Frederic Jacob, DVM, DACVIM

(SAIM)-Internal Medicine

Frederic Jacob is a graduate of the University of Montreal and grew up in Quebec, Canada. After obtaining his veterinary medical degree in 1995, he pursued an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Washington State University. In 1996, he was accepted in a combined Residency/PhD program in Veterinary Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

In 2000, Dr. Jacob was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal). During his PhD program, Dr. Jacob and colleagues published several significant studies that helped identify key factors (such as diet, high blood pressure and increased protein in the urine) that play an important role in the progression of kidney (renal) failure, survival time and quality of life for dogs with kidney failure and other urological (kidney related) diseases.

It is during his Residency/PhD program that Dr. Jacob developed his keen interest in studying hypertension and diseases of the kidneys with attention to the interactive treatment options in dogs with chronic renal diseases. In 2002, this genuine interest led him to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship to investigate the interactive role of specific areas of the brain and the kidneys in the long-term control of blood pressure.

Outside of work, Dr. Jacob enjoys very active sports including many triathlons. He lives in the central Maryland area with his wife and twin sons.