Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Mary Labato

Clinical Professor

Nephrology, Urology, Small Animal Medicine
Small Animal Medicine

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  • DVM - Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine - 1983

Board Certification

  1. Labato MA: Editorial : It’s a Kidney, not a Renal, J Vet Emerg Crit Care 21 (6): 587-588, 2012.
  2. Monaghan K, Nolan BG,Labato MA: Acute Kidney Injury: An approach to diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, submitted to Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2012.
  3. Monaghan K, Nolan BG,Labato MA: Acute Kidney Injury: Pathophysiology and Etiology, submitted to Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2012.
  4. Ross LA,Labato MA:  Current Techniques for Peritoneal Dialysis, J Vet Emerg Crit Care, submitted for publication, 2012.
  5. Gauthier C,Labato MA. Lewis M, Bain P: Mycoplasma as the cause of cystitis in a Dog. J of American Animal Hospital, submitted for publication, 2011.
  6. Cooper RL,Labato MA: Peritoneal Dialysis in Cats With Acute Kidney Injury: 22 cases, J Vet Intern Med 2011;25: 14-19.
  7. Brown S,  Elliot J, Atkins C, Bagley R, Carr A, Cowgill L,Labato MA, et al. ACVIM Consensus Statement, Guidelines for the Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Systemic Hypertension in Dogs and Cats, JVIM, 21(3), 2007.

General Research Interests

  • Nephrology/Urology Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Interventional Endourology
  • Regenerative Medicine

Selected Research Projects

  • Acute Kidney Injury, Glomerulonephritis, Biomarkers
  • Feline Urethral Obstructions
  • Renal Replacement Therapy


  • Micturition Disorders: Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
  • Micturition Disorders, Non-Neurogenic: Renal Pathophysiology
  • Drugs for the Kidney & Lower Urinary Tract Disorders: Renal Pathophysiology
  • Case Examples: Renal Pathophysiology
  • Ethical Issues & Euthanasia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Case Example - Respiratory Pathophysiology

Research Interests by Area

Regenerative Medicine
  • Clinical application of stem cells for renal disease.
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Renal failure, protein-losing nephropathy in cats and dogs, hemodialysis, amyloidosis, interstitial nephritis, uro- and nephrolithiasis, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Renal Diseases
  • Acute renal failure, glomerulonephritis