Julie Walker, DVM, DACVECC


Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 4374

Julie Walker, DVM, DACVECC

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Associate Professor, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2018-present
  2. Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2012-2018
  3. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012
  4. Residency, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, North Carolina State University, 2009-2012
  5. Small Animal Rotating Internship, North Carolina State University, 2008-2009
  6. DVM, Michigan State University, 2008
  7. BS, Juniata College, 2004


Research interests include optimization of blood product collection, production, and storage; transfusion medicine; and viscoelastic tests of coagulation (e.g., thromboelastography).


Blood Bank Director

Co-Chair, Intern Committee


Clinical Interests

Transfusion medicine and blood banking, bleeding disorders, fluid resuscitation, pleural space disease, immune-mediated hematologic disease, and many others.

Recent Publications

  1. Reich CF, Salcedo MC, Koenigshof AM, Hopp MM, Walker JM, Schildt JC, Beal MW. Clinical course and outcome following grape or raisin ingestion in dogs: 139 cases (2005-2014). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2020; 30(1): 60-65.
  2. Evans NA, Hardie RJ, Walker J, Bach J. Temporary abdominal packing for management of persistent hemorrhage after liver lobectomy in three dogs with hepatic neoplasia. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2019; 29(5): 535-541.
  3. Granfone MC, Walker JM, Smith LJ. Evaluation of an intramuscular butorphanol and alfaxalone protocol for feline blood donation: A pilot study. J Fel Med Surg. 2018; 20(8): 793-8.
  4. Reich CF, Bach JF, Walker JM. Evaluation of the effects of time, temperature, and specimen storage on in vitro lactate concentrations in healthy dogs. Vet Clin Pathol 2017; 46(2): 308-313.
  5. Evans NA, Walker JM, Manchester AC, Bach JF. Acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock in a cat with disseminated toxoplasmosis. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(4): 472-478.
  6. Fetzer TJ, Walker JM, Bach JF. Comparison of the efficacy of small and large-bore thoracostomy tubes for pleural space evacuation in canine cadavers. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(3): 301-306.
  7. Irvine KL, Walker JM, Friedrichs KR. Sarcocystid organisms found in bile from a dog with acute hepatitis: a case report and review of intestinal and hepatobiliary Sarcocystidae infections in dogs and cats. Vet Clin Pathol. 2016; 45(1):57-65.
  8.   Istvan SA, Walker JM, Hansen BD, Hanel RM, Marks SL. Presumptive intraperitoneal envenomation resulting in hemoperitoneum and acute abdominal pain in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2015;25(6): 770-777.
  9. Hanel RM, Chan DL, Conner B, Gauthier V, Holowaychuk M, Istvan S, Walker JM, Wood D, Goggs R, Wiinberg B. Systemic evaluation of evidence on veterinary viscoelastic testing, Part 4: Definitions and data reporting.  J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014;24(1):47-56. 
  10. Lennon EM, Hanel RM, Walker JM, Vaden SL. Hypercoagulability in dogs with protein-losing nephropathy as assessed by thromboelastography. J Vet Intern Med 2013;27:462-8.  
  11. Walker JM, Hanel RM, Hansen BD, Motsinger-Reif AA.  Comparison of venous sampling methods for thromboelastography in clinically normal dogs.  Am J Vet Res 2012; 73(12):1864-70.