Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Cardiovascular and Renal Biology, CPCS (Research Programme)

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Internal Medicine

Barbara is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine and Co-head of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Serivce, QMHA, RVC. She currently spends the main part of her time on the referral clinical service in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals and the rest of her time on teaching and clinical research.

Barbara graduated from the University of Leipzig, Germany, in 2001. After completing a Doctoral Thesis at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Barbara accepted a position as Intern in a private referral centre in Switzerland in 2004. On completion of this programme she entered the joined Residency Programme in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Giessen, Germany, and the Royal Veterinary College of London and gained her Diplomate ECVIM-CA in 2008.
Prior to returning to the RVC as a Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine in December 2009 Barbara has been working as a specialist in a private referral centre in South-England.

Barbara is currently on the Editorial Board and an Associate Editor of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence, which is published by RCVS Knowledge.

Barbara’s main research interests include haematology, immunology, gastroenterology and selected topics in endocrinology such as hyperthyroidism and acromegaly.

  • James Swann, Sarah Tayler, Richard Sparrow, Barbara Skelly, Barbara Glanemann. Cross-sectional study of approaches to diagnosis and management of dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia in primary care and referral veterinary practices in the United Kingdom. PLoS One. 2021 Sep 20;16(9):e0257700.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0257700. eCollection 2021.

  • Barbara Glanemann, Seo YJ, Priestnall S et al. Clinical Efficacy of Prebiotics and Glycosaminoglycans versus Placebo In Dogs with Food Responsive Enteropathy Receiving a Hydrolyzed Diet: A Pilot Study. PLoS One 2021 Oct 21;16(10):e0250681.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0250681. eCollection 2021.

  • Deirdre MullowneyYu-Mei Chang, Barbara Glanemann, Harriet M. Syme. Treatment failure in hyperthyroid cats after radioiodine (I-131) injection. JVIM 2021 May.

  • Garden O, Kidd L, Mexas A, Chang YM, Jefferey Y, Blois S, Fogle J, MacNeil A, Lubas G, Birkenheuer A, Buoncompagni S, Dandrieux J, Di Loria A, Fellman C, Glanemann B, Goggs R, Granick J, LeVine D, Sharp C, Smith-Carr S, Swann J, Szladovits B. ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs and cats. J Vet Intern Med 2019 Mar;33(2):313-334. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15441. Epub 2019 Feb 26.
  • Swann J, Garden O, Fellman C, Glanemann B, Goggs R, LeVine D, Mackin A, Whitely N. ACVIM consensus statement on the treatment of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2019 May;33(3):1141-1172. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15463. Epub 2019 Mar 7. 
  • Woolhead V, Szladovits B, Swann J, Glanemann B. Breed predispositions, clinical findings, and prognostic factors for death in dogs with non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia. J Vet Intern Med 2021 Jan;35(1):252-260. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15986. Epub 2020 Dec 8
  • Ambrosini YM, Borcherding DC, Seo YJ, Segarra S, Glanemann B, Garden OA, Neuber S, Mueller U, Dank VD, Borts D, Atherly T, Willette A, Jergens AE, Mochel JP, Allenspach A. Treatment with hydrolyzed diet supplemented with prebiotics and glycosaminoglycans alters lipids metabolism in canine inflammatory bowel disease. Front Vet Sci. 2020 Jul 30;7:451. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00451. eCollection 2020.

  • Nerhagen S, Moberg HL, Boge GS, and Glanemann B. Prednisolone-induced diabetes mellitus in the cat: a historical cohort. J Feline Med Surg. 2021 Feb;23(2):175-180. doi: 10.1177/1098612X20943522. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

  • McCormack R, Olley L, Glanemann B and Swann JW. Prospective observational study of the use of omeprazole and maropitant citrate in veterinary specialist care. Nature Scientific Reports, 2020; 10:15727.

  • Swann, J W; Szladovits, B; Threlfall, A J; Garden, O A; Chang, Y M; Church, D B; Glanemann, B.
    Randomised controlled trial of fractionated and unfractionated prednisolone regimens for dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia.

