College of Veterinary Medicine


Diane Levitan, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal)

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Dr. Diane Levitan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Levitan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and did a companion animal rotating internship at AMC followed by a residency in small animal medicine at Tufts University. She has been an ACVIM boarded internal medicine specialist since 1994. Dr. Levitan has built 4 veterinary practices and is always pursuing more challenges. She is a ground breaking entrepreneur and has introduced many new concepts into the field of veterinary medicine, such as creating one of the first hospitals in the world where families could stay overnight with their pets, pioneering the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for animals, and creating a traveling CT scan company. In 2009, she started a non-for-profit as a means to give back to the community by providing affordable sterilization services. She is a consultant for many veterinarians, veterinary businesses as well as for television and radio and print. She serves in several boards as Director of advisor.

Publications - (selected manuscripts)

  • Levitan DM, Hitt M, Geiser D, et al. Rationale for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in traumatic injury and wound care in small animal veterinary practice. In progress.
  • Levitan DM, Kimmel S. Flexible endoscopy of the respiratory tract. BSVSA Manual of Endoscopy and Endosurgical Techniques, 2e eds: Lhermette, Sobel. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. In progress.
  • Levitan DM. The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Small Animal Medicine. American Veterinarian, December 28, 2016.
  • Washabau R, Day M, Levitan DM. Care and Cleaning of the endoscope and its accessories. Canine and Feline Gastroenterology, 1e. Elsevier, 2012.
  • Levitan DM, Kimmel S. Flexible endoscopy of the respiratory tract. BSVSA Manual of Endoscopy and Endosurgical Techniques, eds: Lhermette, Sobel. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. April, 2008.
  • Levitan DM. Evolving trends for the management of diabetes mellitus in veterinary patients. DVM Magazine, September 2001.
  • Levitan DM. Acute renal failure: Did you consider Leptospirosis? Leptospira kirschneri serovar grippotyphosa epizootic and unique clinical syndrome. Vet Forum, 1998.
  • Levitan DM. Transplantation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Sem Vet Med Surg (small animal) 12:268-273, 1997.
  • Levitan DM, Kintzer P, Spaulding GL, et al. Microencapsulated pancreatic islet cell transplantation for the treatment of spontaneously occurring diabetes mellitus in dogs. Abstract Proceedings IVECCS V. 894, 1996.
  • Levitan DM. The significance of Helicobacter infections in veterinary medicine. Antech Diagnostics Lab Notes 017, 1997.
  • Kramer, JM, Levitan DM. What’s your diagnosis? J Am Vet Med Assoc 209 (5): 899-900, 1996.
  • Levitan DM, Matz ME, Findlen CS, et al. Treatment of Oslerus Osleri infestation in the dog: Case report and literature review. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 32:435-438, 1996.
  • Monsein DL. Physiological effects and applications of classical massage. Journal Am Holist Vet Med Assoc 14:31-35, 1995.
  • Monsein DL. An overview of animal cancer registries in the United States and suggestions for improved applications. Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet 13:1139-1146, 1991.
  • Roberts DD, Monsein DL, Frates R, et al. A serum test for Cystic Fibrosis using monoclonal antibody 19-9. Arch Biochem Biophys 245:292-294, 1986.