Kathleen M Ham

Kathleen M Ham,

Clinical Associate Professor, Soft Tissue Surgery Service Chief

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.

Accomplishments

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
Greatest Potential in Small Animal Practice
2004 · Michigan State University
Harold and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation Award for Excellence in Comparative Ophthalmology
2004 · Michigan State University
Outstanding Achievement at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
2004 · American Animal Hospital Association
Student Surgery Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery
2004 · American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
VEM5745 Core Clk Small An Sur
2020-2023
VEM5432 Adv Small Animal Surg
2021-2022
VEM5845 Senior Clk Sm An Surg
2021-2022
VEM5402 Introduction to Surgery
2021-2022
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab
2021
VME6710C Advanced Small Animal Airway and Thoracic Surgery
2021-2023
VEM5433 Sm Anim Surgery Lab
2022-2023
VEM5742C Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Clerkship
2022-2023
VEM5842 Advanced Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Clerkship

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)

0000-0002-9140-3221

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

Publications

2022
Current Concepts in Parathyroid/Thyroid Surgery.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 52(2):455-471 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cvsm.2021.12.004. [PMID] 35210059.
2022
Electroceutical treatment of infected chronic wounds in a dog and a cat.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 51(3):520-527 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13758. [PMID] 34994470.
2021
Incidence, survival time, and surgical treatment of parathyroid carcinomas in dogs: 100 cases (2010-2019).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 259(11):1309-1317 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.20.06.0335. [PMID] 34727057.
2021
Penile urethral resection and anastomosis augmentation with regional tissue tension relieving technique: A cadaveric mechanical study and clinical outcome in two dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 50(4):888-897 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13614. [PMID] 33760239.
2020
Characteristics and long-term outcomes of dogs with gastroesophageal intussusception.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 256(8):914-920 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.256.8.914. [PMID] 32223709.
2020
Vascular ring anomalies in cats: 20 cases (2000-2018).
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(2):265-273 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13327. [PMID] 31598999.
2019
Perioperative characteristics, histological diagnosis, and outcome in cats undergoing surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 48(3):367-374 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13165. [PMID] 30666680.
2019
Thermogenic crosstalk occurs between adipocytes from different species.
Scientific reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-50628-9. [PMID] 31645582.
2018
Delayed intestinal perforation secondary to blunt force abdominal trauma in a cat.
JFMS open reports. 4(1) [DOI] 10.1177/2055116918763410. [PMID] 29662682.
2018
Laryngeal chondronecrosis after radiation therapy in a dog.
The Journal of small animal practice. 59(12):783-787 [DOI] 10.1111/jsap.12783. [PMID] 29194625.
2018
Likelihood and outcome of esophageal perforation secondary to esophageal foreign body in dogs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 253(8):1053-1056 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.253.8.1053. [PMID] 30272517.
2017
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 a1 regulates energy metabolism in adipocytes from different species.
Xenotransplantation. 24(5) [DOI] 10.1111/xen.12318. [PMID] 28718514.
2016
Laparoscopic placement and urodynamic effects of an artificial urethral sphincter in cadaveric dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 45(S1):O20-O27 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.12496. [PMID] 27351290.
2016
Outcome After Pneumonectomy in 17 Dogs and 10 Cats: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology Case Series.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 45(6):782-9 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.12517. [PMID] 27399196.
2015
Suture-free technique for canine ureteral resection-anastomosis using a microvascular anastomotic system: a cadaveric study.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 44(1):17-22 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.12221.x. [PMID] 24902988.
2015
Suture-Free Ureterovesical Anastomosis Using a Microvascular Anastomosis System: Canine Cadaveric Study.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 44(6):731-6 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.12337. [PMID] 25944776.
2014
What is your diagnosis? Coccidioidomycosis.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 245(12):1331-3 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.245.12.1331. [PMID] 25459473.
2014
What is your diagnosis? Prepubic hernia.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 244(4):413-5 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.244.4.413. [PMID] 24479453.
2013
Outcome after placement of an artificial urethral sphincter in 27 dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 42(1):12-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.01043.x. [PMID] 23163231.
2010
Prepubic urethrostomy and vaginoplasty in a female cat.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 46(6):439-43 [PMID] 21041338.
2009
Validation of a rapid parathyroid hormone assay and intraoperative measurement of parathyroid hormone in dogs with benign naturally occurring primary hyperparathyroidism.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 38(1):122-32 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2008.00457.x. [PMID] 19152627.
2008
Clinical application of tobramycin-impregnated calcium sulfate beads in six dogs (2002-2004).
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 44(6):320-6 [PMID] 18981197.

Grants

Mar 2022 ACTIVE
Evaluating accuracy for identification of sentinel lymph nodes in dogs with cutaneous MCT; a comparison between preoperative CT lymphography, intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging, and the standard cytology of the locoregional lymph nodes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMER KENNEL CLUB CANINE HLTH FOU
Jan 2022 ACTIVE
Accuracy of NIRF in detecting SLN for canine cutaneous MCT: A veterinary society of surgical oncology study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: VETERINARY SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Education

MS
2008 · University of Illinois
DVM
2004 · Michigan State University
BS
2000 · Michigan State University

Contact Details

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