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

Department of Medical Sciences

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

Titles and Education

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


Dr. Cameron's research interests are in comparative epilepsy and feline cognitive dysfunction (dementia). 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 Associate Professor in Small Animal Neurology, Dr. Cameron plays a primary role of supervising 4th year veterinary students, rotating interns, and neurology residents while on clinical duty. Dr. Cameron also lectures in clinical neurology and communications to the preclinical veterinary students and is a course coordinator for the veterinary ethics course. Dr. Cameron is the Section Head for the Neurology and Neurosurgery Department and is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health. 

Clinical Interests

All aspects of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, particulary seizure management and cognitive dysfunction. 

Recent Publications

  1. Cameron S, Grady KM, Kent SP, Sousa MM. Mild to moderate increases in activity are associated with increased seizure incidence in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy receiving anti-epileptic drugs. J Small Anim Pract. 2023 Aug 12. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13655. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37572005.
  2. Grady K, Cameron S, Kent SP, Barnes Heller H, Barry MM. Effect of an intervention of exercise on sleep and seizure frequency in idiopathic epileptic dogs. J Small Anim Pract. 2023 Feb;64(2):59-68. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13568. Epub 2022 Nov 11. PMID: 36368312; PMCID: PMC10099787.
  3. Solari FP, Sherman AH, Blong AE, Cameron S, Walton RA. Diagnosis and successful management of an extradural compressive hematoma secondary to diphacinone poisoning in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023 Jan;33(1):101-106. doi: 10.1111/vec.13248. Epub 2022 Sep 13. PMID: 36098050; PMCID: PMC10087660.
  4. Lueck LC, Cameron S, Zidan N. Effects of trazodone administration on the neurologic examination in healthy dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2022 Nov;36(6):2142-2148. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16536. Epub 2022 Sep 10. PMID: 36086912; PMCID: PMC9708436.
  5. Krenzke LR, Cameron S, Pritchard JC, Webb DB, Guo LT, Shelton GD. Glossitis in an older non-corgi dog: Diagnosis and long-term follow-up. Can Vet J. 2022 Aug;63(8):825-829. PMID: 35919473; PMCID: PMC9281888
  6. Rylander H, Djani DM, Cameron S. Case Report: Bordetella bronchiseptica Meningoencephalomyelitis in a Dog. Front Vet Sci. 2022 Apr 5;9:852982. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2022.852982. PMID: 35450135; PMCID: PMC9016330.
  7. Smith TK, Cameron S, Trepanier LA. Incidence of hepatopathies in dogs administered zonisamide orally: A retrospective study of 384 cases. J Vet Intern Med. 2022 Mar;36(2):576-579. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16398. Epub 2022 Mar 2. PMID: 35238072; PMCID: PMC8965215.
  8. Cameron S, Weltman JG, Fletcher DJ. The prognostic value of admission point-of-care testing and modified Glasgow Coma Scale score in dogs and cats with traumatic brain injuries (2007-2010): 212 cases. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022 Jan;32(1):75-82. doi: 10.1111/vec.13108. Epub 2021 Aug 25. PMID: 34432934.
  9. Barry M, Cameron S, Kent S, Barnes-Heller H, Grady K. Daytime and nocturnal activity in treated dogs with idiopathic epilepsy compared to matched unaffected controls. J Vet Intern Med. 2021 Jul;35(4):1826-1833. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16205. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PMID: 34223667; PMCID: PMC8295678.
  10. Cameron, S., Hoskinson, J., & Alex, C. E. (2021). MRI and pathological findings in a cat with cranial thoracic vertebral canal stenosis. The Journal of small animal practice62(6), 502.
  11. Barnard, L., Durand, A., Blume, L., Lee, L., & Cameron, S. (2020). Aventriculi associated with holoprosencephaly in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 34(6), 2682–2686.
  12. Cameron, S., Lopez, A., Glabman, R., Abrams, E., Johnson, S., Field, C., Gulland, F., & Buckmaster, P. S. (2019). Proportional loss of parvalbumin-immunoreactive synaptic boutons and granule cells from the hippocampus of sea lions with temporal lobe epilepsy. The Journal of comparative neurology527(14), 2341–2355.
  13. Bentley, R. T., Burcham, G. N., Heng, H. G., Levine, J. M., Longshore, R., Carrera-Justiz, S., Cameron, S., Kopf, K., & Miller, M. A. (2016). 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 oncology14(3), 318–330.
  14. Cameron, S., Rishniw, M., Miller, A. D., Sturges, B., & Dewey, C. W. (2015). Characteristics and Survival of 121 Cats Undergoing Excision of Intracranial Meningiomas (1994-2011). Veterinary surgery : VS44(6), 772–776.
  15. 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

  16. 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.