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Catherine E. Langston DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Staff Doctor
Head of Renal Medicine and Hemodialysis

Dr. Langston graduated from Louisiana State University, completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at The Animal Medical Center, and a fellowship in Renal Medicine and Hemodialysis at the University of California, Davis. She has been the head of the Renal Medicine Service and Hemodialysis Unit at AMC since 1999. Her current clinical interests include treatment of chronic kidney disease, complications of hemodialysis, and treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease. She is one of the conference organizers for the veterinary hemodialysis seminar, Advanced Renal Therapies Symposium.


  • BA - Hendrix College, Conway, AR, 1987
  • DVM - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1991
  • Internship - The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 1993 
  • Residency In Internal Medicine - The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 1995 
  • Fellowship in Hemodialysis and Renal Medicine - Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California, Davis, CA, 1996

Recent Publications


  • Chalhoub S, Langston C, Eatroff A. Anemia of renal disease: What it is, what to do and what’s new. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2011;13:629-640.
  • Kreissler J, Langston C. A case of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism. J Vet Intern Med 2011;25:944-948.
  • Myott M, Langston C. Differentiating Acute from Chronic Kidney Disease, Veterinary Medicine, 2011;106(6): 294-303.
  • Chalhoub S, Langston C. Anemia of CKD, Veterinary Medicine, 2011;106(5):236-241.
  • Geist M, Langston C. Laboratory Diagnosis of Renal Disease, Veterinary Medicine, 2011;106(5):243-252.
  • Al-Ghazlat S, Langston C, Greco DS, Reine NJ, May S, Shofer FS. The Prevalence of Microalbuminuria and Proteinuria in Cats with Diabetes Mellitus, Topics in Companion Animal Medicine, 2011;26(3):154-157.
  • Keno L, Langston C. Treatment of accidental ethanol intoxication with hemodialysis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21:363-368.
  • Langston CE, Gisselman K, Palma D, McCue JP. Methods of Urolith Removal. Compendium 2010;32(6):E1-8
  • Palma D, Langston CE, Gisselman K, McCue JP. Feline Struvite Urolithiasis. Compendium 2009;31(12):542-552.
  • Gisselman K, Langston CE, Palma D. McCue JP. Canine and Feline Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis. Compendium 2009;31(11):496-502.
  • McCue JP, Langston CE, Palma D, Gisslman K. Urate Urolithiasis. Compendium 2009;31(10):468-475.
  • Boyd LM, Langston CE, Thompson K, Zivin K, Imanishi M. Survival in Cats With Naturally Occurring Chronic Kidney Disease (2000-2002). JVIM 2008;22(5):1111-1117.
  • Worwag S, Langston CE. Feline Acute Renal Failure: 32 Cases (1997-2004). JAVMA 2008;232(5):728-32.
  • Fishkin RA, Stanley SW, Langston CE. Cyclonite (C-4) intoxication in a dog causing seizures and chronic kidney disease. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2008;18(5):537-540.
  • Stanley SW, Langston CE. Hemodialysis in a dog with acute renal failure from currant toxicity. Can Vet J 2008;49(1):63-6.
  • Langston CE, Gisselman K, Palma D, McCue JP. Diagnosis of Urolithiasis. Compendium 2008;30(8):447-455.
  • May S, Langston CE. Managing Chronic Renal Failure. Compendium 2006;28(12):853-864.
  • Goldstein R, Lin R, Langston CE, Scrivani P, Erb H, Barr S. Influence of Infecting Serogroup on Clinical Features of Leptospirosis in Dogs. J Vet Intern Med, 2006;20(3):489-494.
  • Langston CE. Advanced Renal Therapies: Options when standard treatments are not enough. Veterinary Medicine 2003;98(12):999-1008.
  • Newman SJ, Langston CE, Scase TJ. Cryptococcal pyelonephritis in a dog. JAVMA, 2003;222(2):180-183.
  • Langston CE. Hemodialysis in Dogs and Cats, Compendium, 2002;24(7):540-549.
  • Langston CE. ARF caused by lily ingestion in six cats, JAVMA, 2002;220(1):49-52.
  • Langston CE, Cowgill LD, Spano JA. Applications and Outcome of Hemodialysis in Cats: A Review of 29 Cases. J Vet Intern Med 1997;11:348-355.
  • Vaden SL, Gookin J, Trogdon M, Langston CE, Levine J, Cowgill LD. Use of carbamylated hemoglobin concentration to differentiate acute from chronic renal failure in dogs. Am J Vet Research 1997;58:1193-1196.

Other Journal Articles

  • Chalhoub S, Langston C, Poeppel K. Vascular Access for Extracorporeal Renal Replacement Therapy, In Acierno M, Labato MA (eds):  Kidney Failure and Renal Replacement Therapy, Vet Clin North Am 2011;41(1):147-161.
  • Poeppel K, Langston C, Chalhoub S. Equipment Commonly Used in Veterinary Renal Replacement Therapy, In Acierno M, Labato MA (eds):  Kidney Failure and Renal Replacement Therapy, Vet Clin North Am 2011;41(1):177-191.
  • Langston C.  Practice Points:  Glomerular Filtration Rate, Veterinary Medicine, Published Jan 2011 on-line.
  • Langston CE.  Managing Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders in Renal Failure, Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2008;38(3):667-697.
  • Langston CE, Reine NJ.  Hyperthyroidism and the Kidney.  Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice, 2006;21(1):17-21.
  • Reine NJ, Langston CE.  Urinalysis Interpretation:  How to squeeze out the maximal information from a small sample.  Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice, 2005; 20(1):2-10.
  • Langston C.  Pearls of Veterinary Practice:  Microalbuminuria in Cats.  JAAHA 2004;40:251-254.
  • Langston CE, Heuter KJ.  Leptospirosis:  A re-emerging zoonotic disease.  Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2003;33:791-807.
  • Langston CE, Reine NJ, Kittrell D.  The Use of Erythropoietin.  Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2003;33:1245-1260
  • Cowgill LD, Langston CE.  Role of Hemodialysis in the Management of Dogs and Cats with Renal Failure.  Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 1996;26:1347-1378.
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