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Tampa, FL (813) 933-8944

3000 Busch Lake Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33614

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Lauren Cochran, DVM, DACVIM

Internal Medicine

Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

On The Job

After growing up riding horses and playing with dogs and cats all day, Dr. Lauren Cochran loves that her chosen profession allows her to help animals and people. She decided to study internal medicine because the specialty encompasses a multitude of diseases and stresses the importance of using an algorithmic approach to diagnose and treat each case. Dr. Cochran’s research experience includes boxer colitis, pancreatitis (cPLI evaluation in dogs with gastrointestinal foreign bodies), and nutritional management (including effects of esophageal feeding tube placement) in cats with chronic kidney disease. Her primary clinical interests include gastroenterology, renal and lower urinary tract disease and immune-mediated disease. 

Education

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA

Internship, Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Biological Science & Animal Science, University of Georgia, Athens

Off Duty

Dr. Cochran’s veterinary volunteer experiences have taken her to Mexico, Kenya and Chile, so it’s no surprise that traveling is one of her favorite pastimes. She still enjoys riding horses, as well as hiking, biking, kayaking and cheering on Georgia and Auburn, despite the two teams being in the same NCAA conference. Her dog, Tater, a mixed breed she adopted in Georgia, has been with her through her entire veterinary career.