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Dr Janelle Wierenga DVM

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

School of Veterinary Science

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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Contact details

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


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Michigan State University (2003)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Epidemiology-infectious diseases

Disease at Human-Animal Interface

One Health

Veterinary Public Health


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)



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

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Veterinary emergency and critical care medicine: BVSc, BVT

Infection Control

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