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

Evaluation of cardiac troponin I in dogs presenting to the emergency room using a point-of-care assay

Author(s):Porter, A. | Rozanski, E. | Price, L.L. | Shaw, S.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Canadian Veterinary Journal

Differentiation of Cardiac from Noncardiac Pleural Effusions in Cats using Second-Generation Quantitative and Point-of-Care NT-proBNP Measurements

Author(s):Hezzell, M.J. | Rush, J.E. | Humm, K. | Rozanski, E.A. | Sargent, J. | Connolly, D.J. | Boswood, A. | Oyama, M.A.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Best practice recommendations for prehospital veterinary care of dogs and cats

Author(s):Hanel, R.M. | Palmer, L. | Baker, J. | Brenner, J.-A. | Crowe, D.T. | Dorman, D. | Gicking, J.C. | Gilger, B. | Otto, C.M. | Robertson, S.A. | Rozanski, E. | Trumpatori, B.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Assessment of the relationships among coagulopathy, hyperfibrinolysis, plasma lactate, and protein C in dogs with spontaneous hemoperitoneum

Author(s):Fletcher, D.J. | Rozanski, E.A. | Brainard, B.M. | de Laforcade, A.M. | Brooks, M.B.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Effects of in vitro hemodilution with crystalloids, colloids, and plasma on canine whole blood coagulation as determined by kaolin-activated thromboelastography

Author(s):Morris, B.R. | deLaforcade, A. | Lee, J. | Palmisano, J. | Meola, D. | Rozanski, E.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Hospital-acquired Anemia in Critically Ill Dogs and Cats: A Multi-Institutional Study

Author(s):Lynch, A.M. | Respess, M. | Boll, A.E. | Bozych, M. | Mcmichael, M. | Fletcher, D.J. | De Laforcade, A.M. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Utstein-style guidelines on uniform reporting of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in dogs and cats. A RECOVER statement

Author(s):Boller, M. | Fletcher, D.J. | Brainard, B.M. | Haskins, S. | Hopper, K. | Nadkarni, V.M. | Morley, P.T. | Mcmichael, M. | Nishimura, R. | Robben, J.H. | Rozanski, E. | Rudloff, E. | Rush, J. | Shih, A. | Smarick, S. | Tello, L.H.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Feline Lower Airway Disease

Author(s):Rozanski, E.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine

Massive haemorrhage associated with inadvertent incision of a suspected carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in a cat

Author(s):Pfaff, A.W. | Rozanski, E.A. | Lynch, A.M.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Journal of Small Animal Practice

Association between inflammatory airway disease of horses and exposure to respiratory viruses: A case control study

Author(s):Houtsma, A. | Bedenice, D. | Pusterla, N. | Pugliese, B. | Mapes, S. | Hoffman, A.M. | Paxson, J. | Rozanski, E. | Mukherjee, J. | Wigley, M. | Mazan, M.R.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

Oxygenation and Ventilation

Author(s):Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

A pilot study comparing a protocol using intermittent administration of glargine and regular insulin to a continuous rate infusion of regular insulin in cats with naturally occurring diabetic ketoacidosis

Author(s):Gallagher, B.R. | Mahony, O.M. | Rozanski, E.A. | Buob, S. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Accuracy of a computed tomography bronchial wall thickness to pulmonary artery diameter ratio for assessing bronchial wall thickening in dogs

Author(s):Szabo, D. | Sutherland-Smith, J. | Barton, B. | Rozanski, E.A. | Taeymans, O.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound

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

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 (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)

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

Canine chronic bronchitis

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

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

Foreword

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

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

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