Shiori Arai, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Shiori Arai

Contact Info

[email protected]

Fax 612-624-0751

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

DVM, Azabu University

PhD, Colorado State University

BS, Tokyo University of Agriculture


Dr. Arai is originally from Tokyo, Japan. After her graduation from the Azabu University, she worked in a small animal hospital in the central Tokyo. She soon then moved to the USA to complete Ph.D program at the Colorado State University followed by a small animal rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. She served on a faculty between 2015-2018 as Assistant Professor. Dr. Arai has been an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at UMN. She is a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeon. 


Soft tissue surgery: specific interest in cardiothoracic surgery

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Virgil and Mitzy Yount Postgradute Veterinary Medical Award, Colorado State University (2005-2009)


Research Summary/Interests

Cardiothoracic/cardiovascular sugery

Tissue engineering


2009 Orton EC, Arai S, Lacerda C, Griffiths L. Tissue decellularization and antigen removal by tissue-gel electrophoresis. Colorado State University


Arai S, Milley E, Lichtenberger J, Savidge C, Coté E, Lawrence J. Metastaticcardiachemangiosarcomaina 6-yearoldWheatenTerrierMix. Submitted

Summer J, Arai S et al. Serum Vitamin D and acid base status in hyperparathyroidism: uncovering mechanisms of post-surgical hypocalcemia. In progress

Morgan K, Singh A, Giuffrida MA, Balsa I, Hayes G, Chu M, Thompson CB, Arai S, Smeak D, Monnet E, Selmic LE, Cray M, Grimes J, Morris T, Case JB, Biskup JJ, Haas J, Thieman-Mankin K, Milovancev M, and Gatineau M. Outcome following surgical and nonsurgical treatment of canine peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia: A multi-institutional study of 128 dogs. Submitted (Veterinary Surgery)

Grimes JA, Fleming JT, Singh A, Campbell B, Hedlund C, Tobias K, Arai S, Ham K, Repellin R, Schroeder R, Sumner JP, Abrams B, Boudreau B, Lewis B, Wallace ML. Evaluation of long-term outcome following gastroesophageal intussusception: 36 dogs (2002-2018). In press (Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association)

Arai S, Gilroy C, Rist P, Amsellem P. Fine needle aspiration of skin, subcutaneous and intracavitary masses in dogs using

22 versus 25 gauge needles: a prospective crossover pilot study. In press (Journal of veterinary clinical pathology)

Chou PY, Doyle AJ, Arai S, Burke PJ, Bailey TR. Antibacterial efficacy of several surgical hand preparation products used by veterinary students. Vet Surg. 2016 May;45(4):515-22.

Arai S, Callen MB. Warfarin therapy in a dog with acute arterial thrombosis and pyometra. Can Vet J. 2014 Nov 55 (11)


Arai S, Griffiths L, Mama K, Hackett TB, Monnet E, Boon JA, Carter L, Orton EC. Bioprosthesis valve replacement in dogs with congenital tricuspid valve dysplasia. J Vet Cardiol. 2011 Jun;13(2):91-9.

Arai S, Lacerda C, Orton EC. Tissue-Gel Electrophoresis enhances antigen removal from porcine aortic valve and bovine

pericardium. J Heart Valve Dis. 2010 Nov;19(6):753-8.

Arai S, Orton EC. Immunoblot detection of soluble protein antigens from sodium dodecyl sulfate- and sodium

deoxycholate-treated candidate bioscaffold tissues. J Heart Valve Dis. 2009 Jul:18(4):439-43.

Caamaño S, Arai S, Strauss SH, Orton EC. Does sodium dodecyl sulfate wash out of detergent-treated bovine

pericardium at cytotoxic concentrations? J Heart Valve Dis. 2009 Jan;18(1):101-5.

Arai S, Wright BD, Miyake Y, Boon JA, Orton EC. Heterotopic implantation of a porcine bioprosthetic heart valve in a dog with aortic valve endocarditis. JAVMA. 2007. 231 (5) 727-30.


Board Certifications

Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons