Andrew Specht

Andrew Specht,

Clinical 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

2021
Is there a special relationship between complex I activity and nigral neuronal loss in Parkinson’s disease? A critical reappraisal
Brain Research. 1767 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147434.
2020
Cell Type-Specific Transcriptomics Reveals that Mutant Huntingtin Leads to Mitochondrial RNA Release and Neuronal Innate Immune Activation
Neuron. 107(5):891-908.e8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.06.021. [PMID] 32681824.
2018
Long-term safety and efficacy of AAV gene therapy in the canine model of glycogen storage disease type Ia.
. 41(6):977-984
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
Effect of common storage temperatures and container types on urine protein : creatinine ratios in urine samples of proteinuric dogs.
. 32(5):1652-1658
2018
Familial knockin mutation of LRRK2 causes lysosomal dysfunction and accumulation of endogenous insoluble α-synuclein in neurons
Neurobiology of Disease. 111:26-35 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nbd.2017.12.005. [PMID] 29246723.
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
2008
Zanzibara. 4 volume CD series, published by Buda Musique, Werner Graebner, producer. Detailed booklets for each volume in French and English. Titles: Ikwani Safaa Musical Club Volume 1; L’age d’or du taarab de Mombasa Volume 2; Ujamaa, le son des annees 60 en Tanzanie Volume 3; La memoire de la musique zanzibaraise, Volume 4.
African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music. 8(2):133-134 [DOI] 10.21504/amj.v8i2.1793.
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.
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2007
Neurotoxicosis in 4 cats receiving ronidazole.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 21(2):328-31 [PMID] 17427396.
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2007
Ocular manifestations of endocrine disease.
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 29(12):733-43 [PMID] 18225637.
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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.
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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.
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Grants

May 2021 ACTIVE
Comparison of ophthalmic loteprednol etabonate and prednisolone acetate effects on the canine hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: SOC OF VETERINARY HOSPITAL PHARMACISTS
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
2010-2021
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