Carla Sommardahl - Contributor Profile


Carla Sommardahl, DVM is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center.  She received her BS Degree in Animal Science at the University of Arkansas in 1985 and completed her DVM at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.  

Dr Sommardahl completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a 3 year residency program in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995.  She received an NIH training grant and completed her PhD in 1999 in the Comparative Experimental Medicine program at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Dr Sommardahl continued her research in polycystic kidney disease as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology until she joined the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences as a full time faculty member in Large Animal Medicine in 2001. She served as section head of the Large Animal Medicine Section until recently, when she was appointed as Interim Department Head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in May 2020. 

Published Papers

  • E. McElligott, C. Sommardahl, S. Cox. Pharmacokinetics of Oral Chloramphenicol Base in Adult Horses at 50 Mg/Kg Dosage. JAVMA 2017 Jul 1;251(1):90-94.
  • Videla R, Sommardahl CS, Elliott SB, Vasili A, Andrews FM. Effects of Intravenously Administered Esomeprazole Sodium on Gastric Juice pH in Adult Female Horses. J Vet Intern Med. 2011 May;25(3):558-62.
  • Tyner GA, Nolen-Walston RD, Hall T, Palmero JP, Couëtil L, Javsicas L, Stack A, Schott H, Johnson A, Hardefeldt L, Gruntman A, Sommardahl C, Menzies-Gow N,
  • Depedro P, Norman T, Fennell LC, Axon JE, Lindborg S, Aceto H, Boston R, Engiles J. A Multicenter Retrospective Study of 151 Renal Biopsies in Horses. J Vet Intern Med. 2011 May;25(3):532-539. 
  • Roshwalb S, Gorman S, Hurst S, Bartges J, Agarwal S, Sommardahl C, Odoi A, Dhar MS. mRNA expression of canine ATP10C, a P4-type ATPase, is positively associated with body condition score. Vet J. 2010 Oct 5. 
  • Buchheit T, Sommardahl C, Frank N, Roberson J. Use of a constant-rate infusion of insulin for the treatment of hyperglycemic, hypernatremic, hyperosmolar syndrome in an alpaca cria. J Am Vet Med Assoc. In Press
  • Cruz  VC, Sommardahl CS¸ Chapman EA, Fry MM, Schumacher J. Successful treatment of a sinonasal cryptococcal granuloma in a horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Feb. 15; 234: 509-513, 2009. 
  • Sargent S, Buchanan BR, Frank LA, , Sommardahl CS, Kania SA, Rotstein DS. Idiopathic Systemic Granulomatous Disease. Comp Equine, January 2007.
  • Andrews FM, Frank N, Sommardahl CS, Buchanan BR, Elliott SB, Allen VA. Effects of intravenously administrated omeprazole on gastric juice pH and gastric ulcer scores in adult horses. J Vet Intern Med. Sep-Oct;20(5):1202-6, 2006.

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