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Unity Jeffery

Assistant Professor


Department: VTPB

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  • PhD, Iowa State University 2016
  • VetMB, University of Cambridge 2008


  • DACVP (Clinical pathology)

Scholarly Interests

The "Dogs helping dogs" research program uses samples from veterinary patients and healthy pet dogs to improve diagnosis and treatment of common canine diseases. Current research is focused in two areas: (1) investigation of the pathophysiology of canine disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and heat stroke, with the aim of discovering novel prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets in these life threatening conditions and (2) improving veterinary patient safety by developing strategies to improve the accuracy of laboratory results and point of care testing.


Urban environment: a risk factor for canine immune-mediated disease?
U Jeffery
The Journal of small animal practice. 2017
Cell-Free DNA and DNase Activity in Dogs with Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.
U Jeffery, L Ruterbories, R Hanel, D N LeVine
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 2017 31(5):1441-1450.
Diagnosis: more than a numbers game?
U Jeffery
The Journal of small animal practice. 2017 58(7):363-364.
A Simple Fluorescence Assay for Quantification of Canine Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Release.
Unity Jeffery, Robert D Gray, Dana N LeVine
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 2016 (117).
Using the laboratory to predict thrombosis in dogs: An achievable goal?
Unity Jeffery, Janice Staber, Dana LeVine
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 2016 215:10-20.
Assessment of novel digital and smartphone goniometers for measurement of canine stifle joint angles.
Kristin A Freund, Nina R Kieves, Juliette L Hart, Sasha A Foster, Unity Jeffery, Felix M Duerr
American journal of veterinary research. 2016 77(7):749-55.
Dogs cast NETs too: Canine neutrophil extracellular traps in health and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.
Unity Jeffery, Kayoko Kimura, Robert Gray, Paul Lueth, Bryan Bellaire, Dana LeVine
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 2015 168(3-4):262-8.
Positive predictive value of albumin: globulin ratio for feline infectious peritonitis in a mid-western referral hospital population.
Unity Jeffery, Krysta Deitz, Shannon Hostetter
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 2012 14(12):903-5.
Development of a Fibrinolysis Assay for Canine Plasma.
Unity Jeffery, Margory brooks, Dana LeVine
The Veterinary Journal.
Canine Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Enhance Clot Formation and Delay Lysis.
Unity Jeffery, Dana N LeVine
Veterinary pathology. :300985817699860.

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