Dr. Grauer received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1978. He then completed his postgraduate training (internship, residency, and master’s degree) at Colorado State University between 1978 and 1982. Dr. Grauer obtained his specialty board certification in Internal Medicine in 1983. After his postgraduate training, he became a member of the faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin for seven years and then returned to the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University where he served as professor and section chief of Small Animal Medicine until 2000. Dr. Grauer is professor and head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. Dr. Grauer’s areas of clinical and research interest involve the small animal urinary system.
By altering pre-glomerular resistance, healthy kidneys can maintain relatively stable glomerular capillary pressures despite variations in systemic blood pressure. This process is termed "renal autoregulation."