Sara A Colopy
Department of Surgical Sciences
2008-2012 Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2009 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
- 2005 - 2008 Residency in Small Animal Surgery University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine
- 2004 - 2005 Small animal rotating internship North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
- 2000 - 2004 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine
- 1998 - 2000 Pre-veterinary Undergraduate Prerequisites University of Wisconsin – Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Dr. Colopy's primary research interest is understanding the development and repair of the urinary bladder epithelium. She is focused on the identification of progenitor cells in the urinary bladder and the signaling mechanisms that cause these cells to proliferate in the face of injury. She completed her PhD in August, 2012. She recently received a career development award (KL2 Scholars Program), funded by the NIH through the UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This award supports new clinical and translational investigators with training, mentoring, and protected time to develop an independent research program.
In addition to research and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Colopy participates in the education of veterinary students, interns, and surgical residents at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery of the Urogenital Tract, Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery
2012 PhD, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Evaluated the location and function of progenitor cells within the urinary bladder epithelium during development and in response to inflammation. Evaluated signaling mechanisms responsible for urothelial proliferation and repair.
Sumner JP, Mueller T, Clapp K, Darien BJ, Forrest LJ, Colopy SA. Modified ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy for management of otitis media in an alpaca. Vet Surg. 2011 Sep 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00904.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Boehm B*, Colopy SA*, Jerde T, Loftus C, Bushman W. Acute bacterial inflammation of the mouse prostate. Prostate 2012;72(3):307-317. doi:10.1002/pros.21433. Epub 2011 June 16 (*denotes equal contribution)
Colopy SA, Dennison SE, Kerwin-Lucchi L, Danielson KC. What is your diagnosis? Ectopic ureterocele. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;238:293-294.
Colopy SA, Baker TA, Muir P. Efficacy of leflunomide for treatment of immune-mediated polyarthritis in dogs: 14 cases (2006-2008). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010;236:312–318.
Colopy-Poulsen SA, Danova NA, Hardie RJ, Muir P. Managing feline obstipation secondary to pelvic fracture. Compendium 2005;27:662-670.