Rebecka S Hess

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Chief, Section of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Contact information
Section of Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010
Office: 215-898-9427
Fax: 215-573-6050
Education:
B.Sc. (Biology - cum laude)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel , 1988.
DVM (Veterinary Medicine)
The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1992.
Post-Graduate Training
Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine , 1993-1994.
Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine , 1994-1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical endocrine studies and genetic studies of canine diabetes mellitus.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Diabetes mellitus in dogs

Selected Publications

Shea, E. K., Hess, R. S.: Validation of a flash glucose monitoring system in outpatient diabetic cats. J Vet Intern Med 35(4): 1703-1712, 2021.

O'Kell, A. L., Wasserfall, C. H., Henthorn, P. S., Atkinson, M. A., Hess, R. S.: Evaluation for type 1 diabetes associated autoantibodies in diabetic and non-diabetic Australian terriers and Samoyeds. Canine Med Genet 7(1): 10, 2020.

Mui, M. L., Famula, T. R., Henthorn, P. S., Hess, R. S.: Heritability and complex segregation analysis of naturally-occurring diabetes in Australian Terrier Dogs. PLoS One 15(9): e0239542, 2020.

Shea, E. K., Hess, R. S.: Assessment of postprandial hyperglycemia and circadian fluctuation of glucose concentrations in diabetic dogs using a flash glucose monitoring system. J Vet Intern Med 35(2): 843-852, 2021.

Cai, S. V., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M., Hess, R. S.: Heritability and complex segregation analysis of diabetes mellitus in American Eskimo Dogs. J Vet Intern Med 33(5): 1926-1934, 2019.

Lechner, M. J., Hess, R. S.: Comparison of glucose concentrations in serum, plasma, and blood measured by a point-of-care glucometer with serum glucose concentration measured by an automated biochemical analyzer for canine and feline blood samples. Am J Vet Res 80(12): 1074-1081, 2019.

Hess, R., Henthorn, P., Devoto, M., Wang, F., Feng, R.: An exploratory association analysis of the insulin gene region with diabetes mellitus in two dog breeds. Journal of Heredity 110(7): 793-800, 2019.

Anderson, J. D., Rondeau, D. A., Hess, R. S.: Lispro insulin and electrolyte supplementation for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in cats. J Vet Intern Med 33(4): 1593-1601, 2019.

Seage, E. C., Drobatz, K. J., Hess, R. S.: Spectrophotometry and Ultracentrifugation for Measurement of Plasma Lipids in Dogs with Diabetes Mellitus. J Vet Intern Med 32(1): 93-98, 2018.

Walsh, E. S., Drobatz, K. J., Hess, R. S.: Use of intravenous insulin aspart for treatment of naturally occurring diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 26(1): 101-7, 2016.

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Last updated: 10/19/2021
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