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KENNETH J. DROBATZ, BA, BS, DVM, MS
Professor of Critical Care, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Chair for Education, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Chief, Section of Critical Care, Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Director, Emergency Services, Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Clinical Specialties: Emergency Services,
Research Areas: Emergency medicine, Urethral obstruction,

Contact Information:
1122 VHUP Section of Critical Care Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia School of Veterinary Medicine University of Pennsylvania 3900 Delancey Street
 Phone 215-746-8977
 Email

Malouin A, Milligan JA, Drobatz KJ. Assessment of blood pressure in cats presented with urethral obstruction. Journal of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 17: 15-21, 2007.

Gurnee CM, Drobatz KJ. Zinc intoxication in 19 cases (1991 – 2003). Journal of the American Veterinary Medicial Association 230: 1174-1180, 2007.

Diroff JS, Hardy WD, Zuckerman EE, Drobatz KJ, Nolan TJ, Withnall E, Giger U, Littman MP. Bartonella seroprevalence in diseased dogs and healthy blood donor dogs in the northeastern United States. ACVIM Forum, Louisville, Kentucky : , 2006.

Adler JA, Drobatz KJ, Hesse RS. Hypoadrenocorticism in 98 dogs. ACVIM Forum, Louisville, Kentucky : , 2006.

Risbon, R. E. Lorimier, L. P. de Skorupski, K. Burgess, K. E. Bergman, P. J. Carreras, J. Hahn, K. LeBlanc, A. Turek, M. Impellizeri, J. Fred, R., III Wojcieszyn, J. W. Drobatz, K. Clifford, C. A. Response of canine cutaneous epitheliotropic lymphoma to lomustine (CCNU): a retrospective study of 46 cases (1999-2004) Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20: 1389-1397, 2006.

Brainard BM, Alwood AJ, Kushner LI, Drobatz KJ, King LG. Postoperative pulmonary complications in dogs undergoing laparotomy: Anesthetic and perioperative factors. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 16: 184-191, 2006.

Alwood AJ, Brainard BM, LaFond E, Drobatz KJ, King LG. Postoperative pulmonary complications in dogs undergoing laparotomy: Frequency, characterization and disease related risk. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 16: 176-183, 2006.

Anderson R, Steffey M, Drobatz KJ, Aronson L. Prognostic Factors for Successful Outcome for Dogs and Cats with Urethral Rupture. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 42: 136-146, 2006.

Brainard BM, Campbell VL, Drobatz KJ, Perkowski SZ. The effects of surgery and anesthesia on blood magnesium and calcium concentrations in canine and feline patients. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia : , 2006.

Sfiligoi G, Drobatz KJ, Saunders HM. Uterus Masculinus: An unusual complication in a case of feline urethral obstruction. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 16: 50-53, 2006.

BA (Cellular & Molecular Biology) California State University, 1978

BS (Veterinary Science) University of California, Davis, 1983

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) University of California, Davis, 1985

MS (Clinical Epidemiology) University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 2002