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    Sean D Owens- BA, DVM
    Professor of Clinical
    Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

    174 Schalm
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 1383
    sdowens@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Primary areas of research focus are blood banking and transfusion medicine, and blood typing and crossmaking compatibility issues in companion animals with a primary focus on horses.

    Specialty Focus

    Clinical Pathology

    Education

    1988 BA Journalism, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    1998 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
    1999 Intern Rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, West Los Angeles, CA
    2001 Fellow Fellowship in Veterinary Transfusion Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - Penn Animal Blood Bank,
    2004 Resident Residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
    2011 Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: making an impact as health leaders, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
    2012 UC Davis Department Chairs Leadership Program, University of California - UC Davis Extension, Davis, CA
    2013 AAVMC Leadership Academy for Future Leaders, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Michigan, Indianapolis and Washington DC

    Honors and Awards

    2009 $10,000 Kaneko Career Development Award in Clinical Pathology
    2002 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Young Investigators Award
    1998 Dr. D. Warner Anderson Scholarship
    1993 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Grant

    Licenses

    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists
    State Licensure - California
    Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Inactive
    Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Principal Investigator, The effect of under-filled liquid K3-EDTA blood collection tubes on complete blood count parameters in healthy dogs, Steve Epstein (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Sean D Owens: Comparison of tube, gel, and immunochromatographic strip methods for evaluation of equine blood transfusion compatibility 2016 Luethy D, Owens SD, Stefanovski D, Nolen-Walston R, Giger U Comparison of tube, gel, and immunochromatographic strip methods for evaluation of equine blood transfusion compatibility J Vet Intern Med,
    • Sean D Owens: Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell treatment induces specific allo-antibodies in horses 2016 Owens SD, Kol A, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell treatment induces specific allo-antibodies in horses Stem Cells Int,
    • Sean D Owens: Diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis using indirect fluorescent antibody testing and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay titer ratios for Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi 2016 Renier AC, Morrow JK, Graves AJ, Finno CJ, Howe DK, Owens SD, Tamez-Trevino E, Packham AE, Conrad PA, Pusterla N Diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis using indirect fluorescent antibody testing and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay titer ratios for Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi J Equine Vet Sci,
    • Sean D Owens: Chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia in a Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): Diagnosis, treatment and pathology 2015 Sinclair KM, Hawkins MG, Wright L, Chen RP, Owens SD, Guzman DS, Kent MS, Shivaprasad HL Chronic T-cell lymphocytic leukemia in a Black Swan (Cygnus atratus): Diagnosis, treatment and pathology J Avian Med Surg,
    • Sean D Owens: Survival time of cross-match incompatible red blood cells in adult horses 2015 Tomlinson JE, Taberner E, Boston RC, Owens SD, Nolen-Walston RD Survival time of cross-match incompatible red blood cells in adult horses J Vet Intern Med,
    • Sean D Owens: Thromboelastography values in Hispaniolan Parrots (Amazona ventralis): A pilot study 2015 Keller KA, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Acierno MJ, Beaufrere H, Sinclair KM, Owens SD, Paul-Murphy J, Tully TN Thromboelastography values in Hispaniolan Parrots (Amazona ventralis): A pilot study J Avian Med Surg,
    • Sean D Owens: Renal, gastrointestinal and hemostatic effects of oral meloxicam administration in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) 2015 Dijkstra B, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Gustavsen K, Owens S, Hass C, Kass PH, Paul-Murphy J Renal, gastrointestinal and hemostatic effects of oral meloxicam administration in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) Am J Vet Res,
    • Sean D Owens: Equine bone marrow volume reduction, red cell depletion and mononuclear cell recovery using the PrepaCyte┬«-CB processing system 2015 Burton AG, Clark K, Borjesson DL, Carrade DD, Burges J, Owens SD Equine bone marrow volume reduction, red cell depletion and mononuclear cell recovery using the PrepaCyte┬«-CB processing system Vet Clin Pathol,
    • Sean D Owens: Intraerythrocytic iridovirus in central bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps). 2014 Grosset C, Wellehan JF Jr, Owens SD, McGraw S, Gaffney PM, Foley J, Childress AL, Yun S, Malm K, Groff JM, Paul-Murphy J, Weber ES III Intraerythrocytic iridovirus in central bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps). J Vet Diagn Invest,
    • Sean D Owens: Degenerative left shift as a prognostic tool in cats 2014 Burton A, Harris L Owens S, Jandrey K Degenerative left shift as a prognostic tool in cats J Vet Intern Med,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2009 Bighignoli B, Owens SD, Froenicke L, Lyons LA: Chapter 61: Blood types of the domestic cat, August JR, (ed), Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, 6th Edition, Philadelphia. 628-38.