

PhD, Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, 1990

VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1982

BS, The Ohio State University, 1976


Professional Associations

American Gastroenterology Association 

Comparative Gastroenterology Society 

American Veterinary Medical Association 

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


Research Summary/Interests

Muscle physiology; mechanisms of gastrointestinal smooth muscle contraction; comparative aspects of gastrointestinal, airway, and urinary bladder smooth muscle properties; pathogenesis and therapy of gastrointestinal motility disorders; gastrointestinal inflammation


For a list of current publications, visit PubMed.


Academic Interests and Focus

Gastroenterology, gastrointestinal physiology, gastrointestinal pathology, physiology



  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Diplomate ACVIM

Clinical Interests

Problems of internal medicine; gastroenterologic disorders; gastrointestinal motility disorders; exocrine pancreatic disorders; hepatobiliary disease; mechanisms and therapy of emesis; gastrointestinal inflammation