Office of Research and Faculty and Graduate Affairs, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Service, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Director of Clinical Research, Gunst Professor in Small Animal Medicine, Gunst Professor in Small Animal Medicine, Professor

Clinical Translational Research


Research Interests

  • ​Coagulation, specifically platelet function and drugs that affect the diagnosis of hypercoagulability in critical care patients
  • Fish anesthesia
  • Long-term ventilation and anesthesia of small animal patients

Educational Background

​Dr. Brainard received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia. Following his internship, Dr. Brainard completed dual residencies in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Brainard is board certified in both veterinary anesthesiology and emergency/critical care. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

​Dr. Brainard was named the Director of Clinical Research of the College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2017.

Selected Publications

  • ​Brainard BM, Boller M, Fletcher DJ, and the RECOVER Monitoring Domain Worksheet Authors. RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 5: Monitoring. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2012;22 Suppl: S65–S84.
  • Fletcher DJ, Boller M, Brainard BM, Haskins SC, Hopper K, McMichael MA, Rozanski EA, Rush JE, Smarick SD. RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 7: Clinical guidelines. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2012;22 Suppl:S102-31.
  • Brainard BM, Brown AJ. Defects in coagulation encountered in small animal critical care. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011 Jul;41(4):783-803.
  • Brainard BM, Koenig A, Babski DM, Boll AE, Scherk JR. Viscoelastic pharmacodynamics of dalteparin in healthy dogs. Am J Vet Res. 2012; in press.
  • Babski DM, Brainard BM, Ralph AG, Pittman JR, Koenig A. Sonoclot evaluation of single- and multiple-dose subcutaneous unfractionated heparin therapy in healthy adult dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2012;26(3):631-638.
  • Schmiedt CW, Kohler R, Brainard BM. Use of topical bovine thrombin in an anti-coagulated rat model of hepatic injuryRes Vet Sci. 2012 23 May 2012, in press: doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2012.04.012
  • Davidow EB, Brainard BM, Martin LG, Beal MW, Bode A. Ford MJ, Ramsey N, Fagella A, Jutkowitz A. Use of fresh platelet concentrate or lyophilized platelets in thrombocytopenic dogs with clinical signs of hemorrhage: a preliminary trial in 37 dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2012, 22: 116–125.
  • Klose T, Creevy KE, Brainard BM. Evaluation of Coagulation in Dogs with Naturally-Occurring Canine Hyperadrenocorticism. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2011;21(6): 625–632.
  • Ralph AG, Brainard BM, Pittman JR, Babski DM, Koenig A. Effects of rest temperature, contact activation, and sample collection technique on canine thrombelastography. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2012 Jun;22(3):320-6.
  • Cathcart CJ, Brainard BM, Reynolds LR, Al-Nadaf S, Budsberg SC. Lack of inhibitory effect of acetylsalicylic acid and meloxicam on whole blood platelet aggregation in cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2012; 22(1):99–106.
  • Epstein KL, Brainard BM. An evaluation of the Abaxis VSPro for the measurement of equine plasma fibrinogen concentrationsEquine Vet J.2011, in press: doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2011.00453.x
  • Brainard BM, Abed J, Koenig A. The effects of cytochalasin D and abciximab on hemostasis in canine whole blood assessed by thrombelastography and platelet function analyzer. J Vet Diagn Invest2011;23(4): 698-703.
  • Epstein KL, Brainard BM, Gomez-Ibanez SE, Lopes MA, Barton MH, Moore JN. Thrombelastography in horses with acute gastrointestinal disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2011;25(2):307-14.
  • Brainard BM, Epstein KL*, LoBato D, Kwon S, Papich MG, Moore JN. Effects of clopidogrel and aspirin on platelet aggregation, thromboxane production, and serotonin secretion in horses. J Vet Intern Med.2011;25(1):116-22.
  • Brainard BM, Kleine SA, Papich MG, Budsberg SC. Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic evaluation of clopidogrel in the dog. Am J Vet Res.2010;71(7):822-30.
  • Gladden JN, Brainard BM, Camus AC, Shelton JL, Hernandez-Divers SJ. Evaluation of isoeugenol for anesthesia of koi carp (Cyprinus carpio). Am J Vet Res. 2010;71(8):859-66.
  • Pittman JR, Koenig A, Brainard BM. The Effect of Unfractionated Heparin on TEG Analysis in Healthy Dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2010;20(2):216-23.
  • Hofmeister EH, Brainard BM, Egger CM, Kang S. Prognostic indicators for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest treated by cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation at a university teaching hospital. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;235(1):50-57.
  • Epstein KL, Brainard BM, Lopes MA, Barton MH, Moore JN. Thrombelastography in 26 healthy horses with and without activation by recombinant human tissue factor. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2009;19(1):96-101.
  • Hofmeister EH, Brainard BM, Egger CM, Kang S. Prognostic indicators for dogs and cats with cardiopulmonary arrest treated by cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation at a university teaching hospital. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;235(1):50-57.
  • Brainard BM, Newton A, Hinshaw KC, Klide AM. Tracheostomy in the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2008;39(4):655-8.
  • Callan MB, Appleman EH, Shofer FS, Mason NJ, Brainard BM, Groman RP. Clinical and clinicopathologic effects of plateletpheresis on healthy donor dogs. Transfusion. 2008;48(10):2214-21.
  • Brainard BM, Meredith CP, Callan MB, Budsberg SC, Shofer FS, Driessen B, Otto CM. Changes in platelet function, hemostasis, and prostaglandin expression after treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with various cyclooxygenase selectivities in dogs. Am J Vet Res. 2007;68(3):251-7.

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