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Saker, Korinn MS, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVN

Dr. Korinn Saker

Associate Professor Clinical Nutrition


Nutrition - Small and Large Animal
Phone (919) 513-6871
FAX (919) 513-6713






Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Ph.D. Veterinary Medical Sciences Medicine, Blacksburg Virginia October, 1995 Residency - Clinical Nutrition
May, 1995

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine June, 1987

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina M.S. Animal Nutrition August, 1983

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana B.S. Animal Science May, 1980

Research Area:

Critical Care Nutrition including the influence of nutrients on oxidative stress disease states and nutritional support interventions for cancer and obesity.

Representative publications:

Saker KE.  2004.  Nutritional influences on the immune system in aging felines. Compendium on Cont Educ. Vol 26 (2A):13-17.

Remillard RL, and Saker KE. Nutritional Management of Hepatic Conditions. In:  S. Ettinger, (ed) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Volumes 1-2, edition 6, 2004.

Becvarova I, Saker KE, Swecker WSJr, Troy GC.  2005. Peroxidative protection of parenteral admixture by d-a-tocopherol.  Veterinary Therapeutics. 6(4):280-290.

Rankin JW, Shute M, Heffron S, Saker KE. 2006. Energy restriction but not protein source affects antioxidant capacity in athletes. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. 41:1001-1009.           

Saker KE. 2006. Nutrition and Immune Function. In: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice.  Diet Management and Nutrition. 36 (6):1199-1224.

Saker KE, Tanner AE, Thatcher CD, Martin J. 2006.  Nutritional ameleoration of oxidative stress induced by obesity and acute weight loss. Compend Contin Educ. 28(4A):72.

Saker KE, Tanner AE, Martin J. 2007.  Oxidative stress and inflammatory state induced by obesity in the healthy feline. JAPAN, 2007;91(3-4):163-166

Saker KE, Swecker WS Jr, Scaglia G, Lemkul, J. 2007.  Nutrient-enriched beef influences physiological parameters in an animal disease model.  Compend Contin Educ. 29(2A):76.

Hawthorne A*, Saker KE, Monroe WE. 2007.  Characterization of oxidation status in the normal and diabetic cataractous canine lens.  Compend Contin Educ. 29(2A):75.

Tanner AE*, Saker KE, Ju Y, Lee YW, O’Keefe S, Robertson J, Tanko JM.  Cell proliferation of feline and human breast cancer cell types is inhibited by pomegranate juice.  JAPAN 2008; 92(2):221

Taylor MB*, Geiger D, Saker KE, Larson MM. Diffuse osteopenia and myelopathy in a puppy fed a diet composed of an organic premix and raw ground beef. JAVMA, 2009:234 (9).

Saker KE, Wilson A, Tanner AE. 2009, Feline mammary gland organ culture model for evaluation of nutritional chemopreventive agents. Compend Contin Educ. 

Saker KE, Selting K. Nutrition & Cancer. In: Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th Edition, Mark Morris Associates, 2010; 587-607.Saker KE, Remillard, RL.  Enteral-Assisted Feeding. In: Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th Edition, Mark Morris Associates, 2010;439-476.

Remillard R, Saker KE.  Parenteral -Assisted Feeding. In: Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th Edition, Mark Morris Associates, 2010;477-498.

Saker KE. Gastroenteritis/ Vomiting in the Canine Patient and Gastroenteritis/ Vomiting in the Feline Patient In: Nestle Purina PetCare Handbook of Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition. The Gloyd Group, Inc, Wilmington, DE, 2010, pp. 58-61.

Saker KE. Principles of nutrition of the cancer patient. In: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Oncology. Chapter 10. 2010, pp. 102-110

Ardente AJ, Chinnadurai S, Saker KE.  Gastrointestinal transit time of chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, and its relationship to fasting protocols utilized prior to anesthestic immobilizations in captive great apes. Journal of Medical Primatology , 2011;40(3): 181-187.