Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA

Position title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Berkeley


Department of Vision Science
University of California, Berkeley
350 Minor Hall
Lab Rotations
Berkeley, CA

Billie Beckwith-Cohen

BSc 2003, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
DVM 2008, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
MBA 2011, Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Israel
PhD Scholar, Department of Vision Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Research Interests
Dr. Beckwith-Cohen has done research in the field of ocular parameters of raptors, basic science research examining tear film properties, and retrospective studies in the field of ocular pathology. She has served as a Fellow in Comparative Ocular Pathology at COPLOW, working with Dick Dubielzig.  Currently Dr. Beckwith-Cohen is rotating through laboratories at UC-Berkeley in the field of retinal gene therapy.

B. Beckwith-Cohen, L.B.C Teixeira, R.R. Dubielzig, Feline Conjunctival Papillary Mastocytosis. Manuscript (in preparation for Veterinary Pathology)

B. Beckwith-Cohen, A. Hoffman, M. Zarfoss, E.J. Ehrhart, R.R. Dubielzig. Neovascular Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Cats: a Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Study. Manuscript (in preparation for Veterinary Pathology).

B. Beckwith-Cohen, E. Bentley, D.J. Gasper, G. McLellan, R.R. Dubielzig, Immune-Mediated Keratitis in Dogs Following Treatment with Carbonic-Anhydrase Inhibitors. Manuscript (accepted for publication, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association).

B. Beckwith-Cohen, D.J. Gasper, E. Bentley, H. Gittelman, A.E. Ellis, K.F. Snowden, B.C. Shock, M.J. Yabsley,

R.R. Dubielzig, Protozoal Infections of the Cornea and Conjunctiva in Dogs Associated with Chronic Ocular Disease and Topical Immunosuppression. Veterinary Ophthalmology. (Jun 3 2015. Epub ahead of print).

B. Beckwith-Cohen, L.B.C Teixeira, J.A. Ramos-Vara, R.R. Dubielzig, Squamous Papillomas of the Conjunctiva in Dogs: A Condition Not Associated With Papillomavirus Infection. Veterinary Pathology, 2015 Jul;52(4):676-80. Epub Oct 2014.

B. Beckwith-Cohen, E. Bentley, R.R. Dubielzig, The Outcome of Iridociliary Epithelial Tumor Biopsies in Dogs, A Retrospective Study. Veterinary Record, 2015: 176(6) 147. Epub Oct 2014. B. Beckwith-Cohen, L.B.C Teixeira, R.R. Dubielzig, Presumed Primary Intraocular Chondrosarcoma in Cats. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2014: 26(5) 664-668. B. Beckwith-Cohen, D. Elad, T. Bdolah-Abram, R. Ofri, Comparison of Tear pH in Dogs, Horses and Cattle. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2014: 75(5): 494-499.

B. Beckwith-Cohen, I.H. Horowitz, T. Bdolah-Abram, A. Lublin, R. Ofri, Differences in Ocular Parameters Between Diurnal and Nocturnal Raptors. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2015: Suppl s1:98-105. Epub Nov 2013.

B. Beckwith-Cohen, O. Koren, S. Blum, D. Elad, Variations in Vaginal pH in Dairy Cattle Associated with Parity and the Periparturient Period, Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2012: 67(1): 55-59.