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Robert J. Kemppainen, DVM, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

  • Diagnosis of endocrine disease in dogs and cats, Hormone testing, Pituitary function, particularly ACTH secretion, Physiology



  • DVM: Michigan State University
  • PhD: University of Georgia

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Kemppainen RJ, Behrend EN. Interpretation of endocrine diagnostic test results for adrenal and thyroid disease. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, eds. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. Saunders; 2009:170-174.
  • Daniels Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge in Small Animal Endocrinology, 1992, 1995, 1998
  • Alumni Professor Award, Auburn University, 1992–1997
  • Ralston Purina Award for Small Animal Research, 1991
  • Beecham Award for Research Excellence, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1990