Sharon M Dial
- Research Scientist, Veterinary Medicine
- Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology
- Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
- 4-Methylpyrazole as an antidote to ethylene glycol toxicity in the dog and cat.
- D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine
- Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
- B.S. Microbiology
- Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
- Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona (2005 - Ongoing)
- Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona (2000 - 2005)
- ANTECH Diagnostics (1998 - 2000)
- Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, LLC (1996 - 1998)
- Southwest Veterinary Diagnostics (1994 - 1996)
- Department of Veterinary Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University (1990 - 1994)
- Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1988 - 1990)
- Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University (1985 - 1988)
- Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University (1983 - 1985)
- Montezuma Veterinary Clinic (1982 - 1983)
Licensure & Certification
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology, American College of Veterinary Pathology (1990)
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology, American College of Veterinary Pathology (2002)
FoundationsVETM 801 (Fall 2020)
Self DefenseVETM 806 (Fall 2020)
Honors Independent StudyHNRS 499H (Spring 2019)
Honors ThesisECOL 498H (Spring 2016)
- Dial, S. M. (2015). Clinical Veterinary Advisor.More infoContributing author for collection of short topics in small animal medicine.
- Thrall, M., Osweiler, G. D., Grauer, G. F., Connally, H. E., & Dial, S. M. (2016). Ethylene glycol toxicity. In The 5-minute Veterinary Consult(pp 468-469). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens.
- Dial, S. M. (2014). Section IV: Laboratory Tests. In Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats(pp 1350, 1358, 1359, 1369,1412, 1413, 1415, 1416, 1427.). Elsevier.More infoTest descriptions authored: Acanthocytes, Anion Gap, Aspergillus spp. Serology, Brucella Slide Agglutination, Lymphocyte Flow Cytometry, Lymphocytes Polymerase Chain Reaction, Mast Cell Tumor Prognostic Panel, Mycoplasma spp. Culture, Mycobacterial Culture, Neospora Caninum Serology, Rabies Diagnostic Testing,Clinical Veterinary Advisor is a comprehensive reference for essential diagnostic and therapeutic information for dogs and cats. Contributing authors provided a concise description of specific tests including: definition, physiology/biology, causes of abnormally high or positive tests, next diagnostic steps, important interspecies differences, laboratory artifacts, specimen collection and handling, cost, and "pearls" or relevant tips to the best use of the test
- Harris, L., & Dial, S. M. (2017). An Unusual Case of Portal Hypertension Secondary to Primary Hypoplasia of the Portal Vein. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 53(6), 331-337. doi:10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6428
- Simões, D. M., & Dial, S. M. (2016). Retrospective analysis of cutaneous lesions in 23 canine and 17 feline cases of coccidiodomycosis seen in Arizona, USA (2009-2015).. Vet Dermatol, 27(5), 346-e87. doi:10.1111/vde.12356
- Deaver, S., Hoyer, P., Dial, S., Field, M., Collier, R., & Rhoads, M. (2013). Localization of ghrelin and its receptor in the reproductive tract of Holstein heifers. J Dairy Sci, 96(1), 150-157.More infodoi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5506. Epub 2012 Nov 8
- Morrison, C., Dial, S., Day, W. J., & Joens, L. (2012). Investigations of Salmonella enterica serovar newport infections of oysters by using immunohistochemistry and knockout mutagenesis. Appl Environ Microbiol, 78(8), 2867-2873.More infodoi: 10.1128/AEM.07456-11. Epub 2012 Feb 3.
- Galgiani, J. N., Shubitz, L., & Dial, S. M. (2011). T-lymphocyte predominance in lesions of canine coccidioidomycosis. Vet Pathol, 48(5), 1008-11. doi:10.1177/0300985810384410
- Kidney, B. A., Dial, S. M., & Christopher, M. M. (2009). Guidelines for resident training in veterinary clinical pathology. III: cytopathology and surgical pathology. Vet Clin Pathol, 38(3), 281-287. doi:10.1111/j.1939-165X.2009.00172.x.
- Songer, G. G., Trinh, H. T., Dial, S. M., & Glock, R. (2009). Equine colitis X associated with infection by Clostridium difficile NAP1/027. J Vet Diagn Invest, 21(3), 377-380.
- Graupmann-Kuzma, A., Valentine, B. A., Shubitz, L., Dial, S. M., Watrous, B., & Tornquist, S. J. (2008). Coccidioidomycosis in dogs and cats: a review. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 44(5), 226-235.
- Shubitz, L., Dial, S. M., Perrill, R., Casement, R., & Galgiani, J. N. (2008). Vaccine-induced cellular immune responses differ from innate responses in susceptible and resistant strains of mice infected with Coccidioides posadasii.. Infect Immun, 76(12), 5553-5564. doi:10.1128/IAI.00885-08
- Akporiaye, E. T., Bradley-Dunlop, D., Gendler, S. J., Mukherjee, P., Madsen, C. S., Hahn, T., Besselsen, D. G., Dial, S. M., Cui, H., & Trevor, K. (2007). Characterization of the MUC1.Tg/MIN transgenic mouse as a model for studying antigen-specific immunotherapy of adenomas. Vaccine, 25(39-40), 6965-6974.
- Dial, S. M., Sharkey, L. C., & Matz, M. e. (2007). Maximizing the diagnostic value of cytology in small animal practice. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 37(2), 351-372.
- Dial, S., & Dial, S. M. (2007). Fungal diagnostics: current techniques and future trends. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice, 37(2).More infoThe diagnosis of fungal disease is a challenge that requires diligent attention to history and clinical signs as well as an astute ability to interpret laboratory data. Because fungal disease can mimic other infectious and neoplastic diseases in clinical presentation, the clinician has to be aware of fungal diseases common locally as well as in other regions of the country. A global approach to the diagnosis of fungal disease that correlates clinical signs as well as physical examination, clinical pathology, and histopathology findings with serology, culture, and the newer immunohistochemical and molecular techniques, where available, is the best approach to optimize the identification of the underlying agent.
- Dial, S., Butkiewicz, C. D., Shubitz, L. E., & Dial, S. M. (2005). Risk factors associated with Coccidioides infection in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 226(11).More infoTo evaluate potential risk factors for Coccidioides infection among dogs living in a region in which the organism is endemic (Pima and Maricopa counties, Arizona).
- Dial, S., Shubitz, L. F., & Dial, S. M. (2005). Coccidioidomycosis: a diagnostic challenge. Clinical techniques in small animal practice, 20(4).More infoCoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal infection acquired endemically in the southwestern United States. Clinical disease is quite common in the dog; though less frequently recognized in the cat, disease is often severe at the time of diagnosis. Diagnosis can be a challenge because serology, while specific, is not very sensitive and quantitative titration of antibodies does not correlate entirely with clinical disease in dogs. Radiographs, serum biochemistry tests and complete blood counts are beneficial additions to the database when establishing a diagnosis; cytology, histopathology, and culture are definitive when available. Advanced imaging can detect central nervous system and subtle skeletal lesions. Disease can occur in most organs of the body and may prove a diagnostic challenge requiring several modalities. Coccidioidomycosis may need to be considered both in animals in the endemic region and in those with a travel history through it.
- Li, l., Dial, S. M., Schmelz, M., Rennels, M. A., & Ampel, N. (2005). Cellular immune suppressor activity resides in lymphocyte cell clusters adjacent to granulomata in human coccidioidomycosis. Infect Immun, 73(7), 3923-3928.
- Ramanathapuram, L. V., Hahn, T., Dial, S. M., & Akporiaye, E. T. (2005). Chemo-immunotherapy of breast cancer using vesiculated alpha-tocopheryl succinate in combination with dendritic cell vaccination. Nutr Cancer, 53(2), 177-193.
- Shubitz, L., Butkiewicz, C. D., Dial, S. M., & Lindan, C. P. (2005). Incidence of coccidioides infection among dogs residing in a region in which the organism is endemic. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 226(11), 1846-1850.
- Matz, M. M. (2013, September). Internal Medicine: When Laboratory Test don't fit.. Continuing Education Presentation. Tucson, AZ: Southern Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.
- Dial, S. M. (2012). Surgical Pathology. Presentation to SAVMA on Surgical Pathology techniques. Tucson, AZ.
- Dial, S. M. (2012). Technology in Teaching Veterinary Clinical Pathology Trainees. Education Forum at the annual ASVCP/ACVP conference. Seattle, WA: ASVCP/ACVP.
- Dial, S. M. (2011). Beyond the Numbers: What Automated Hematology Analyzers Can't Tell You. A two hour presentation on veterinary hematology and hematology analyzers given via internet video link (GoToMeeting). Tucson, AZ and Lexington, KY.More infoInternet/intranet
- Dial, S. M. (2011). Boot Camp: Clinical Pathology and Wellness Case Studies in Clinical Diagnostics. two day interactive continuing education program on developing and implementing a strong clinical diagnostic medical team and wellness program within the hospital. Malmo, Sweden.
- Dial, S. M. (2011). Boot Camp: Clinical Pathology and Wellness Case Studies in Clinical Diagnostics. two day interactive continuing education program on developing and implementing a strong clinical diagnostic medical team and wellness program within the hospital. Nyborg, Denmark.
- Dial, S. M. (2011). Zoonotic Diseases. Arizona Society of Histotechnology Region VII Symposium. Tucson, AZ: Arizona Society of Histotechnology.
- Dial, S. M. (2010, Fall). AzVDL Education in Veterinary Clinical Pathology.