About Allison L O'Kell
I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada and attended veterinary school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan (Class of 2008). I then completed a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a combined Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency and Master’s degree at the same institution. I became board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2012. I have been employed in both private practice and academic settings. I have been studying diabetes in dogs at the University of Florida since 2016 and am currently supported by an NIH K08 Career Development Award. My research focus is canine diabetes pathogenesis and early disease biomarker discovery.
Diplomate, Small Animal Internal MedicineAmerican College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
My research focus is canine diabetes pathogenesis and early disease biomarker discovery. I am currently supported by a 5 year NIH K08 Career Development Award entitled “Evaluating canine diabetes as a novel means to understand the human disease.” My research centers on naturally occurring disease in client owned animals. Other research interests include canine and feline diabetes therapeutics, research regulation and ethics, and canine and feline internal medicine.
- Diabetes – canine and feline
- Naturally occurring animal disease models
- Small animal internal medicine
- Veterinary research regulation and ethics