Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Trisha Oura

Diagnostic Imaging

A native of New England, Dr. Oura received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of New Hampshire before working with marine mammals and avian and reptile species during zookeeper externship programs. She then worked in the Lung Function Laboratory of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Hoffman before completing her DVM at Tufts in 2008. She then completed a small animal internship and a diagnostic imaging residency at North Carolina State University. Following board certification by the American College of Veterinary Radiology, she completed a post-doctoral teaching position at NCSU. She recently returned to New England and has worked at Tufts VETS and as a teleradiology consultant for IDEXX Laboratories. She recently joined that Diagnostic Imaging faculty and has particular interest in pulmonary CT and imaging of the respiratory system in general. She is also interested in abdominal CT, specifically angiography.

Dr. Oura lives in Grafton with her veterinary anatomic pathologist husband, their young son, and one dog. 

Education

  • DVM-Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2008
  • BS-University of New Hampshire, 1998

Board Certification

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology, 2012

Sensitivity, positive predictive value, and interobserver variability of computed tomography in the diagnosis of bullae associated with spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs: 19 cases (2003-2012)

Author(s):Reetz, J.A. | Caceres, A.V. | Suran, J.N. | Oura, T.J. | Zwingenberger, A.L. | Mai, W.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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

What is your diagnosis? Traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts.

Author(s):Oura, T.J. | Rozanski, E.A. | King, R.G. | Sato, A.F.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Association of expiratory airway dysfunction with marked obesity in healthy adult dogs

Author(s):Bach, J.F. | Rozanski, E.A. | Bedenice, D. | Chan, D.L. | Freeman, L.M. | Lofgren, J.L.S. | Oura, T.J. | Hoffman, A.M.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Plethysmographic comparison of breathing pattern in heaves (recurrent airway obstruction) versus experimental bronchoconstriction or hyperpnea in horses

Author(s):Hoffman, A.M. | Oura, T.J. | Riedelberger, K.J. | Mazan, M.R.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

General Research Interests

  • Pulmonary CT
  • Abdominal CT Angiography
  • Respiratory Imaging