Andrew Specht

Andrew Specht,

Clinical Associate Professor, SAIM

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

Accomplishments

Division Five Health Science Center Superior Accomplishment Award
2008 · University of Florida
American College of Veterinary Radiology Senior Student Award
2000 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Joseph E. Salsbury Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
2000 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Sime Family Scholarship
1999 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Student Leadership Award
1998 · College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Research Profile

Comparative Urology and Nephrology – Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) – Canine and feline chronic kidney disease – Protein-losing nephropathies – Pre-analytic considerations related to interpretation of clinical urine tests

Interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy – Endourologic techniques – Respiratory tract therapies

Publications

2018
Amniotic membrane transplantation for ligneous conjunctivitis in a doberman.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 21(6):652-660 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12559. [PMID] 29482261.
2018
Effect of common storage temperatures and container types on urine protein : creatinine ratios in urine samples of proteinuric dogs.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 32(5):1652-1658 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15232. [PMID] 30221795.
2018
Long-term safety and efficacy of AAV gene therapy in the canine model of glycogen storage disease type Ia.
Journal of inherited metabolic disease. 41(6):977-984 [DOI] 10.1007/s10545-018-0199-7. [PMID] 29802554.
2017
Resolution of nonurine transudative pleural effusion in a cat after removal of a hydronephrotic kidney.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 251(1):80-83 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.251.1.80. [PMID] 28621602.
2016
The Effects of Internal Airway Percussion (IAP) New Device on the Concentration of Exhaled Protein in healthy Humans and Canines.
. 2(1)
2015
Comparison between Urine Protein: Creatinine Ratios of Samples Obtained from Dogs in Home and Hospital Settings.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 29(4):1029-35 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.12836. [PMID] 26059431.
2015
What Is Your Diagnosis? Gastric wall hemorrhage secondary to anticoagulant rodenticide intoxication.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 247(3):243-5 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.247.3.243. [PMID] 26176721.
2013
MRI findings in a dog with kernicterus.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 49(4):286-92 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5881. [PMID] 23690488.
2011
Clinical Manifestations of Heterozygous Expression of a Mutation That Causes Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia in Dogs
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 25:731-732
2011
Glycogen storage disease type Ia in canines: a model for human metabolic and genetic liver disease.
Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology. 2011 [DOI] 10.1155/2011/646257. [PMID] 21318173.
2011
Iron homeostasis and disorders in dogs and cats: a review.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 47(3):151-60 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5553. [PMID] 21498596.
2010
Adeno-associated virus-mediated correction of a canine model of glycogen storage disease type Ia.
Human gene therapy. 21(7):903-10 [DOI] 10.1089/hum.2009.157. [PMID] 20163245.
2010
What is your diagnosis? Lymphoma of the urinary bladder.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 236(3):291-2 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.236.3.291. [PMID] 20113239.
2009
Administration of Raav2/8 and Raav2/1 Vectors Mediates Sustained Correction of a Canine Model of Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia
Molecular Therapy. 17
2009
Ocular Manifestations of Endocrine Diseases
Tieraerztliche Praxis Ausgabe Kleintiere Heimtiere. 37:355-364
2007
A retrospective study of the relationship between tracheal collapse and bronchiectasis in dogs.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 48(3):199-203 [PMID] 17508504.
View on: PubMed
2007
Neurotoxicosis in 4 cats receiving ronidazole.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 21(2):328-31 [PMID] 17427396.
View on: PubMed
2007
Ocular manifestations of endocrine disease.
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 29(12):733-43 [PMID] 18225637.
View on: PubMed
2006
Imaging diagnosis: penile hemangiosarcoma.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 47(5):474-5 [PMID] 17009511.
View on: PubMed
2002
Magnetic resonance imaging features of extradural hematomas associated with intervertebral disc herniation in a dog.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 43(4):319-24 [PMID] 12174993.
View on: PubMed

Grants

Jul 2019 – Dec 2020
Comparison of Hematologic and Biochemical Values for Blood Samples Obtained Via Jugular Venipuncture and Indwelling Peripheral Intravenous Catheters in Hospitalized Dogs
Role: Other
Funding: AMER COL OF VET INTERN MED FOU
Dec 2015 – Nov 2016
Clinical mgmt of glycogen storage F014877
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Dec 2015 – Nov 2016
clinical mgmt of glycogen storage F018325
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Aug 2015 – Jul 2020
GENE THERAPY FOR GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE TYPE IA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Aug 2014 – Aug 2016
Gene Therapy for Glycogen Storage Disease Type la
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Nov 2013 – Oct 2018
GENE THERAPHY FOR GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE TYPELA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Sep 2013 – Aug 2017
Dose Escalating Toxicology Study for Glycogen Storage Disease type Ia
Role: Project Manager
Funding: CHILDRENS FUND GLYCO STOR DIS RES
Dec 2010 – Jun 2018
Correlation of markers of metabolic control within long-term complications in Glycogen storage disease.
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF FOU

Education

Diplomate
2005 · American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Resident, Small Animal Internal Medicine
2001-2004 · Michigan State University
Intern, Small Animal Medicine, Foster Hospital for Small Animals
2000-2001 · Tufts University
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2000 · University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
1996 · Gustavus Adolphus College

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2010-2020
VEM5301 Cardiopul Disorders
2010-2021
VEM5741 Core Clk Small An Med
2011-2021
VEM5841 Senior Clk Sm An Med
2015,2017-2020
VEM5402 Funda Soft Tiss Surg
2009,2020
VME6936 Seminar in Pathophysiology
2011-2013,2015-2021
VEM5325 Small Anim Medicine
2011-2021
VEM5305 Veterinary Urology
2015-2016
VEM5200 Pnt Care Clin Skill 1
2010-2013
VEM5201L Lge Anim Phys Diag
2012-2013
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology
2011-2012
VEM5288 Sm An Clin Pharmacol

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
spechta@ufl.edu

University of Florida

IFAS

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.

IFAS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves