Canine Leptospirosis: What You Need to Know About This Dangerous Bacteria

Dr. Kathryn Primm on Pet Life Radio

    In this week's episode of ER VET, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist interviews Dr. Suzy Fincham-Gray, DACVIM board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist. With the recent nature disasters (Hurricane Irma & Harvey), there has been more flooding... and with that comes an increased risk of this water-loving bacteria that can cause kidney failure and liver damage to your dog. What you need to know about leptospirosis and how to keep your dog safe.


    Dr. Suzy Fincham-Gray is originally from the UK, and graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2000. She then traveled across the pond to complete an internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Following her internship, Dr. Fincham-Gray completed a residency in small animal internal medicine also at the University of Pennsylvania. She qualified as a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in 2004. Her interests include immune-mediated disease, intestinal disease, and feline medicine. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Fincham-Gray recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing and is finishing her first book, publication date to be announced! She also enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and the four-legged members of her family—three cats and their newest addition, a cat-sized dog named Stanley.