Joao Felipe De Brito Galvao, Veterinary Specialist

MV, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Galvao joined VCA Arboretum View in the summer of 2011. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences. Additionally, he is an Associate Editor for Veterinary Record, The Official Journal of the British Veterinary Association. He was Medical Director from 2012-2016 and Internship Director from 2015-2016. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is also a known lecturer nationally and internationally, averaging 50 to 100 hours of lectures in renowned conferences like ACVIM Forum (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) and specialty courses per year.

Dr. Galvao is a 2004 graduate of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He did a Small Animal Medicine Residency at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil before coming to the US for an evaluated clinical year at the University of Wisconsin. Later, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Purdue University. He then concluded a three-year internal medicine residency and obtained a Master's degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Dr. Galvao enjoys all aspects of internal medicine with special interest in calcium disorders, gastroenteric, hepatobiliary, kidney, endocrine and immune-mediated diseases as well as interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy. He is one of the few veterinarians in the world experienced in numerous minimally invasive procedures like percutaneous antegrade and endoscopic retrograde ureteral stent placement, urethral stent placement, tracheal stent placement, nasopharyngeal stent placement, percutaneous cystolithotomy (PCCL), urethral collagen implant for urinary incontinence, urethral hydraulic occluder placement for urinary incontinence, perineal approach rigid cystoscopy in male dogs, subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement, ectopic ureter laser ablation, lithotripsy, among others. He also performs more common procedures like rhinoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, laparoscopic liver biopsy, endoscopic cautery polypectomy, among others.

Dr. Galvao is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM), Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAAHA), among others. He was the Chair of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Credentials Committee (2017-2018), and member from 2013-2019. He was a Urology Consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) from 2016-2018. He is also a member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society, Comparative Gastrointestinal Society, American Society of Nephrology and Urology, and American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Publications:

1. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & DiBartola, S. P. Distal renal tubular acidosis In: Tilley, LP; Smith, FWK. Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Blackwell Publishing, 7th ed., (in press).

2. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & DiBartola, S. P. Fanconi syndrome In: Tilley, LP; Smith, FWK. Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Blackwell Publishing, 7th ed., (in press).

3. de Brito Galvao, J. F., Otoni, C. C., Chew, D. J., Hokamp, J. A., Wellman, M. Prospective Evaluation of the Incidence of Canine Hypercalciuria and iCa Concentration with Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis. J Vet Inten Med. 2018 Nov;32(6):2274

4. Chacar, F. C., Kogik a, M. M., Chew, D. J., de Brito Galvao, J. F., de Moraes, H. A., Toribio, R., Makowski, A. J., Brunetto, M. A., Reche Jr., A. Vitamin D Metabolites in Chronic Kidney Disease Cats with Nephrolithiasis. J Vet Inten Med. 2018 Nov;32(6):2280

5. Kogika, M. M., Chacar, F. C., Martorelli, C. R., Chew, D. J., Toribio, R., de Brito Galvao, J. F., de Moraes, H. A., Makowski, A. J., Caragelasco, D. S., Rodrigues, C. E., Sanches, T. R., Andrade, L. C., Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 association with Vitamin D Metabolites in Dogs with Spontaneous Chronic Kidney Disease. J Vet Inten Med. 2018 Nov;32(6):2287

6. Council, N., Dyce, J., Drost, W. T., de Brito Galvao, J. F., Rosol, T. J., Chew, D. J. Bilateral patellar fractures and increased cortical bone thickness associated with long-term oral alendronate treatment in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2017 Jul-Dec; 3(2): 2055116917727137

7. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Chew, D. J.; Nagode, L.; Schenck, P. Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism. In: Scansen, BA & Bonagura JD (ed). Kirk & Bonagura's Current Veterinary Therapy XVI, 16th ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier (in press).  

8. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Parker, V., Chew, D. J. Feline idiopathic hypercalcemia. In: Scansen, BA & Bonagura JD (ed). Kirk & Bonagura's Current Veterinary Therapy XVI, 16th ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier, (in press).  

9. de Brito Galvao, J. F., Parker, V. J., Schenck P. A., Chew, D. J. Update on Feline Ionized Hypercalcemia. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Small Animal Practice. 2017 Mar;47(2):273-292

10. de Brito Galvao, J. F., Schenck P. A., Chew, D. J. Hypercalcemia – Quick reference. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Small Animal Practice. 2017 Mar;47(2):241-248

11. de Brito Galvao, J. F., Schenck P. A., Chew, D. J. Hypocalcemia – Quick reference. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Small Animal Practice. 2017 Mar;47(2):249-256

12. Hardy, B. T., de Brito Galvao, J. F., Green, T. A., DiBartola, S. P., Lord, L., Braudaway, S. R., Chew, D. J. Treatment of Ionized Hypercalcemia in 12 Cats (2006–2008) Using PO-Administered Alendronate. J. Vet Intern Med. 2015;29:200–206

13. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Chew, D. J.; Drost, W. T. What's your diagnosis? Hydroureter and hydronephrosis associated with polypoid cystitis in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013 Nov1;243(9):1251-3. 

14. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Schenck P. A.; Nagode, L. A.; Chew, D. J. Calcitriol, Calcidiol, PTH, and FGF-23 Interactions in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Journal of Vet. Em and Crit. Care. 2013; 23(2):134-162.

15. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Kisseberth, W. C.; Murahari, S.; Sutayatram, S.; Chew, D. J.; Inpanbutr, N. Effects of gemcitabine and gemcitabine in combination with carboplatin on five canine transitional cell carcinoma cells. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2012 Aug; 73 (8):1262-1272.

16. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Ball, R.; Kidder, A. C.; Baan, M.; Birchard, S. J.; Drost, W.T. What's your diagnosis? Bronchial foreign body in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Jan; 1(1):1-2.

17. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Chew, D. J. Metabolic complications of endocrine surgery. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Small Animal Practice, 2011 41:847-868.

18. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Johnson, S. E.; Sherding, R. G.; Baan, M.; Ball, R. L.; Ben-Amotz, R. Endoscopic diagnosis of a pylorogastric intussusception with spontaneous resolution. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2011 Nov-Dec; 47(6):e156-e161.

19. Klosterman, E. S.; Moore, G. E.; de Brito Galvao, J. F.; DiBartola, S. P.; Groman, R. P.; Whittemore, J. C.; Vaden, S. L.; Harris, T. L; Byron, J. K.; Dowling, S. R.; Grant, D. C.; Grauer, G. F.; Pressler, B. M. Comparison of signalment, clinicopathologic findings, histologic diagnosis, and prognosis in dogs with glomerular disease with or without nephrotic syndrome. J Vet Inten Med. 2011 Mar; 25(2):206-14.

20. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Pressler, B. M.; Freeman, L. J.; Rohleder, J. J.; Burgess, R. C.; Ramos-Vara, J. A.. Mucinous gastric carcinoma with abdominal carcinomatosis and hypergastrinemia in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2009;45:197-202

21. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Trepanier, L. A. Evaluation of the risk of hemolytic anemia following intravenous famotidine administration in hospitalized cats. J Vet Inten Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 22(2):325-9.

22. de Brito Galvao, J. F., Chew, D. J., Schenk, P. Hypercalcemia: Diagnosis and treatment options in the dog and cat. Veterinary Focus 2011; 21(1):27-34

23. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & Chew, D. J. Cystoscopic-guided biopsy of lesions optimizes treatment in a dog. The Ohio State – VMC Newsletter – Update for veterinarians. Nov-Dec., 2010, p. 3

24. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & Chew, D. J. Calcitriol in Feline Patients. The Feline Patient. 5th ed. Wiley Blackwell, 2018, ch 318, p.962.

25. Chew, D. J.; de Brito Galvao, J. F. Renal Secondary Hyperparathyroidism. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. 4th ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier. (in press).

26. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & DiBartola, S. P. Distal renal tubular acidosis In: Tilley, LP; Smith, FWK. Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Blackwell Publishing, 6th ed., 2016, p.1167.

27. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & DiBartola, S. P. Fanconi syndrome In: Tilley, LP; Smith, FWK. Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Blackwell Publishing, 6th ed., 2016, p. 483.

28. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Chew, D. J., Parker, V. J. Management of idiopathic hypercalcemia. August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine. 7th ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier, 2015, p. 899.

29. Chew, D. J.; de Brito Galvao, J. F. Renal Secondary Hyperparathyroidism. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. 3rd ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier, 2015

30. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Chew, D. J.; Nagode, L.; Schenck, P. Treatment of hypoparathyroidism. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC (ed). Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV, 15th ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier, 2014, w. chap. 22.  

31. de Brito Galvao, J. F.; Chew, D. J.; Schenck, P. Idiopathic feline hypercalcemia. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC (ed). Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV, 15th ed., St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier, 2014, chap 55.  

32. Birchard, S. J., de Brito Galvao, J. F. Thyroidectomy in the dog and cat. In: Bojrab MJ (ed). Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery, 5th ed., Baltimore, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013, chap 37, 558-563.

33. de Brito Galvao, J. F., Simpson, K. W., Birnbaum, N. Fluid electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances in gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease. In: DiBartola SP (ed). Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders. 4th ed., Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2011, chap 18. p.436-455

34. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & Center, S. A. Fluid electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances in liver disease. In: DiBartola SP (ed). Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders. 4th ed., Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2011, chap 19. p. 456-499.

35. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & DiBartola, S. P. Distal renal tubular acidosis In: Tilley, LP; Smith, FWK. Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Blackwell Publishing, 5th ed., 2011 p.1098

36. de Brito Galvao, J. F. & DiBartola, S. P. Fanconi syndrome In: Tilley, LP; Smith, FWK. Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Blackwell Publishing, 5th ed., 2011 p.453

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