Wendy Ware

DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM (Cardiology)
Clark Professorship in Veterinary Cardiology
1832 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  
  • M.S., Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 1986, Ohio State University Columbus, OH
  • Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine, 1982, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • B.A., Music, 1975, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ


Undergraduate Courses

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 444, Small Animal Medicine​

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 445, Large Animal Medicine

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 402, Clinical Cardiology elective

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 407, Feline Medicine elective: Dyspnea

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 440, Introduction to Clinics

  • Didactic Instructor, VPP 361, Pharmacology

  • Didactic Instructor, BMS(VPP) 350, Comparative Veterinary Physiology II

  • Didactic Instructor, BMS 333, Biomedical Sciences I

  • Didactic Instructor, BMS(VPP) 355, Integrative Physiology

  • Didactic Instructor, VPP 353, Integrative Physiology

  • Didactic Instructor, VMPM 378, Participated as a "clinical expert" for case study

Graduate Courses

  • Didactic Instructor, VPath 590, Systemic Pathology – “Clinical perspectives - cardiac disease”

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 640, Advanced Radiology – “Echocardiography”

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 677, Advanced Medicine – “Issues in heart failure”

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 676, Advanced Medicine – “Issues in cardiovascular medicine”

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 590A, Seminar in Clinical Veterinary Cardiology

  • Didactic Instructor, VCS 590Ware, Independent Study in Cardiovascular Physiology
Research Focus & Interests  

Neurohormonal changes in congestive heart failure (CHF), myocardial diseases, treatment strategies for CHF, echocardiographic evaluation (M-mode, 2-D, Doppler) in cardiac disease.

Honors & Awards  
  • Phyllis M. Clark Professorship in Cardiology, 2015- 2020
  • Wakonse Fellow, 2008
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society
  • Kal Kan Scholarship Award, 1982
  • Harwal Prize for Pharmacology, 1982
  • Greater Toledo Obedience Training Club Award, 1982
  • Appeals Committee, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), member (2014-2017)
  • Course Leader & Developer, ACVIM, (2014-2015)
  • Constitution Committee, ACVIM, member (2011)
  • Nominating Committee, ACVIM, member (2010)
  • Distinguished Service Award selection committee, ACVIM, chair (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award selection committee, ACVIM, member (2010)
  • Kirk Award selection committee, ACVIM, chair (2009)
  • Kirk Award selection committee, ACVIM, member (2010)
  • ‘Certificate of Clinical Excellence’ Awards for senior veterinary students: ISU Coordinator, ACVIM, (2009-2011)
  • Elected Vice President of the College Board of Regents, ACVIM, (2004-2005)
  • President-Elect of the College Board of Regents, ACVIM, (2005-2006)
  • President of the College Board of Regents, ACVIM, (2006-2007)
  • Chairperson, College Board of Regents, ACVIM, (2007-2008)
  • Immediate Past-Chair, College Board of Regents, ACVIM, (2008-2009)
  • Foundation Board of Directors, ACVIM Board Representative, Non-voting (2006-2007)
  • Foundation Board of Directors, ACVIM Board Representative, Voting (2007-2008)
  • Marketing Task Force, ACVIM, member, (2006-2009)
  • Strategic Planning Task Force, ACVIM, member (2007)
  • Future of the Forum Task Force, ACVIM, member (2007-2008)
  • Education and Research Committee, ACVIM, member (2007-2008)
  • Cardiology Nominating Committee, ACVIM, (1987-1990)
  • Cardiology Nominating Committee, ACVIM, Chairperson (1989)
  • Cardiology Examination Committee, ACVIM (1991-1994)
  • Cardiology Examination Committee, ACVIM, Chairperson (1993-1994)
  • Awards Committee, Phi Zeta (Gamma Chapter) (1993-1994)
  • Advisor, ISU Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association (1987-1991)
  1. American Veterinary Medical Association (1982 - present)
  2. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (1986 - present)
  3. Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (1998, 2005 – present)
  4. American Heart Association (Circulation Council ’96 –’00; Basic Sciences Council ’00 – ‘04)
  5. Society of Phi Zeta (1982 – present)
Selected Publications  

Refereed Publications: 20 selected publications out of over 100.

