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
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  2. Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2012-2018
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  3. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012
  4. Residency, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 2009-2012
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  5. Small Animal Rotating Internship, 2008-2009
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  6. DVM, 2008
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  7. BS, 2004
    Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA


Dr. Walker's research interests include optimization of blood product collection, storage and administration, management of pleural space disease, and viscoelastic tests of coagulation.


Dr. Walker's responsibilities include teaching (VM1-4), service, and research. She serves as the course coordinator for the first-year Health, History, and Physical Examination course. Dr. Walker also serves as a Rotating Internship Program Co-Director/Internship Committee Co-Chair, the Director of the UWVC Blood Donor Program and Blood Bank, and Chief of Small Animal Services for UW Veterinary Care. She enjoys contributing to curriculum design through involvement in the PREPARE Graduates Task Force and encouraging camaraderie in the hospital through leading the UWVC Morale Committee. Nationally, Dr. Walker is a Co-Chair of the Examination Committee for the ACVECC Specialty College.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Walker's clinical interests include blood banking, transfusion medicine, and the treatment of pleural space disease and bleeding disorders.

Recent Publications

  1. Angulo, H. L., Bach, J., Snyder, C., & Walker, J. (2021). Thermographic imaging in a dog with macroglossia from an encircling, strangulating lingual linear foreign body. Topics in companion animal medicine45, 100556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcam.2021.100556
  2. Haller, N., Reiss, J., Seipel, F., Weishar, R., Alden, Z., Puccinelli, T. J., & Walker, J. (2020). Development of a Synthetic Training Model for Canine Thoracocentesis. Alternatives to laboratory animals : ATLA48(2), 78–84. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261192920924408
  3. Reich, C. F., Salcedo, M. C., Koenigshof, A. M., Hopp, M. M., Walker, J. M., Schildt, J. C., & Beal, M. W. (2020). Retrospective evaluation of the clinical course and outcome following grape or raisin ingestion in dogs (2005–2014): 139 cases. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 30(1), 60–65. https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.12905
  4. Evans, N. A., Hardie, R. J., Walker, J., & Bach, J. (2019). Temporary abdominal packing for management of persistent hemorrhage after liver lobectomy in three dogs with hepatic neoplasia. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)29(5), 535–541. https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.12873
  5. Granfone, M. C., Walker, J. M., & Smith, L. J. (2018). Evaluation of an intramuscular butorphanol and alfaxalone protocol for feline blood donation: a pilot study. Journal of feline medicine and surgery20(8), 793–798. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X17732484
  6. Evans, N. A., Walker, J. M., Manchester, A. C., & Bach, J. F. (2017). Acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock in a cat with disseminated toxoplasmosis. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)27(4), 472–478. https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.12621
  7. Reich, C. F., Bach, J. F., & Walker, J. M. (2017). Evaluation of the effects of time, temperature, and specimen storage on in vitro lactate concentrations in healthy dogs. Veterinary clinical pathology46(2), 308–313. https://doi.org/10.1111/vcp.12472
  8. Fetzer, T. J., Walker, J. M., & Bach, J. F. (2017). Comparison of the efficacy of small and large-bore thoracostomy tubes for pleural space evacuation in canine cadavers. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)27(3), 301–306. https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.12593
  9. Irvine, K. L., Walker, J. M., & Friedrichs, K. R. (2016). 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. Veterinary clinical pathology45(1), 57–65. https://doi.org/10.1111/vcp.12330