Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Elizabeth A. Rozanski

Respiratory Disease, Hematology, Emergency & Critical Care

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

An ex vivo evaluation of efficacy of refrigerated canine plasma

Author(s):Grochowsky, A.R. | Rozanski, E.A. | de Laforcade, A.M. | Sharp, C.R. | Meola, D.M. | Schavone, J.J. | Brooks, M.B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Ischemic stroke in Greyhounds: 21 cases (2007-2013)

Author(s):Kent, M. | Glass, E.N. | Haley, A.C. | March, P. | Rozanski, E.A. | Galban, E.M. | Bertalan, A. | Platt, S.R.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Systematic evaluation of evidence on veterinary viscoelastic testing Part 2: Sample acquisition and handling

Author(s):Flatland, B. | Koenigshof, A.M. | Rozanski, E.A. | Goggs, R. | Wiinberg, B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Canine chronic bronchitis

Author(s):Rozanski, E.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

Foreword

Author(s):Rozanski, E. | Sharp, C.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Cardiovascular and Systemic Effects of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus in Dogs

Author(s):Sharp, C.R. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Clinical outcome after diagnosis of hemophilia a in dogs

Author(s):Aslanian, M.E. | Sharp, C.R. | Rozanski, E.A. | de Laforcade, A.M. | Rishniw, M. | Brooks, M.B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Positive impact of an emergency department protocol on time to antimicrobial administration in dogs with septic peritonitis

Author(s):Abelson, A.L. | Buckley, G.J. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Physical Examination of the Respiratory System

Author(s):Sharp, C.R. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Evaluation of the shock index in dogs presenting as emergencies

Author(s):Porter, A.E. | Rozanski, E.A. | Sharp, C.R. | Dixon, K.L. | Price, L.L. | Shaw, S.P.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Management of respiratory emergencies in small animals

Author(s):Sumner, C. | Rozanski, E.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

Evaluation of a training course in focused echocardiography for noncardiology house officers

Author(s):Tse, Y.C. | Rush, J.E. | Cunningham, S.M. | Bulmer, B.J. | Freeman, L.M. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Iatrogenic water intoxication in two cats

Author(s):Lee, J.Y. | Rozanski, E. | Anastasio, M. | Parker, V.J. | deLaforcade, A. | Anastasio, J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Spontaneous pneumothorax in 35 cats (2001-2010)

Author(s):Mooney, E.T. | Rozanski, E.A. | King, R.G. | Sharp, C.R.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 4: Advanced life support

Author(s):Rozanski, E.A. | Rush, J.E. | Buckley, G.J. | Fletcher, D.J. | Boller, M. | Chow, R.S. | Dickinson, A.E. | Lagutchik, M.S. | Mohammad-Zadeh, L.F. | O'Marra, S.K. | Odunayo, A. | Powell, L.L. | Rogers, C.L. | Sakakeeny, C.E. | Simpson, S.A. | Sullivan, L.A. | Walker, T.G.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Low tidal volume ventilation in healthy dogs

Author(s):Oura, T. | Rozanski, E.A. | Buckley, G. | Bedenice, D.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 7: Clinical guidelines

Author(s):Fletcher, D.J. | Boller, M. | Brainard, B.M. | Haskins, S.C. | Hopper, K. | Mcmichael, M.A. | Rozanski, E.A. | Rush, J.E. | Smarick, S.D.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Randomized, Blinded Comparison of Epinephrine and Vasopressin for Treatment of Naturally Occurring Cardiopulmonary Arrest in Dogs

Author(s):Buckley, G.J. | Rozanski, E.A. | Rush, J.E.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Outcome and medical management in dogs with lower motor neuron disease undergoing mechanical ventilation: 14 cases (2003-2009)

Author(s):Rutter, C.R. | Rozanski, E.A. | Sharp, C.R. | Powell, L.L. | Kent, M.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

The use of deep oral swabs as a surrogate for transoral tracheal wash to obtain bacterial cultures in dogs with pneumonia

Author(s):Sumner, C.M. | Rozanski, E.A. | Sharp, C.R. | Shaw, S.P.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

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