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Doctor of Vet Medicine, Tufts-Cummings School of VM, USA, 1983
Mary Labato, D.V.M., DACVIM, joined Tufts University in 1987. She is currently the associate chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences. Labato is also a veterinary internist at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals who specializes in all areas of internal medicine, with a primary interest in disorders of the kidneys and bladder.
Labato lectures in small animal medicine about diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. She primarily teaches during clinical rotations in the fourth year and instructs students on how to practice medicine. Her favorite cases are those that involve acute kidney injury, in which she must use dialysis to get kidneys to start working again when they have stopped functioning completely. Her other research interests in addition to nephrology and urology disorders include hypertension, interventional endourology, and regenerative medicine.
Labato attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, before entering Tufts' then-nascent veterinary school. A graduate of Tufts' first veterinary class in 1983, she spent a short time in private practice before returning to the school for a residency and, ultimately, a clinical faculty position. Labato is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is currently president-elect of the American Board of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology and a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology.