Dale E. Bjorling, DVM

Credentials: Professor of Surgical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
O’Brien Center Biomed Core Co-Director

Email: dale.bjorling@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-4808

Department of Surgical Sciences
MADISON, WI 53706-1100


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1985
  • MS, University of Georgia, 1982
  • Residency in Small Animal Surgery, University of Georgia, 1979-82
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of California, 1978-79
  • DVM, University of Illinois, 1978
  • BS, University of Illinois, 1976

Clinical Specialties

General surgery: primarily the urinary tract, thorax, biliary tract.

Research Interests

Inflammation of the bladder due to non-infectious causes, and mechanisms that modulate pain sensation and bladder healing. The laboratory’s primary research emphasis is the causes and pathogenesis of non-infectious cystitis and and the effects of infectious cystitis on the afferent nervous system. Clinical disorders of particular relevance to models used in the laboratory include urinary tract infection, Interstitial Cystitis (IC) in women, and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS) in cats. The goalsof this research are to identify processes that promote inflammation, damage, and pain within the bladder and to investigate improved therapeutic modalities for treatment or prevention of symptoms assocated with cystitis.

O’Brien Center Website

Ricke Lab Website