Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Linda Ross

Associate Professor

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  • DVM - University of Illinois - 1974
  • MS - University of Georgia - 1980

Board Certification

  • ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)
  1. Ross LA:  Calcium oxalate urolithiasis in dogs and cats.  Standards of Care in Emerg Crit Care Med 7:1-12, 2005.
  2. Ross LA:  Acute renal failure.  Standards of Care in Emerg Crit Care Med, 8:1-9, May 2006
  3. Acierno MA,  Labato MA, Stern L, Mukherjee J, Jakowski RM, Ross LA : Levels of The Third Component of Complement (C3) in Dogs with Protein Losing Nephropathy.  Am J Vet Res,   67: 1105-1109, 2006.
  4. Rossi T, Ross LA:  Diabetes insipidus.  Compend Cont Educ Prac Vet [Small Animal], 30:43-5, January 2008.
  5. Ross LA, Labato MA:  Peritoneal dialysis.  In Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders y in small animal practice, 3rd ed., SP DiBartola, ed., Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Mo 2006, pp. .635-649.
  6. Ross LA.  Acute renal failure.  In Current Veterinary Therapy XIV., J Bonagura (ed), Elsevier Saunders, 2008

General Research Interests

  • Nephrology/Urology

Selected Research Projects

  1. Evaluation of the safety of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy in cats.
  2. Retrospective evaluation of kidney and liver tissue samples for evidence of leptospirosis.
  3. Assessment of complement C3 levels and antibody-antigen levels in normal dogs and dogs with glomerulonephritis.

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Acute kidney injury, protein-losing nephropathy in dogs, interstitial nephritis, glomerulonephritis, leptospirosis, evaluation and measurement of renal function, urinary tract infections in dogs and cats

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Renal Diseases
  • Renal disease in dogs and cats. Safety evaluation of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy in cats, prevalence of canine leptospirosis, pathophysiology of canine glomerulonephritis

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Hemodialysis
  • Cytoscope
  • Laser for Lithotripsy
  • Urodynamic Tesing Equipment
  • MRI