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Dr Janelle Wierenga BS, DVM, DACVECC, MPH

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Wierenga is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care.  This role includes research, teaching and clinical aspects and clinical teaching.  Dr. Wierenga graduated from Michigan State University with a DVM in 2003.  She then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois followed by a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at UC Davis, California, USA.  She became board-certified as a Diplomate/specialist in small animal emergency and critical care by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Criticial Care in 2008.  Dr. Wierenga worked for 4 years at a private speciality and referral practice in Seattle, Washington, USA before  completing an MPH at the University of Washington in 2014.  Her main research interests are Veterinary epidemiology and public health, zoonotic infectious diseases, diseases at the human-animal interface and One Health in which she is pursuing further graduate studies.  She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85285
    Location: 1.37, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science-Major of Biology - Calvin College (1998)
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine - Michigan State University (2003)
  • Diplomate/Specialist - American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2008)
  • Master of Public Health - University of Washington (2014)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Epidemiology-infectious diseases

Disease at Human-Animal Interface

One Health

Veterinary Public Health

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Veterinary Epidemiology (070704): Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified (070799)

Keywords

Epidemiology

Veterinary Public Health

One Health

Infectious diseases

Small animal veterinary emergency and critical care

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Wierenga, JR., Thiede, H., Helms, L., & Hopkins, S. (2015). Acceptance, benefits, and challenges of public health-oriented pet business regulations in King County, Washington. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Publish Ahead of Print, 1-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Smart, L., Jandrey, KE., Kass, PH., Wierenga, JR., & Tablin, F. (2009). The effect of Hetastarch (670/0.75) in vivo on platelet closure time in the dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 19(5), 444-449
[Journal article]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR., Jandrey, KE., Haskins, SC., & Tablin, F. (2007). In vitro comparison of the effects of two forms of hydroxyethyl starch solutions on platelet function in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 68(6), 605-609
[Journal article]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wagner, JG., Van Dyken, SJ., Wierenga, JR., Hotchkiss, JA., & Harkema, JR. (2003). Ozone exposure enhances endotoxin-induced mucous cell metaplasia in rat pulmonary airways. Toxicological Sciences. 74(2), 437-446
[Journal article]Authored by: Wierenga, J.

Book

Wierenga, JR. (2012). Open-chest cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation. In JM. Burkitt-Creedon, & H. Davis (Eds.) Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. (pp. 227 - 234). : Wiley-Blackwell
[Chapter]Authored by: Wierenga, J.

Thesis

Wierenga, JR. (2014). Emergent Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Viridans Streptococcal Species in Cancer Patients. (Master's Thesis, University of Washington)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Wierenga, J.

Conference

Wierenga, JR., & Crosse, K. (2017, July). Approach to the upper respiratory tract patient and management of the upper respiratory tract patient in the ICU post-surgery. Presented at College Science Week Scientific Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Crosse, K., Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017, June). Critical care and anesthesia of the cardiac patient. Presented at The heart of the matter - Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. Blenheim, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017, June). Abdominal emergencies in working dogs. Presented at The Heart of the matter - Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. Blenheim, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017, June). Thoracic trauma and pyothorax: the challenges. Presented at The Heart of the matter: Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. Blenheim, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017, June). Trauma management of the working dog. Presented at The Heart of the matter - Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. Blenheim, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017). Critical care and anaesthesia of the cardiac patient. 2017 Conference Proceedings of the Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 43 - 44). Wellington, New Zealand: Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017). Abdominal emergencies in working dogs. 2017 Conference Proceedings of the Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 29 - 31). Wellington, New Zealand: Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017). Thoracic trauma and pyothorax: the challenges. 2017 Conference Proceedings of the Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 25 - 27). Wellington, New Zealand: Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR. (2017). Trauma management of the working dog. 2017 Conference Proceedings of the Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 21 - 23). Wellington, New Zealand: Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR., Gedye, K., Kalema-Zikusoka, G., Valdivia, W., Hall, R., Biggs, PB., . . . Hayman, DTS. (2016, December). Metagenomic studies of infection transmission between multiple species in rural Uganda. Presented at One Health Ecohealth 2016 Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Gedye, K., Hayman, D., Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR., Butler, SM., Wald, A., Turner, S., Stednick, Z., & Pergam, SA. (2014). Cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant patients drive fluoroquinolone-resistance in viridans group streptococci in a large tertiary medical system. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Smart, L., Jandrey, KE., Wierenga, JR., & Tablin, F.The effect of hetastarch in vivo on platelet function in the dog. JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE. 22 (3)(pp. 740 - 740). 0891-6640.
[Conference]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR., Jandrey, KE., Haskins, SC., & Tablin, F. (2006, September). In vitro comparison of the effects of Hetastarch and Hextend on platelet function in dogs. Presented at International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. San Antonio, TX, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, JR., Rosenstein, D., & Hauptman, JG. (2003, December). Prognostic indicators of splenic masses. Presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.

Other

Wierenga, J. (2013, December). Critical care case examples. In small animal hospital patrons day.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.
Wierenga, J. (2013, December). What the MUPEC can offer your clients. In Small Animal Hospital Patrons Day.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Wierenga, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Veterinary emergency and critical care medicine: BVSc, BVT

Infection Control

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