Kathleen M Ham

Kathleen M Ham

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: hamk@vetmed.ufl.edu

About Kathleen M Ham

Dr. Kathleen Ham, raised in Michigan, moved to Florida in 2020. She has studied and worked at several Big Ten schools in the midwest. Dr. Ham is married with 2 children, 1 dog, and 3 cats. Besides her clinical and research interests, she loves teaching and graduate medical education is a passion.


Sydney Award for Excellence in Veterinary Care
2018 · Ohio State University
Honorable Mention for the Clinical Publication Surgical Resident Award Competition
2009 · American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Golden Oar Achievement Award
2007 · Veterinary Teaching Hospital University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Student Surgery Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery
2004 · American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Outstanding Achievement at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
2004 · American Animal Hospital Association
Harold and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation Award for Excellence in Comparative Ophthalmology
2004 · Michigan State University
Greatest Potential in Small Animal Practice
2004 · Michigan State University

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate Small Animal Surgery
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Research Profile

Dr. Ham has performed multiple studies on parathyroid disease, treatments, and outcomes. She has research interests in treating dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Other research interests include surgical oncology, wounds and reconstruction and urogenital diseases.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
  • Burn and Wound Care
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery


2020 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2018 Journal of Small Animal Practice
2018 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2014 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2014 Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2010 Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association


2008 · University of Illinois
2004 · Michigan State University
2000 · Michigan State University

Contact Details

(352) 392-2235

University of Florida


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