Linda Ross - DVM, MS, DACVIM (Emerita)

Linda Ross
Associate Professor Emerita
Nephrology, Treatment of Renal Failure

Campus Phone:
508-887-4661

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

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

Board Certification

  • ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)
  1. Daure, E., Ross, L., Webster, C.R.L. 2017. Gastroduodenal ulceration in small animals: Part 2. Proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
  2. Daure, E., Ross, L., Webster, C.R.L. 2017. Gastroduodenal ulceration in small animals: Part 1. Pathophysiology and epidemiology. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
  3. Jardes, D.J., Ross, L.A., Markovich, J.E. 2013. Hemolytic anemia after ingestion of the natural hair dye lawsonia inermis (henna) in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  4. Ross, L.A., Labato, M.A. 2013. Current techniques in peritoneal dialysis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  5. Ross, L.A., Labato, M.A. 2012. Peritoneal Dialysis. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice.
  6. Markovich, J.E., Ross, L., McCobb, E. 2012. The Prevalence of Leptospiral Antibodies in Free Roaming Cats in Worcester County, Massachusetts. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  7. Ross, L. 2011. Acute Kidney Injury in Dogs and Cats. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice.
  8. Ross, L., Jakowski, R., Bolin, C., Kiupel, M. 2009. Retrospective immunohistochemical detection of leptospira in dogs with renal pathology. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine.
  9. Nolan, B.G., Ross, L.A., Vaccaro, D.E., Groman, E.V., Reinhardt, C.P. 2009. Estimation of glomerular filtration rate in dogs by plasma clearance of gadolinium diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid as measured by use of an ELISA. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  10. Rossi, T.A., Ross, L.A. 2008. Diabetes insipidus. Compendium: Continuing Education For Veterinarians.
  11. Brown, S., Atkins, C., Bagley, R., Carr, A., Cowgill, L., Davidson, M., Egner, B., Elliott, J., Henik, R., Labato, M., Littman, M., Polzin, D., Ross, L., Snyder, P., Stepien, R. 2007. Guidelines for the identification, evaluation, and management of systemic hypertension in dogs and cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  12. Ross, L.A., Labato, M.A. 2006. Peritoneal dialysis. Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice.
  13. Acierno, M.J., Labato, M.A., Stern, L.C., Mukherjee, J., Jakowski, R.M., Ross, L.A. 2006. Serum concentrations of the third component of complement in healthy dogs and dogs with protein-losing nephropathy. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  14. Doherty, T.J., Rohrbach, B.W., Ross, L., Schultz, H. 2002. The effect of tiletamine and zolazepam on isoflurane minimum alveolar concentration in goats. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  15. Rha, J.-Y., Labato, M.A., Ross, L.A., Breitschwerdt, E., Alroy, J. 2000. Familial glomerulonephropathy in a litter of Beagles. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  16. Tidwell, A.S., Ross, L.A., Kleine, L.J. 1997. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of cavernous sinus enlargement in a dog with unilateral exophthalmos. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  17. Ross, L.A. 1992. Hypertension and chronic renal failure.. Seminars in veterinary medicine and surgery (small animal).
  18. Rentko, V.T., Clark, N., Ross, L.A., Schelling, S.H. 1992. Canine Leptospirosis: A Retrospective Study of 17 Cases. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  19. Labato, M.A., Ross, L.A. 1991. Plasma disappearance of creatinine as a renal function test in the dog. Research in Veterinary Science.
  20. Ross, L.A., Lamb, C.R. 1990. Reduction of hydronephrosis and hydroureter associated with ectopic ureters in two dogs after ureterovesical anastomosis.. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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 and Clinical Interests

  • Nephrology/Urology
  • Leptospirosis
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of renal failure
  • Evaluation of renal function
  • Cystoscopy
  • Laser lithotripsy
  • Specialized imaging
  • Urodynamic testing

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