  • Darcy H, Simpson K, Gajanayake I, Seth M, McGrotty Y, Szladovits B Glanemann B. Feline primary erythrocytosis:a multicenter case series of 18 cats. JFMS 2018 Dec;20(12):1192-1198 doi: 10.1177/1098612X17750333. Epub 2018 Jan 24
  • Marsilio S, Glanemann B, Martin L, Szladovits B, Neiger R. Leptin and Ghrelin concentration in hyperthyroid cats before and after radioactive iodine therapy compared to euthyroid control cats. Tierarztl Prax 2017 16; 45 (2). Doie:10.15654/TPK-160333. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Swann J, Woods K, Wu J, Glanemann B, Garden O. Characterisation of the Immunophenotype of dogs with primary immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia. PLoS One 2016 Dec 12; 11(12):e0168296.

  • Swann J, Szladovits B, Glanemann B. Demographic characteristics, survival and prognostic factors for mortality in cats with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia. J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 30(1):147-56. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

  • Peters L, Glanemann B, Garden O, Szladovits B. Cytological findings of 140 canine and feline bile samples and associated clinical pathological data. J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 30(1):123-31. Epub 2015 Nov 14.

  • Anna J. Threlfall, Alisdair M. Boag, Francesca Soutter, Barbara Glanemann, Harriet M. Syme and Brian Catchpole. Analysis of DLA-DQB1 and polymorphisms in CTLA4 in Cocker spaniels affected with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia.Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2015, 2:8

  • Schmitz S, Glanemann B, Garden O, Brooks H, Chang YM,Werling D,Allenspach K. A prospective, randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled pilot study on the effect of Enterococcus faecium on clinical activity and intestinal gene expression in canine food-responsive chronic enteropathy. JVIM 2015

  • Hill M, Scudder C, Glanemann B, Drees R. Hyperthrophic osteodystrophy in a dog imaged with CT. Vet Rec Case Rep 2015;3:e000155.

  • Owczarek-Lipska M, Jagannathan V, Drögemüller C, Lutz S, Glanemann B, Leeb T, Kook PH. A frameshift mutation in the cubilin gene (CUBN) in Border Collies with Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome (selective cobalamin malabsorption). PLoS One. 2013 Apr 16;8(4):e61144

  • Glanemann, B. A review: Thrombocytopathia in dogs and cats. Kleintierpraxis 2011, 56 (1):22-32.

  • Glanemann B, Gaut N, Neiger R. Effects of anaesthesia on thyroxine and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in dogs. Tierärztliche Praxis 2008, 36 (6):427-431.

  • Glanemann B, Bridger N, Schönenbrücher H, et al. Detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis specific DNA by PCR in intestinal biopsies of dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2008; 22 (5):1090-4.

  • Bridger N, Glanemann B, Neiger R. Comparison of postprandial and ceruletide serum bile acid stimulation in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2008; 22 (4):873-8.

  • Glanemann B, Hildebrandt N, Schneider M, Moritz A, Neiger R. Recurrent single oesophageal stricture treated with a self-expanding stent in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2008; 10(5):505-509.

  • Glanemann B, Stosic A, Neiger R. Hypoparathyroidism in a dog. Kleintierpraxis 2006

Conference presentations (2015-2018):

Barbara has various teaching roles including undergraduate clinical rotational teaching and Senior Clinical Training Scholar supervision. She is also involved in didactic teaching of the 3rd and 4th year BVetMed students in multiple subjects, including gastroenterology, respiratory and lymphoreticular systems, and in communication skills training for 1st year BVetMed students.
As her colleagues, Barbara is involved in some RVC CPD courses, both in the form of conventional lectures and also via online courses. As a module leader she is also involved in the new Veterinary Nurse Graduate and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. 

Barbara enjoys all areas of clinical medicine but particularly haematology, clinical immunology, and gastroenterology. She is actively involved in our radioiodine therapy and acromegaly clinic, and is happy to discuss any possible referral cases.

  • Member of the Credential Committe of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals) until 
  • Member of the Editorial Board and an Associate Editor of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence, which is published by RCVS Knowledge.


  • RVC Immunoregistry Research into Canine Autoimmune Diseases

    RVC researchers have launched an innovative new research project called the RVC ImmunoRegistry. This detailed investigation about autoimmune diseases in dogs involves collecting data in real time over one year after diagnosis to find out how affected dogs respond to treatment. The aspiration of this project is to provide data insights which can inform improvements to the treatment outcomes and quality of life for canine autoimmune patients.

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