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