Katrina Mealey

Katrina Mealey

Regents ProfessorRichard L. Ott Endowed Chair    

Dr. Mealey is the Director of the Program in Individualized Medicine (PrIMe), the Director of Public Impact Initiatives, and the Richard L. Ott Endowed Chair. The driving force behind her research is the desire to prevent adverse drug reactions in veterinary patients. Adverse drug reactions increase not only patient morbidity and mortality, but add to the overall cost of veterinary care and to the emotional burden of pet owners. Dr. Mealey’s research has generated discoveries that are “bench to bedside” and are used globally to prevent adverse drug reactions in dogs and cats. WSU PrIMe researchers optimize drug therapy for individual patients and its faculty share their expertise via education and outreach activities for veterinarians, breeders and the pet-owning public.


  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 1998
  • DVM, Colorado State University, 1990
  • BS, University of New Mexico, 1986


  • Board certified, American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, (Diplomate ACVCP)
  • Board certified, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, (Diplomate ACVIM)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, Washington State Academy of Sciences

Research Interest

  • Veterinary Pharmacogenetics
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology


Professional Service

  • Deputy Editor, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • PTIE Coalition
  • Morris Animal Foundation Senior Scientific Advisory Board

Honors and Awards

  • American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Faculty Achievement in Research Award, 2024
  • Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2022
  • WSU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award 2019
  • Lloyd E Davis Award 2019 (for outstanding lifetime achievement in research, teaching and professional service in the field of veterinary pharmacology)
  • WSU Woman of the Year 2018
  • Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassador 2015
  • Life Science Innovations Northwest “Women to Watch” Award 2013
  • Pfizer Award for Research Excellence 2012
  • Richard L. Ott Endowed Chair in Small Animal Medicine and Research, 2011-present