Dr.K Grass

Kim Knowles D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)


Dr. Knowles was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised primarily in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Knowles professional interests include congenital and acquired deafness, vestibular disorders, epilepsy, and infectious diseases of the nervous system. Her education and professional experience:

1975-1978Undergraduate School (Accepted to vet. school prior to completion)
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1978-1982Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1982-1983Master’s Degree
Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1982-1983Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1983-1986Small Animal Medicine Residency
Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1986-1989Comparative Neurology Residency
University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
1989Diplomate of ACVIM (Neurology)
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
1989-2000Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University (North Grafton, MA)
2000-PresentStaff Neurologist
Veterinary Neurological Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Professional Memberships
  • Quigley R, Evans J, Levesque D, Knowles K and Plummer S. Coccidiodomycosis of the Central Nervous System: A Review of 100 Cases. In progress.
  • Evans J, Levesque D, Longshore R, Knowles K and Plummer S. Diazepam as a Treatment of Metronidazole Toxicosis: A Retrospective Study of 21 Cases. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2003; 17: 304-310.
  • McDonnell JJ, Knowles KE, deLahunta A, Bell JS, Lowrie CT, Todhunter RJ. Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Compression Due to Vertebral Process Degenerative Joint Disease in a Family of Shiloh Shepard Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2003; 14: 530-537.
  • Kent M, Knowles K, deLahunta A, Braund K, Alroy J, Glass E. Motor Neuron Abiotrophy in a Saluki Dog. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 1999; 35: 436-439.
  • Knowles KE. Idiopathic Epilepsy. In Seizure Disorders (ed) March PA, Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice 1998; 13: 119-131.
  • Mahony OM, Knowles KE, Braund KG, Averill DR, Frimberger AE. Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy Complex in Young Rottweilers. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 1998; 12: 330-337.
  • March P, Knowles K, Dillavou C, Jakowski R, Freden G. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Temporary Remission of Disseminated Paecilomycosis in a Vizsla. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 1996; 32: 509-514.
  • Dodman NH, Knowles K, Shuster L, Moon-Fanelli A, Tidwell A, Keen CL. Behavior Changes Associated with Suspected Complex Partial Seizures in Bull Terriers. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1996; 208: 688-691.
  • Alroy J, Knowles K, Schelling SH, Kaye EM. Retarded Bone Formation in GM1-Gangliosidosis: a Study of the Infantile Form and Comparision with Two Canine Models. Virchows Archive 1995; 246: 141-148.
  • Keyes M, Rush J, Knowles K. Pulmonary Thromboembolism in Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care 1993; 3:23-32.
  • Gallagher J, Berg J, Knowles K. Prognosis for Cats with Cerebral Meningiomas Treated by Surgical Excision: 17 Cases (1986-1992). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1993; 203: 1437-1440.
  • Knowles, Alroy, Castagnaro, Raghaven, Jakowski, Freden. Adult Onset Lysosomal Storage Disease in a Schipperke Dog: Clinical Morphological and Biochemical Studies. Acta Neuropathological 1993; 85: 1-7.
  • March P, Knowles K, Thalhammer J. Reflex Myoclonus in Two Laborador Retriever Littermates: A Clinical, Electrophysiological and Pathological Study. Progress in Veterinary Neurology 1993; 4: 19-24.
  • Dodman N, Miczek K, Knowles K, Thalhammer J. Phenobarbital – Responsive Episodic Dyscontrol (rage) in Dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1992; 201:1580-1583.
  • Alroy J, Orgad M, DeGasperi R, Richard W, Knowles K, Thalhammer JG, Raghaven SS. Canine Gm1 – Gangliosidosis. A Clinical, Morphologic, Histochemican and Biochemical Comparison of Two Different Models. American Journal of Pathology 1992; 140: 675-689.
  • Knowles K, O’Brien D, Amann J. Congenital Megaesophagus in a Litter of Chinese Shar-Peis: Electrodiagnostic Findings and Literature Review. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 1990; 26: 313-318.
  • Knowles KE, Blauch BS, Leipold HW, Cash WC, Hewett JE. Reduction of Spinal Ganglion Neurons in the Aging Canine with Hearing Loss. Journal of Veterinary Medicine 1989; 36: 188-199.
  • Knowles KE, Cash C, Blauch BS. Auditory-Evoked Responses of Dogs with Different Hearing Abilities. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research 1988; 52: 394-397.