The graduate program of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) focuses on two major areas: residency training in preparation for board certification, and research training at the Master's level. Graduate students in VCS produce theses and dissertations in the following majors:

  • Theriogenology;
  • Veterinary Medicine; and
  • Veterinary Surgery.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Diagnostic utility of caudal vena cava measurements in dogs with cavitary effusions or heart failure, Yen-Yu Chou

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A systems pharmacology model to improve clinical outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer, Benjamin Karl Schneider

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Relationship of the mucosal microbiota to gastrointestinal inflammation and the presence of small cell intestinal lymphoma in cats, Kayode Garraway

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A novel ex vivo model of equine corneal wound healing, Rita Fay Wehrman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Platelets in bleeding and thrombosis, Kelly M. Makielski

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Evaluation of retinal function and structure in a Parkinson's disease murine model, Courtenay Michaela Brines

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The development and validation of a novel canine mucosal endoscopic scoring system applied to dogs with inflammatory bowel disease, Jennifer Ellen Slovak

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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biomechanical considerations in equine laminitis, Jennifer Anne Cerfogli

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Identification and correlation of cytologic criteria to histologic grade in canine cutaneous mast cell tumors, Jo Ann Morrison

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Evaluation of the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on osteoarthritis and post-ESWT analgesia in animal models, Jessica Ann Dahlberg

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Non-invasive, objective determination of pain using pressure platform gait analysis : the effect of post-operative analgesic protocol and surgical method on limb function in cats following onychectomy, Cory Wei-ling Romans

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Measurement of cardiac output by transesophageal Doppler ultrasonography in anesthetized dogs - comparison with thermodilution, Tatjana Lazic

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Development of canine rehabilitation and aquatic therapy, Gregory Scott Marsolais

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Attitudes and experiences with the Iowa Beef Cattle Preconditioning Program : a survey of feedlot operators, Douglas Terry Ensley

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Comparison of serum steroidal hormone concentrations in buller steers, riders, and uninterested penmates : implication for the etiology of the buller steer syndrome in North American feedlots, Brent David Meyer

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Detection of Johne's disease in an Iowa (United States) dairy herd : comparisons of the milk ELISA, serum ELISA, Gamma-Interferon and fecal culture tests and the effect of a skin-test using a cell-free sonicate of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (19698) on the production of Gamma-Interferon, Mark A. Kirkpatrick

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Detection of Johne's disease in an Iowa (United States) dairy herd : comparisons of the milk ELISA, serum ELISA, Gamma-Interferon and fecal culture tests and the effect of a skin-test using a cell-free sonicate of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (19698) on the production of Gamma-Interferon, Mark A. Kirkpatrick

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A survey of veterinarians and producers on Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in cattle in Iowa, Suelee Robbe

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A survey of veterinarians and producers on Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in cattle in Iowa, Suelee Suelee

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Studies of the immunological response of the pig to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection and/or vaccination, Tamara Beth Boettcher

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The development of a biodegradable drug delivery system for orthopedic infection in the horse : in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility and gentamicin elution characteristics, Axel Friedrich Sondhof

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Superovulatory response in New Zealand White rabbits under environmental heat stress, Henrique Henrique

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Superovulatory response in New Zealand White rabbits under environmental heat stress, Henrique Henrique

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Characterization of equine tendon fibroblasts grown in tissue culture : a model for use in the study of the equine superficial digital flexor tendon and its response to injury and medication, Linda Ann Dahlgren

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Cultivation, preliminary characterization, and prevalence in swine herds of porcine paramyxovirus, Mary Alice Battrell

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The significance of femoral anteversion as it relates to canine hip dysplasia, Mary Ann Nieves

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Stress analysis of the canine cementless total hip prosthesis, David Victor Filer

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The microbiology of the normal camelid conjunctival sac, Juliet Rathbone Gionfriddo

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The use of a specific sensitive ELISA test that determines progesterone levels in milk to confirm the correct time of insemination in dairy cattle, Richard L. Riese

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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In vitro study of the efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate and chlorous acid/chlorine dioxide combination against Staphylococcus aureus and the cytotoxic effects on equine dermal fibroblast cell culture and in vivo effects of these products on the normal rabbit stifle joint, William Richardson Redding

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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An evaluation of appositional versus inverting suture patterns for cystotomy closure, Robert Marshall Radasch

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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The growth hormone secretagogue activity and thymotrophic effects of clonidine in dogs of varying age, Wallace B. Morrison

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Development of intestinal lesions in nursing piglets experimentally infected with Isospora suis, Joann Kean

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Evaluation of carbon filament induced connective tissue formation, as a means of controlled strangulation of the canine portal vein, Robert D. Barstad

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Influence of growth hormone on the adult canine thymus and evaluation of endocrine function in puppies from immunodeficient dwarf parents, William Edward Monroe

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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The effect of progesterone in liquid semen extender on fertility and spermatozoa transport in the pig, Joaquin A. Becerril

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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The cranial cruciate ligament in the bovine : its tensile strength and surgical repair using a patellar ligament graft, Edwin William Moss

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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The viability and fertility of stallion semen after extension and storage, Marion Elizabeth Anderson-Newton

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A comparative study of boar semen collected by electroejaculation and gloved-hand technique, Victor Manuel Basurto-Kuba

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Humoral antibody response in the neonatal foal, Stephen Glen Juelsgaard

Theses/Dissertations from 1972

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McFee and Parungao orthogonal lead vectorcardiography in normal dogs, C. B. Chastain

Theses/Dissertations from 1971

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Clinical and hematological evaluation of glyceryl guaiacolate as an adjuvant to anesthesia in the horse (Equus caballus)., Larry Lavern Jackson

Theses/Dissertations from 1967

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Evaluations of surgical implants of polypropylene mesh in the abdominal wall of the equine species., Jerry Holmes Johnson

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Some histological and histochemical aspects of the canine ovary, oviduct and uterus following the administration of diethylstilbestrol for pregnancy termination., Gary Lynn Mallo

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Uterine response to estrous synchronization in swine using ICI 33828 (MATCH)., Richard Franklin Marshall

Theses/Dissertations from 1966

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Cyclical changes of the bovine endometrium and cervical mucosa., Uria Marinov