Starr Cameron, MS, BVetMed, DACVIM (Neurology), Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Sciences

Starr Cameron, MS, BVetMed, DACVIM (Neurology), Clinical Assistant Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Assistant Professor in Small Animal Neurology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017 - Present
  2. Master's Degree in Cinical & Translational Research, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Institute of Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR), 2021
  3. Neurologist & Neurosurgeon at SAGE Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Centers, Redwood City, CA, 2013 - 2017 
  4. Research Assistant in Buckmaster Lab, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2014 - 2017
  5. Certificate in Neurosurgery, 2014
  6. Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Neurology, 2013
  7. Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2010 - 2013 
  8. Small Animal Rotating Internship, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009 - 2010
  9. BVetMed, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, England, UK, 2009 
  10. BSc in Biology, Carroll University, Waukeha, WI, 2004


Dr. Cameron's research interests are in comparative epilepsy. She enjoys being able to be part of basic science, as well as clinical research, and bridging the two components together to improve our knowledge and understanding of epilepsy in veterinary medicine, as well as to improve the quality of life for our patients.  


As a Clinical Assistant Professor in Small Animal Neurology, Dr. Cameron plays a primary role of supervising 4th year veterinary students, interns, and residents while on clinical duty. Dr. Cameron also lectures clinical neurology to the preclinical veterinary students. 

Clinical Interests

All aspects of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, particulary: seizure management, intracranial disease, and spinal surgery. 

Recent Publications

  1. Cameron S, Hoskinson J, Alex CE. “MRI and pathological findings in a cat with cranial thoracic vertebral canal stenosis.” Journal of Small Animal Practice. Imaging Diagnosis. October 2020.
  2. Barnard L, Durand A, Blume L, Lee L, Cameron S. “Aventriculi associated with holoprosencephaly in a dog.” Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. October 2020.
  3. Cameron S, Lopez A, Glabman R, Abrams E, Johnson S, Field C, Gulland FMD, & Buckmaster PS. “Proportional loss of parvalbumin-immunoreactive synaptic boutons and granule cells from the hippocampus of sea lions with temporal lobe epilepsy.” Journal of Comparative Neurology. Published online 2019 March. In print October 2019. 
  4. Cameron S, Rishniw M, Miller AD, Sturges B, & Dewey CW. “Characteristics and survival of 121 cats undergoing excision of intracranial meningiomas (1994-2011).” Veterinary Surgery. 2015 August; 44(6): 772 – 6.

  5. Bentley RT, Burcham GN, Heng HG, Levine JM, Longshore R, Carrera-Justiz S, Cameron S, Kopf K, & Miller MA. “A comparison of clinical, magnetic resonance imaging and pathological findings in dogs with gliomatosis cerebri, focusing on cases with minimal magnetic resonance imaging changes.” Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 2016 September; 14(3): 318 – 330.

  6. Cameron S, Dewey CW. Vestibular Disease in Cats and Dogs. In: Bonagura JD (ed): Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy Volume XV. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2014

  7. Abstracts Presented: 

    Cameron S, Glabman R, Abrams E, Johnson S, Gulland F, & Buckmaster P. “Loss of parvalbumin- immunoreactive interneurons in epileptic California sea lions.” Presented at Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, DC. 2017.

    Cameron S, Dewey CW, & Rishniw M. “Surgical Removal of Feline Intracranial Meningiomas: Clinical Features and Outcome in 121 Cases (1994–2011).” Presented at 2012 ACVIM Forum.

    Cameron S, Fletcher DJ, & K Buriko. “The Prognostic Value of Admission Blood Gas Parameters in Dogs & Cats with Traumatic Brain Injuries.“ Presented at 2011 ACVIM forum.