Odyssey Medal

Dr. Cathy E. Langston ’87


Veterinary Internist and Nephrologist Dr. Cathy E. Langston ’87 is considered a leading authority around the world on small animal nephrology and was instrumental in establishing a clinical dialysis program at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City, as well as providing guidance and support to other hospitals that have launched such programs.

Before joining The Ohio State University in 2014, Dr. Langston trained at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, a fast-paced private not-for-profit teaching hospital. She stayed on as a staff veterinarian, participating in the training of over 500 interns and 65 residents in small animal internal medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Renal Medicine and Hemodialysis at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Langston is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Langston has managed countless animals with acute and chronic kidney disease. Her vast experience makes her an excellent resource for discussing nephrology with practicing veterinarians.

Her current clinical interests include treatment of chronic kidney disease, complications of hemodialysis, and treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease. She is the author of more than 100 publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.  She has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on nephrology.  She has been involved in clinical research covering a variety of kidney conditions, including a clinical trial investigating a new drug to treat anemia of chronic kidney disease.