53 Willard Stree
North Grafton , MA 01536

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Tufts University Large Animal Hospital


Tufts University Large Animal Hospital is part of the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, which provides veterinary services for both large and small animals. It is the only academic veterinary center in New England. The center is fully staffed with a team of board-certified veterinarians, technicians, residents and interns.
Daniela Bedenice , DVM, DACVIM-LA, DACVECC
Dr. Bedenice grew up in rural Germany, where she trained and cared for many horses, and even accompanied her local veterinarian on nearly two years' worth of farm calls. After earning her veterinary degree from the Free University of Berlin, Dr. Bedenice undertook a residency with a private practice. Soon after, she moved to the United States, earned her board certification in both veterinary internal medicine and emergency and critical care, and joined the faculty at the Cummings School. Dr. Bedenice was drawn to The Hospital for Large Animals because it offered a unique environment of collegiality, mentorship, intellectual wealth and professional challenge, all of which presented the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the veterinary profession. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine,Dr. Bedenice leads and contributes to a variety of courses and clinics, including large animal internal medicine, gastrointestinal disease and neurology, camelid medicine, gastro-intestinal pathophysiology, neuro-pathophysiology, toxicology, clinical pharmacology. She also serves as a facilitator for the Problem-Based Learning course. "The greatest honor is to observe the professional growth and enthusiasm of those you had the pleasure of teaching," she says.
Nicholas Frank , DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Frank's special research interests include: Endotoxemia as a predisposing factor for laminitis, Effects of clinical endotoxemia on glucose metabolism in horses, Levothyroxine as a treatment for insulin resistance, Effects of resting insulin sensitivity on the acute response to endotoxin in horses, Effects of combining endotoxemia and alimentary carbohydrate overload on glucose and insulin dynamics in horses, Improved diagnosis and monitoring of equine endocrine disorders, Development of an optimal protocol for evaluating insulin secretion and sensitivity in horses. A study of the alterations in glucose and lipid metabolism that accompany the development of laminitis in horses. Evaluating the effects of endotoxin on glucose dynamics in horses using intravenous glucose tolerance test and euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp techniques
Stefano Pizzirani , DVM, PhD, DECVS, DACVO


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