Dr. JD Foster completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin and obtained a master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Kansas. After several years in academia, he now runs the Nephrology & Urology and Extracorporeal Therapies services at Friendship Hospital for Animals. Dr. Foster’s research interests include nontraditional uses of extracorporeal blood purification, glomerulonephritis, and drug pharmacokinetics in patients with kidney disease. He has lectured internationally on these subjects and has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in nephrology and urology. He is a past-president of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology, a current board member of the International Renal Interest Society, and the nephrology chair of the American College of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology.
Clinical Areas of Interest
- Hemodialysis and extracorporeal therapies
- Acute kidney injury
Why Do You Work at Friendship?
I like being part of a collaborative, innovative, and proficient team. We work together to create every opportunity for our patients to beat their illnesses.
- BS – Biology- University of Pittsburgh
- VMD- University of Pennsylvania
- MS – Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Kansas
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small animal internal medicine)
Publications and Research
Torre MY. Furrow E. Foster JD. Effect of urine specific gravity on performance of urine microscopy in predicting urine culture results in dogs and cats. J Small Animal Pract. 2022; Apr;63(4):286-292.
Tate NE, Minor KM, Lulich JP, Mickelson JR, Berent A, Foster JD, Petersen KH, Furrow E. Diverse variants in XDH and MOCOS underlie xanthine urolithiasis in dogs. Mol Genetics Metabolism Reports 2021; Sep 17;29:100792.
Foster, JD. Extracorporeal Therapies in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit. Vet Clin North Am Small Animal Pract 2020; 50, 1215-1236.
Mazzaferro EM, Balakrishnan A, Hackner SG, Forman M, Foster JD, Calabro J, Cianciolo RE. Delayed type III hypersensitivity reaction with acute kidney injury in two dogs following administration of concentrated human albumin during treatment for hypoalbuminemia secondary to septic peritonitis. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2020;30, 574-580.
Hezzell MJ, Foster JD, Oyama MA, et al. Measurements of echocardiographic indices and biomarkers of kidney injury in dogs with chronic kidney disease. Vet J. 2020;255:105420.
Citron, L., Weinstein, N., Littman, M., Foster, J. Urine cortisol‐creatinine and protein‐creatinine ratios in urine samples from healthy dogs collected at home and in hospital J Vet Intern Med 2020;34(2), 777-782.
Etedali NE, Reese J, Foster JD. Retrospective evaluation of ultrasound-guided pyelocentesis and pyelography in dogs and cats: complications and clinical utility. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2019;254:826-834.
Foster JD, Drobatz KJ, Cowgill LD. Associations between dialysate sodium concentration and plasma sodium concentration of dogs receiving intermittent hemodialysis treatments. Am J Vet Res. 2018;79(4):450-454.
Foster JD, Krishnan H, Cole SJ. Retrospective characterization of subclinical bacteriuria, bacterial cystitis, and pyelonephritis in dogs with chronic kidney disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018;252(10):1257-1262
Cianciolo RE, Foster JD, Martinez M, Lees GE. Glomerular atherosclerotic emboli in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc.2017 250(5): 515-517.
Tauk B, Foster JD. Treatment of ibuprofen toxicity with serial charcoal hemoperfusion and hemodialysis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2016. Nov;26(6):787-792.
Foster JD. Update on Mineral and Bone Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. Nov;46(6):1131-49. 2016.
Kelly KL, Drobatz KJ, Foster JD. Effect of fenoldopam continuous infusion on glomerular filtration rate and fractional excretion of sodium in healthy dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2016. Sep;30(5):1655-1660.
Dowling SR, Webb J, Foster JD, Ginn J, Foy DS, Trepanier LA. Opportunistic fungal infections in dogs treated with ciclosporin and glucocorticoids: eight cases. J Small Anim Pract. 2015. 57(2), 105-109.
Gross C, Cianciolo RE, Lees GE, Brown CA, Foster JD. Proliferative, necrotizing and crescentic immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis in a cat. J Feline Med Surg Open Reports. 2015 1(2):1-6.
Mans C, Foster JD. Endoscopy-guided ectopic egg removal from the urinary bladder in a leopard tortoise(Stigmochelys pardalis). Can Vet J. 2014 Jun;55(6):569-72.
Foster JD, Sample S, Kohler R, Watson K, Muir P, Trepanier LA. Serum biomarkers of clinical and cytologic response in dogs with idiopathic immune-mediated polyarthropathy. J Vet Intern Med. 2014;28(3):905-911.
Foster JD, Trepanier LA, Ginn JA. Use of linezolid to treat MRSP bacteremia and discospondylitis in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2014;50 (1):53-8.
Foster JD, Hartmann FA, Moriello KA. A case of apparent canine erysipeloid associated with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacteraemia. Vet Dermatol. 2012;23 (6): 528-e108.
Foster JD, Pinkerton ME. Bilateral ureteropelvic junction stenosis causing hydronephrosis and renal failure in an adult cat. J Feline Med Surg. 2012;14 (12): 938-41.
Foster JD. Managing urolithiasis in dogs. Today’s Vet Practice. 2021;Mar/Apr, 2-9.
Foster JD. Compounded fluconazole pitfalls. Clin Brief. 2017;11: 42.
Foster JD. Focus on Pharmacology: Use of Antibiotics in the Urinary Tract. Today’s Vet Practice. 2017;7 (2): 119-127.
Foster JD. Canine chronic kidney disease: current diagnostics & goals for long term management. Today’s Vet Practice. 2013;3 (5): 21-6.
Langston CE and Foster JD. Hemodialysis. In Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals. 2ndedition. Expected publication 2023.
Foster JD. Renal Manifestation of Systemic Disease. In Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals. 2ndedition. Expected publication 2023.
Foster JD. Fluid Therapy for Renal Disease. In Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals. 2ndedition. Expected publication 2023.
Foster JD. Acute Kidney Injury. In Ettinger’s Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 9thEdition. Expected publication 2022.
Foster JD. Fluid Therapy for Renal Disease. In Kirk & Bonagura’s Current Veterinary Therapy XVI. Elsevier Science. Expected Publication 2022.
Foster JD. Glomerulonephritis. In Blackwell’s 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Tilley LP and Smith FWK, editors. 7th edition. 2021.
Bava AE and Foster JD. Polyarthritis- Non-Erosive. In Blackwell’s 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Tilley LP and Smith FWK, editors. 7th edition 2021.
Lorbach S and Foster JD. Polyarthritis- Erosive. In Blackwell’s 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Tilley LP and Smith FWK, editors. 7th edition. 2021.
Foster JD. Oliguria. In: Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper K, eds.: The Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, St. Louis, 2018, Wiley.
Foster JD. Grape and Raisin Toxicity. In: Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper K, eds.: The Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, St. Louis, 2018, Wiley.
Foster JD, Humm K. Renal and Urinary Emergencies. In: King L, Boag A, eds.: BSAVA Manual of Emergency and Critical Care, ed 3, St. Louis, 2017, Wiley.
Kunder D, Foster JD. Cutaneous manifestations of internal disease. In: Little S, ed.: August’s Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, ed. 7, Philadelphia, 2015, Elsevier.