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Karyn Harrell, DVM, DACVIM

Karyn Harrell

Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Phone: 919.513.6433
Fax: 919.513.6464


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, June 1991
Michigan State University


Internal Medicine

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Dr. Karyn Harrell is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, CVM-NCSU. She earned her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and graduated in 1991. Dr. Harrell completed an internship at the University of Minnesota in 1992 and chose to enter a private practice in Minnesota for 1 year prior to completing a residency in internal medicine at North Carolina State University in 1996. After obtaining board certification, Dr. Harrell spent 6 years in clinics and teaching at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. In 2005, she accepted her current position at North Carolina State University. In addition to clinical duties Dr. Harrell is director of the internship program and oversees the radioactive iodine treatment center at the veterinary hospital.

Research Area

Dr. Harrell's clinical and research interests include general internal medicine, hematology, immunology and endocrinology.

Selected Publications

Harrell KA. Use of Arthrocentesis in Diagnosing Joint Disease , NAVC, Clinician's Brief. February 2006; 4(2):45-49.

Harrell KA , Kristensen AT, Parrow JA, Klausner JS. Canine Transfusion Reactions Causes and Consequences/ Prevention and Treatments (Parts I and II). Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian . 1997;19(2): 181-201.

Harrell KA and Kristensen AT. Canine Transfusion Reactions and Their Management. The Veterinary Clinics of North America 1995;25(6):1333-1364.

Graham LM, Brothers TE, Darvishian DH, Harrell KA ,Vincent CK, Sell RL, Burkel WE, Stanley JC. Effects of Thromboxane Synthetase Inhibition on Patency and Anastomotic Hyperplasia of Vascular Grafts. Journal of Surgical Research 1989;46(6):611-615.

Graham LM, Vincent CK, Brothers TE, Harrell KA , Darvishian DH, Sell RL, Burkel WE, Stanley JC. Efficacy of Antiplatelet Agents in Promoting Patency and Reducing Anastomotic Hyperplasia of Endothelial Cell Seeded and Unseeded e-PTFE Grafts . Surgery Forum 1988;39:348-350.

Lindblad B, Burkel WE, Graham LM, Darvishian DH, Harrell KA , Sell RL, Stanley JC. Effect of Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Drugs on InVitro Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation . Artery 1988;15(4):225-233.

Lamb FS, Harrell KA , Burkel WE, Webb CR. Free Radical-Mediated Endothelial Damage in Isolated Blood Vessels After Electrical Stimulation . American Journal of Physio 1987; 252:H1041-H1046.

Graham LM, Harrell KA , Sell RL, Crudup JW, Burkel WE, Stanley JC. Enhanced Endothelialization of Dacron Grafts by External Vein Wrapping . Journal of Surgical Research 1985;38:537-545.