Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

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

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Karen is an Assocaite Professor in Transfusion Medicine and Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. She is Co-Head of the Emergency and Critical Department and Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA).

Karen graduated from Cambridge in 2001 and spent two years in small animal practice before completing an internship at Liverpool University.

She then worked at an emergency clinic before starting a residency at the RVC in Emergency and Critical Care. She gained the American Diploma in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2008, the European Diploma in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015 and is now an Associate Professor in Transfusion Medicine and ECC.  .  She is also Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service.

Her areas of interest include transfusion medicine, acute kidney injury and veterinary teaching.

Abnormal platelet activity in dogs and cats - impact and measurement.
Gant P, McBride D, Humm KR
Small Anim Pract. 2020 Jan;61(1):3-18. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13092.PMID: 31919851 Review

Prospective evaluation of the utility of cross-matching prior to first transfusion in cats: 101 cases. 
Humm KR, Chan DL.
J Small Anim Pract, 2020 May;61(5):285-291. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13124

Xenotransfusion of canine blood to cats: a review of 49 cases and their outcome.
Le Gal A, Thomas EK, Humm KR.
J Small Anim Pract. 2020 Mar;61(3):156-162. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13096.

The use of mental metronomes during simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.
Kneba EJ, Humm KR.
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2020 Jan;30(1):92-96. doi: 10.1111/vec.12915

Caval-aortic ratio and caudal vena cava diameter in dogs before and after blood donation.
Herreria-Bustillo VJ, Fitzgerald E, Humm KR.
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2019 Nov;29(6):643-646. doi: 10.1111/vec.12900. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

A review of hyperfibrinolysis in cats and dogs.
Birkbeck R, Humm K, Cortellini S.
J Small Anim Pract. 2019 Nov;60(11):641-655. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13068. Epub 2019 Oct 13.PMID: 31608455 Review.

Retrospective evaluation of pericardial catheter placement in the management of pericardial effusion in dogs (2007-2015):18 cases. 
Cook S, Cortellini S, Humm K.
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2019 Jul;29(4):413-417. doi: 10.1111/vec.12862. 

Retrospective evaluation of factors influencing transfusion requirements and outcome in cats with pelvic injury (2009-2014): 122 cases.
Gant P, Asztalos I, Kulendra E, Lee K, Humm K.
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2019 Jul;29(4):407-412. doi: 10.1111/vec.12852. 


Birkbeck R, Greensmith T, Humm K, Tinson E. (2019)
Haemoabdomen due to suspected anaphylaxis in four dogs.
Veterinary Record Case Reports 7(1)

Pet owners' awareness of animal blood banks and their motivations towards animal blood donation.
Wilder A, Humm K.
Vet Rec. 2019 Oct 26;185(16):509. doi: 10.1136/vr.105139. 

Holmes, A C; Tivers, M; Humm, K; Adamantos, S.
Lung lobe torsion in adult and juvenile pugs.
Veterinary Record Case Reports, 2018.  Case report.

Cole, L P; Humm, K.
Twelve autologous blood transfusions in eight cats with haemoperitoneum.

Ultrasonographic findings in cats with acute kidney injury: a retrospective study. Cole LP, Mantis P, Humm K.J Feline Med Surg. 2019 Jun;21(6):475-480. doi: 10.1177/1098612X18785738  2018

Darcy HP, Humm K, Ter Haar G.
Retrospective analysis of incidence, clinical features, potential risk factors, and prognostic indicators for aspiration pneumonia in three brachycephalic dog breeds.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Oct 1;253(7):869-876. doi: 10.2460/javma.253.7.869




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