  1. Ware WA, Reina-Doreste Y, Stern JA, Meurs KM. (2015) Sudden Death Associated with QT Interval Prolongation and KCNQ1 Gene Mutation in a Family of English Springer Spaniels. J Vet Intern Med. doi:10.1111/jvim. 12550
  2. Yaeger MJ, Mullin K, Ensley SM, Ware WA, Slavin RE. Myocardial Toxicity in a Group of Greyhounds Administered Ractopamine. Vet Pathol. 2012; 49(3):569-573.
  3. Dierenfeld AD, McEntee MF, Vogler CA, Vite CH, Passage M, Le S, Shah S, Jens JK, Snella EM, Kline KL, Parkes JD, Ware WA, Moran LE, Fales-Williams AJ, Wengert JA, Whitley RD, Betts DM, Boal AM, Riedesel EA, Gross W, Ellinwood NM, Dickson PI. Replacing the Enzyme α-l-Iduronidase at Birth Ameliorates Symptoms in the Brain and Periphery of Dogs with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. Science Translational Medicine 1 December 2010: Vol. 2, Issue 60, p. 60-89
  4. Crandell JM, Ware WA. Cardiac toxicity from phenylpropanolamine overdose in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2005; 41:413-420.Crandell JM, Ware WA. Cardiac toxicity from phenylpropanolamine overdose in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2005; 41:413-420.
  5. Sponseller BT, Ware WA. ECG of the Month (Ventricular tachyarrhythmias after barn collapse in a horse), J Am Vet Med Assoc 2002, 221:196-197.
  6. Nelson OL, Riedesel E, Ware WA, Christensen WF. Echocardiographic and radiographic changes associated with systemic hypertension in cats. J Vet Intern Med 2002, 16:418-425.
  7. Sponseller BT, Ware WA. Successful treatment of staphylococcal endocarditis in a horse. Eq Vet Educ 13:298-302, 2001
  8. Ware WA. Therapy for Tachyarrhythmias: New Advances. Vet Med 2001, 96:620-633.
  9. Ware WA. Acquired pericardial disease: What every practitioner should know. Vet Med 2001, 96:635-644.
  10. Magnon AL, Meurs KM, Kittleson MD, Ware WA. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in intron 5 of the feline myosin regulatory light chain gene detected by SSCP analysis. Anim Genet. 2000, 31(4):281-2.
  11. Meurs KM, Kittleson M, Spangler E, Ware WA, Womack JE, Towbin JA. Nine polymorphisms within the head and hinge region of the feline cardiac beta-myosin heavy chain gene. Anim Genet. 2000; 31(3):231.
  12. Corti LB, Merkley D, Nelson OL, Ware WA. Retrospective evaluation of occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus with Hemoclips in twenty dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2000, 36:548-555.
  13. Magnon AL, Meurs KM, Kittleson MD, Ware WA. A highly polymorphic marker identified in intron 15 of the feline cardiac troponin T gene by SSCP analysis. Animal Genetics 2000; 31:236-237.
  14. Ware WA, Christensen WF: Duration of the QT Interval in Healthy Cats. Am J Vet Res, 1999; 60:1426 – 1429.
  15. Ware WA, Hopper DL: Cardiac Tumors in Dogs: 1982 - 1995. J Vet Internal Med, 1999; 13:95-103.
  16. Ware WA. Twenty-four Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiography in Normal cats. J Vet Internal Med, 1999; 13:175-180.
  17. Ware WA. Practical Use of Holter Monitoring. Compend Contin Educ 1998; 20:167-177.
  18. Quinones M, Dyer DC, Ware WA, Mehvar R: Pharmacokinetics of atenolol in clinically normal cats. Am J Vet Res 1996, 57:1050-1053.
  19. Lehmkuhl L, Ware WA, Bonagura JD:  Mitral stenosis in 12 dogs. J Vet Internal Med 1994, 8:2-17.
  20. Ware WA, Merkley DM, Riedesel DH:  Intracardiac thyroid tumor in a dog: diagnosis and surgical removal. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1994, 30:20-23.

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