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Elizabeth A. Rozanski - DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Growing up outside of Chicago, near the Brookfield Zoo, Dr. ElizabethLiz Rozanski developed a love for veterinary medicine from age five. As a member of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals' Emergency and Critical Care team, she treats animals at one of the nation's busiest academic emergency rooms. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical care.

Dr. Rozanski graduated from the University of Illinois with her DVMdegree. After completing a residency in Philadelphia, she was drawn to Tufts by the position's combination of research, teaching, and service. She teaches toxicology and respiratory medicine throughout the four-year Cummings School DVM curriculum, and lectures in others. I love the students, she says. They are a continued source of inspiration and enthusiasm.

She has also been involved in student efforts to provide free rabies vaccinations in low-income housing in the City of Worcester, serves as a faculty mentor for summer student research projects, has raised funds for the American Heart Association (with her dog, Brie, named after one of her favorite cases at the Foster Hospital) through the Central Massachusetts Heart Walk, and lectures often at continuing education and community events. She is also the past president of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.

Dr. Rozanski's primary research interest is in respiratory function in small animals, and she recently co-authored, with the help of fellow faculty member Dr. John Rush, A Color Handbook of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (Manson, 2007). She lives near the school's Grafton campus with, as she notes, a menagerie of pets—all rescues.

Education

  • DVM - University of Illinois - 1992

Board Certification

  • ACVIM
  • ACVECC
  1. Vaught, M.E., Gladden, J.N., Rozanski, E.A., Graham, J. 2019. Reasons for evaluation on an emergency basis of and short-term outcomes for chickens from backyard flocks: 78 cases (2014–2017). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  2. Nielsen, L., Holm, J., Rozanski, E., Meola, D., Price, L.L., de Laforcade, A. 2019. Multicenter investigation of hemostatic dysfunction in 15 dogs with acute pancreatitis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  3. Sharp, C.R., Goggs, R., Blais, M.-C., Brainard, B.M., Chan, D.L., deLaforcade, A.M., Rozanski, E. 2019. Clinical application of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE) guidelines to small animal cases. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  4. Dorsey, T.I., Monaghan, K.N., Respess, M., Labato, M.A., Babyak, J.M., Sharp, C.R., Rozanski, E.A., Delaforcade, A.M. 2019. Effect of urinary bladder lavage on in-hospital recurrence of urethral obstruction and durations of urinary catheter retention and hospitalization for male cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  5. Benavides, K.L., Rozanski, E.A., Oura, T.J. 2019. Lung lobe torsion in 35 dogs and 4 cats. Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  6. DeStefano, I.M., Wayne, A.S., Rozanski, E.A., Babyak, J.M. 2019. Parenterally administered vancomycin in 29 dogs and 7 cats (2003-2017). Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  7. Benavides, K., Rozanski, E., Anastasio, J.D., Bedenice, D. 2019. The effect of inhaled heliox on peak flow rates in normal and brachycephalic dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  8. Brainard, B.M., Buriko, Y., Good, J., Ralph, A.G., Rozanski, E.A. 2019. Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE): Domain 5—Discontinuation of anticoagulant therapy in small animals. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  9. Loughran, K.A., Rush, J.E., Rozanski, E.A., Oyama, M.A., Larouche-Lebel, É., Kraus, M.S. 2019. The use of focused cardiac ultrasound to screen for occult heart disease in asymptomatic cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  10. deLaforcade, A., Bacek, L., Blais, M.-C., Goggs, R., Lynch, A., Rozanski, E. 2019. Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE): Domain 1—Defining populations at risk. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  11. Goggs, R., Blais, M.-C., Brainard, B.M., Chan, D.L., deLaforcade, A.M., Rozanski, E., Sharp, C.R. 2019. American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE) guidelines: Small animal. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  12. Chan, D.L., Goggs, R., Brainard, B.M., Blais, M.-C., Sharp, C.R., deLaforcade, A., Rozanski, E. 2019. Safe and effective anticoagulation in small animals – Is that too much to ask? Long-awaited first steps. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  13. Licht, N., Rozanski, E.A., Rush, J.E. 2018. Vasopressor use in 41 critically ill cats (2007-2016). Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  14. Fejfar, L.M., Rozanski, E.A., Mueller, M.K. 2018. Owner-witnessed cardiopulmonary resuscitation in small animal emergency veterinary medicine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  15. McCobb, E., Rozanski, E.A., Malcolm, E.L., Wolfus, G., Rush, J.E. 2018. A novel model for teaching primary care in a community practice setting: Tufts at tech community veterinary clinic. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
  16. Vaught, M.E., Rozanski, E.A., deLaforcade, A.M. 2018. Effect of transoral tracheal wash on respiratory mechanics in dogs with respiratory disease. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research.
  17. Dorsey, T.I., Rozanski, E.A., Sharp, C.R., Babyak, J.M., de Laforcade, A.M. 2018. Evaluation of thromboelastography in bitches with pyometra. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.
  18. Intarapanich, N.P., Touroo, R.M., Rozanski, E.A., Reisman, R.W., Intarapanich, P.P., McCobb, E.C. 2017. Characterization and comparison of injuries caused by spontaneous versus organized dogfighting. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  19. Aona, B.D., Rush, J.E., Rozanski, E.A., Cunningham, S.M., Sharp, C.R., Freeman, L.M. 2017. Evaluation of echocardiography and cardiac biomarker concentrations in dogs with gastric dilatation volvulus. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
  20. Marschner, C.B., Kristensen, A.T., Rozanski, E.A., McEvoy, F.J., Kühnel, L., Taeymans, O., de Laforcade, A., Sato, A.F., Wiinberg, B. 2017. Diagnosis of canine pulmonary thromboembolism by computed tomography and mathematical modelling using haemostatic and inflammatory variables. Veterinary Journal.

General Research Interests

  • Respiratory disease/ventilation

Selected Research Projects

  • The role of viral infection in airway hyperreactivity, on-going
  • The utility of glargine for DKA in cats (AAFP funded)
  • The utility of sildenafil in canine pulmonary hypertension
  • The utility of CT in diagnosis of pulmonary disease

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Asthma in cats, pulmonary fibrosis in West Highland terriers

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Cardiovascular Diseases and Nutrition
  • Tissue plasminogen activator in cats with ATE; NT-BNP in dogs with DCM, CVD and shortness of breath
Respiratory Diseases
  • Role of viral infection in airway hyper-reactivity, utility of CT in diagnosis of pulmonary disease, long-term effect of respiratory infections on feline lung function.
Emergency and Critical Care
  • Prognostic indicators in emergency medicine. Respiratory disease (asthma) in dogs and cats, transfusion medicine, clinical critical care research

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Puritan Bennett 840 Ventilator
  • Buxco Pulmonary Function Computer