Veterinary medicine

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  • Pomeroy Endowed Chair, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Department
  • Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Carol Cardona, DVM, PhD, DACPV, professor in avian health at the College of Veterinary Medicine, is an expert in surveillance for and detection of avian influenza in domestic poultry. She has worked with large and small poultry producers to develop detection and prevention strategies. 

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  • Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Medical Director, Minnesota Sheltie Rescue

Dr. Kristi Flynn is an assistant clinical specialist at the College of Veterinary Medicine and provides primary care through the Veterinary Medical Center’s General Practice Service.  She can discuss general veterinary questions pertaining to small animal care. Dr. Flynn places an emphasis on high quality medicine, client service and patient care.

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  • Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Sue Lowum, DVM, is a veterinarian and associate professor with the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is available to answer questions regarding the care and health of pet cats and dogs, including spay and neuter. 

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  • Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Co-director, Minnesota Urolith Center
  • Osborne/Hill's Endowed Chair in Nephrology and Urology

Jody Lulich, DVM, PhD, a professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences and co-director of the Minnesota Urolith Center, is an expert in small animal nephrology and urology, or kidney and urinary tract health. He is specifically interested in disease biomarkers research and the crystal lattice microstructure of uroliths, or animal urinary stones.  

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  • Professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Director, Animal Cancer Care and Research Program, College of Veterinary Medicine

Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, is the director of the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine, and Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Modiano is the head researcher of his Modiano lab where he focuses on understanding mechanisms of neoplastic transformation and tumor progression. A member of the Masonic Cancer Center’s Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Research Program, his research interests include: cancer genetics, cancer immunology and tumor-microenvironment interactions, diagnostic development and therapeutic development. 

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  • Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ned Patterson, PhD, DVM, is an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Patterson’s instructional areas include genetics, seizure disorders, and molecular medicine. Much of Patterson’s recent research focuses on understanding and treating epilepsy in dogs and as a model for human epilepsy using novel drugs and novel devices. His other clinical interests include clinical trials, endocrinology, and comparative medicine.       

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  • Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Senior Technical Officer, USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats 2: One Health Workforce Project
  • Head, Ecosystem Health Division
  • Resident fellow, Institute on the Environment

Katey Pelican, PhD, DVM, is an associate professor and head of the Ecosystem Health Division in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. The Ecosystem Health Initiative focuses on improving health at the intersection of animals, humans and the environment (also known as One Health). In 2009, Pelican became University Partner Co-Lead for the USAID funded RESPOND project to build global capacity for diseases emerging out of animal populations using One Health approaches. This project is focused on working with 28 university schools of public health, veterinary medicine, nursing and medicine to create innovative training programs that improve health and control infectious diseases in emerging disease hotspots. She is now continuing that work as Senior Technical Officer on the One Health Workforce project, part of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program 2. In addition to her work with USAID, she has research projects focused on understanding health and disease at the human-livestock-wildlife interface in Africa, Panama, Chile, and Minnesota. As Lead for the Stone Mountain Meeting One Health Capacity Building Working Group, Dr. Pelican has additionally worked with USDA, the World Bank, CDC, and FAO to implement a new One Health Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Toolkit (OH-SMART) that was piloted in Minnesota in 2013 and is now being launched as a part of the Global Health Security Agenda implementation plan for the US Department of Agriculture in the US and Indonesia.   

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  • Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Andres Perez, DVM, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Perez is an expert in the field of veterinary spatial epidemiology and modeling. His research interests primarily include swine and other food animals. Over the past 10 years, he has led a number of educational activities on quantitative epidemiology in 20 countries. Dr. Perez is an advisor on epidemiology for the Argentine Animal Health Service and for the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit of the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. He is currently the lead expert for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for Minnesota Advancement (STEMMA) project. 

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  • Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

G. Elizabeth (Liz) Pluhar, DVM, PhD, a veterinary surgeon, works to safeguard the health and welfare of animals, specifically canines. Dr. Pluhar works to provide excellent patient care while diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and supporting structures in canines. Dr. Pluhar’s research interests also include small animal orthopedics, animal models of orthopedic diseases, and creating effective posters. 

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  • Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Executive Director, The Raptor Center

Julia Ponder, DVM, MPH, is available to discuss avian medicine and surgery. She is an expert in the wildlife component of ecosystem health (specifically raptors) and has participated in wildlife restoration projects involving Galapagos hawks in the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Ponder is additionally available to comments on initiatives of The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.    

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