Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Small animal internal medicine

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan
  • MVetSc WCVM, University of Saskatchewan
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Research Interests

  • Incretin hormone profiles in lean, obese, and diabetic cats
  • Veterinary medical education


Case Reports/Series:

  • Coutu MP, Rousset N, Cosford K.  2015.  Dynamic cervical lung herniation causing dysphagia in a puppy. Vet Record Case Reports, 3(1): e000193.  https://www.doi.org/10.1136/vetreccr-2015-000193

  • Sandmeyer, L.S., Cosford, K., Grahn, B.H.  2009.  Metastatic carcinoma in a cat. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 50(1): 95-96.

  • Cockwill KR, Taylor SM, Snead EC, Dickinson R, Cosford K, Malek S, Lindsay LR, Diniz PP.  2009.  Granulocytic anaplasmosis in three dogs from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 50(8): 835-840.

  • Cosford, K.L., Taylor, S.M., Thompson, L., Shelton, G.D.  2008.  A possible new inherited myopathy in a Labrador retriever. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 49(4): 393-397.

Original Research:

  • Bouillon, J., Duke, T., Focken, A.P., Snead, E.C., Cosford, K.L.  2020.  Effects of dexmedetomidine on glucose homeostasis in healthy cats.  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 22(4): 344-349.  https://www.doi.org/10.1177/1098612X19847282

  • Chicoine, A., Illing, K., Vuong, S., Pinto, K.R., Alcorn, J., Cosford, K.  2020.  Pharmacokinetic and safety evaluation of various oral doses of a novel 1:20 THC:CBD cannabis herbal extract in dogs.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7: 583404.  https://www.doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.583404

  • Cosford, K., Briere, J., Ambros, B., Beazley, S., Cartwright, C.  2020.  Effect of instructional format on veterinary students' task performance and emotional state during a simulation-based canine endotracheal intubation laboratory: Handout versus video.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 47(2): 239-247.  https://www.doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0618-077r1

  • Cosford, K.L., Koo, S.T.  2020.  In-hospital medical management of feline urethral obstruction: A review of recent clinical research.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(6): 595-604.

  • Chalifoux, N.V., Burgess, H.J., Cosford, K.L.  2019.  The association between serial point-of-care test results and hospitalization time in canine parvovirus infection (2003-2015).  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 60(7): 725-730.

  • Cosford, K., Hoessler, C., Shmon, C.  2019.  Evaluation of a first-year veterinary surgical skills laboratory: A retrospective review.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 46(12): 423-428.  https://www.doi.org/10.3138/jvme.1017-143r1

  • Cosford, K.L.  2018.  Brucella canis: An update on research and clinical management.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(1): 74-81.

  • McMillan CJ, Zapata RC, Chelikani PK, Snead EC, Cosford K.  2016.  Circulating concentrations of glucagon-like peptide 1, glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide, peptide YY, and insulin in client-owned lean, overweight and diabetic cats. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 54: 85-94.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2015.10.001

  • Snead, E.C., Taylor, S.M., van der Kooij, M., Cosford, K., Beggs, A.H., Shelton, G.D., 2015  Clinical Phenotype of X-linked Myotubular Myopathy in Labrador Retriever Puppies.  Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 29(1):254-260.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/jvim.12513

  • Beazley, S.G., Cosford, K., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2011.  Cardiopulmonary effects of using carbon dioxide for laparoscopic surgery in cats. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 52(9): 973-978.

  • Cosford, K.L., Shmon, C.L., Myers, S.L., Taylor, S.M., Carr, A.P., Steiner, J.M., Suchodolski, J.S., Mantovani. F. 2010.  Prospective evaluation of laparoscopic pancreatic biopsies in 11 healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 24(1): 104-113.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0420.x

Review Article:

  • Cosford, K.L., Taylor, S.M. 2010.  Exercise intolerance in retrievers. Veterinary Medicine.