Sharon Clare, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Internal Medicine

Dr. Clare received a PhD in biochemistry at the University of South Carolina and then graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005 from North Carolina State University. She completed a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at The Ohio State University prior to working for the Small Animal Emergency Service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at NCSU. After three years as an emergency clinician, she moved to Madison, WI where she completed a three-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. After her residency, she worked at UW as a clinical Internal Medicine faculty member prior to moving to Virginia in 2013. Subsequently, Dr. Clare has served as a staff internal medicine specialist at several hospitals in Virgina and NC. 

Dr. Clare has a special interest in the emergency aspects of internal medicine diseases, and she enjoys the challenge of diagnosis and management of chronic gastrointestinal disease. When she is not at the hospital, Dr. Clare is an avid reader of fiction for pleasure, and she enjoys spending time outside with her furry family members.  

Education / Experience: 

2017-CurrentInternal Medicine Specialist - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
2017Internal Medicine Specialist - REACH Veterinary Specialists, Asheville, NC
2015-2017Internal Medicine Specialist - Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, Vienna, VA
2013-2015Internal Medicine Specialist - Veterinary Referral and Critical Care, Richmond, VA
2012-2013Clinical Instructor - Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2009-2012Residency - Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2007-2009Emergency Veterinarian - North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
2006-2007Emergency Veterinarian - Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Raleigh, NC
2005-2006Internship - Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2005Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
1997Doctor of Philosophy - Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1992Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, Erskine College, Due West, SC


“Measurement of blood pressure and prevalence of hypertension in hyperthyroid cats before and after radioiodine therapy.”  Clare, SE and Stepien, RS.  Manuscript in preparation.  2017.

“Short- and long-term cure rates of short-duration trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment in female dogs with uncomplicated bacterial cystitis.”  Clare, SE, Hartmann, FA, Jooss, M, Bachar, E, Wong, YY, Trepanier, LA, and Viviano, KW.  J Vet Intern Med2014, 28, 818-826.

“Efficacy of taurine supplementation as a treatment for canine urinary incontinence.”  Clare, SE, Baan, M, Kellihan, HB.  Funded by a University of Wisconsin Companion Animal Grant, 2011.

“Impact of Genetic Background on Nephropathy in Diabetic Mice.”  Gurley SB, Clare SE, Snow KP, Hu A, Meyer TW, Coffman TM.  Am J Physiol - Renal Physiol2006, 290, F214-F222.

“Strain-Specific Differences in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes in the Mouse.”  Gurley SB, Clare SE, Meyer TW, Coffman TM.  Abstract presented at the American Society of Nephrology 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 16, 2003.

“Estimation of Albuminuria by Use of the Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio in the Mouse.”  Clare SE, Coffman TM, Athirakul K. Abstract presented at the American Society of Nephrology 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, November 2002.

“Characterization of the H1t Promoter: Role of Conserved Histone 1 AC and TG Elements and Dominance of the Cap-Proximal Silencer.”  Horvath GC, Clare SE, Kistler MK, Kistler WS.  Biol Reprod.  2001, 65, 1074-1081.

“Identification of Mitogenic Receptors Associated with Chronic Valvular Heart Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.” Keene BW, Olby NJ, Clare SE, Malarkey D, Smith FWK, DeFrancesco TC, Rausch W, Atkins CE.  Funded by the Cavalier Health Foundation, 2001.

“Identification of Binding Factors for the Inhibitory GC Box2 of the Rat H1t Promoter.”  Fantz DA, Clare SE, Kistler MK, Kistler WS.  Abstract presented at the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington, DC, 1997.

“The testis-specific histone H1t gene is strongly repressed by a G/C rich region just downstream of TATA box.” Clare SE, Fantz DA, Kistler WS, Kistler MK.  J Biol Chem. 1997, 272, 33028-36.