Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Clinical Assistant Professor


Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 3122

Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Clinical Assistant Professor

Titles and Education

  1. DVM 2000, Michigan State University
  2. Internship 2001, University of Illinois
  3. Residency 2004, University of Florida


Current areas of research include seizure management and seizure classification in dogs and cats.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Barnes Heller has on going research investigating novel anti-seizure drugs, seizure monitoring and clinical trials evaluating novel treatment applications for anti-seizure drugs. 

Graduate Training

DVM, Michigan State University

Internship, University of Illinois (2000-2001)

Residency, University of Florida  (2001-2004)

Recent Publications

  1. Finnerty K, Barnes Heller, HL, Mercier M, et al. Therapeutic phenobarbital levels in feline seizure management. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014. 244(2): 195-9.
  2. Mercier M, Barnes Heller HL. Efficacy of glucocorticoid monotherapy for treatment of canine meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology: a prospective study in 16 dogs. J Med Sci; 2015: 1:16-22.

  3. Delamaide Gasper JA, Barnes Heller HL, Robertson M, et al. Therapeutic serum phenobarbital concentrations obtained using chronic transdermal administration of phenobarbital in healthy cats. J Feline Med Surg 2015, 17(4):359-363.
  4. Burkard Moon A, Barnes Heller H, Forrest L. Novel sterotactic radiotherapy in 4 dogs with intracranial neoplasia. Canadia Vet J 2016:57(5);519-522.
  5. Oliphant BJ, Barnes Heller HL, White J. Midline brain shift on MRI ans a prognostic indicator for survival in dogs with meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology: 2 cases. Vet Rad Ultrasound  2017 58(1): 38-42.
  6. Kolicheski A, Barnes Heller HL, Arnold A, et al. A homozygous PPT1 splice donor mutation in a Cane Corso Dog with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. J Vet Intern Med. 2017; 31:149-157.
  7. Barnard L*, Barnes Heller HL‡, Boothe DM. Serum levetiracetam concentrations following single dose levetiracetam in healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2017. 8 Nov; DOI: 10.1111/jvim.14863