Deborah T. Kochevar - DVM, PhD, DACVC

Deborah T. Kochevar
Dean Cummings School

Campus Phone:
508-887-4700

Fax:
508-839-2953

Deborah T. Kochevar, DVM, PhD, DACVCP is Dean and Henry and Lois Foster Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and a PhD degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Texas, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. After completing an NIH National Research Service Award Fellowship, she joined the faculty at Texas A&M University where she remained until 2006. 

Dr. Kochevar is a former Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, a diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, having chaired its Council on Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.  She completed service as president and chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in 2013. 

Dr. Kochevar has published in peer-reviewed research and teaching journals and garnered extramural funding for her work. She has won college, university and national level teaching awards and has developed special interests in international aspects of health education, including the importance of inter-professional One Health curricula.

Education

  • PhD - University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - 1987
  • DVM - Texas A&M University - 1981
  • BA - Rice University - 1978

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

Fifty years of evolving partnerships in veterinary medical education

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

A strategic approach to workforce dynamics requires collaboration and sound data

Author(s):Hoblet, K.H. | Kochevar, D.T. | Ames, T. | Maccabe, A.T.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Vertically integrated educational collaboration between a college of veterinary medicine and a non-profit animal shelter

Author(s):Snowden, K. | Bice, K. | Craig, T. | Howe, L. | Jarrett, M. | Jeter, E. | Kochevar, D. | Bruce Simpson, R. | Stickney, M. | Wesp, A. | Wolf, A.M. | Zoran, D.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Assessment of clinical reasoning skills in veterinary students prior to and after the clinical year of training

Author(s):Farnsworth, C.C. | Herman, J.D. | Osterstock, J.B. | Porterpan, B.L. | Willard, M.D. | Hooper, R.N. | Roussel Jr., A.J. | Schmitz, D.G. | Fogelberg, K. | Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Introduction to the symposium

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T. | Stone, E.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Assessing clinical competency: Reports from discussion groups

Author(s):Turnwald, G. | Stone, E. | Bristol, D. | Fuentealba, C. | Hardie, L. | Hellyer, P. | Jaeger, L. | Kerwin, S. | Kochevar, D. | Lissemore, K. | Olsen, C. | Rogers, K. | Sabin, B. | Swanson, C. | Warner, A.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Balancing veterinary students' and house officers' learning experiences in veterinary teaching hospitals

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T. | Peycke, L.E.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Are new associates ready for work?

Author(s):Cott, R. | Rosenthal, K. | Kochevar, D.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Economics

Evidence-Based Decision Making in Small Animal Therapeutics

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T. | Fajt, V.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

The critical role of outcomes assessment in veterinary medical accreditation

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Information Technology in Veterinary Pharmacology Instruction

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Retinoblastoma function is a better indicator of cellular phenotype in cultured breast adenocarcinoma cells than retinoblastoma expression

Author(s):Botos, J. | Smith III, R. | Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Experimental Biology and Medicine

Rb localization and phosphorylation kinetics correlate with the cellular phenotype of cultured breast adenocarcinoma cells

Author(s):Botos, J. | Barhoumi, R. | Burghardt, R. | Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animal

Doxycycline induces expression of P glycoprotein in MCF-7 breast carcinoma cells

Author(s):Mealey, K.L. | Barhoumi, R. | Burghardt, R.C. | Safe, S. | Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Concentrations of chondroitin sulfate epitopes 3B3 and 7D4 in synovial fluid after infra-articular and extracapsular reconstruction of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs

Author(s):Johnson, K.A. | Hart, R.C. | Chu, Q. | Kochevar, D. | Hulse, D.A.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Effects of an orally administered mixture of chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride and manganese ascorbate on synovial fluid chondroitin sulfate 3B3 and 7D4 epitope in a canine cruciate ligament transection model of osteoarthritis

Author(s):Johnson, K.A. | Hulse, D.A. | Hart, R.C. | Kochevar, D. | Chu, Q.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Immunosuppressant inhibition of P-glycoprotein function is independent of drug-induced suppression of peptide-prolyl isomerase and calcineurin activity

Author(s):Mealey, K.L. | Barhoumi, R. | Burghardt, R.C. | McIntyre, B.S. | Sylvester, P.W. | Hosick, H.L. | Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 1999
Journal / Book title: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

Differential cell-cycle related rb expression in breast cancer and immortalized breast epithelial cells

Author(s):Botos, J. | Smith III, U. | Kochevar, D.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: FASEB Journal

Doxorubicin induced expression of P-glycoprotein in a canine osteosarcoma cell line

Author(s):Mealey, K.L. | Barhoumi, R. | Rogers, K. | Kochevar, D.T.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: Cancer Letters

Principles of cancer chemotherapy

Author(s):Kochevar, D.T. | Mealey, K.
Publication year: 1997
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Medicine

General Research Interests

  • Molecular pharmacology

Selected Research Projects

  • Molecular microenvironment of the degenerative canine joint
  • Retinoblastoma gene expression and function in breast adenocarcinoma cells
  • Antimicrobial induction of P-glycoprotein expression

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Molecular biomarkers of disease
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Veterinary medical education
  • Evidence-based medicine