Our Team

Dr. Jessica Quimby

DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Quimby received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a small animal rotating internship in Sacramento, CA. She subsequently spent two years in feline practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan before moving on to Colorado State University for a combined small animal internal medicine residency and PhD program. She completed a PhD focusing on feline CKD in 2012 and was faculty at Colorado State until 2017. Dr. Quimby is now a faculty member at the Ohio State University. Her research continues to focus on chronic kidney disease in cats. Current research areas include the study of renal aging, telomere length and cellular senescence, novel treatment strategies and evidence-based supportive care strategies. She has an interest in clinical trials and feline clinical pharmacology which is aimed at improving supportive care and quality of life in cats with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Quimby has received the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) Award and the AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award for her contributions to nephrology and feline medicine. In 2021 she was selected to serve on the IRIS board.

Dr. Rene Paschall

DVM

Dr. Rene Paschall is a small animal internal medicine resident here at The Ohio State University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU CVM) in May 2020. She has completed a Small Animal Internal Medicine Research Internship and a Small Animal Rotating Internship at OSU CVM. She first started focusing on feline chronic kidney disease research under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Quimby in Summer 2018.

Katelyn Brusach

PhD Candidate

Katelyn is a current PhD candidate studying Comparative Biomedical Sciences. She is originally from Michigan, where she received her bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State, she worked as a research laboratory assistant at the Michigan State University Comparative Urology Laboratory. Katelyn grew up surrounded by veterinary medicine and has over 10 years of experience as a veterinary assistant. She is thrilled to be working with Dr. Quimby, where she can combine her passions — cats, kidneys, and chemistry! Her research focuses on novel biomarkers of chronic kidney disease in cats.

Zach George

DVM Candidate, Class of 2025

Zach is a current vet student at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Zach adopted his first cat in undergrad which sparked his passion for feline medicine. He joined the team to gain more academic research experience and quickly discovered a love for chronic kidney disease research. After completion of his DVM, he plans on pursuing an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine or cardiology.

Dr. Anna Panyutin

DVM

Dr. Anna Panyutin is a small animal internal medicine resident here at The Ohio State University. She received her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2021. She completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at VCA Southpaws in Fairfax, Virginia. She has always had a strong passion for kidney disease and is excited to be working alongside Dr. Jessica Quimby. Her research is focused on management of metabolic acidosis in cats with chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Yerin (Lina) Lim

DVM

Dr. Lim is the 2023-2024 feline internal medicine clinical trials intern. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, on the island of St. Kitts. Afterwards, she completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center in San Diego, California. Dr. Lim’s love of cats, internal medicine, and growing interest in the field of research has led her to join the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine feline chronic kidney disease research team. She is very excited to be assisting with various clinical trials under the guided mentorship of Dr. Jessica Quimby. Dr. Lim’s research will explore caregiver burden and its effects on management of cats with chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Emma Hart

DVM

Dr. Emma Hart is the 2024-2025 feline clinical trials intern here at The Ohio State University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU CVM) in May 2024. Dr. Jessica Quimby was an important mentor that shaped her veterinary school experience, and she is very excited to continue working under Dr. Quimby’s continued guidance for another year. Dr. Hart plans to pursue an ABVP residency in feline medicine upon completion of her internship and is passionate about all things on the feline side of veterinary medicine, with specific interests in internal medicine, surgery and dentistry, chronic pain management, and clinical research.