Amy B Alexander

Amy B Alexander,

Clinical Associate Professor – Zoological Medicine

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: alexandera@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Diplomate
2017 · American College of Zoological Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021,2023
VEM5311 Avian Med and Surgery
2019-2023
VEM5221 Intro Clinic Pathol
2018-2023
VEM5288 Sm An Clin Pharmacol
2019-2020
VEM5203 Pnt Care Clin Skill 3
2017-2025
VEM5821 Zoological/Wildlife Medicine Clerkship
2019-2023
VEM5003 End of Life Issues
2019-2025
VEM5370 Reptile Med and Surgery
2021-2023
VEM5200 Pnt Care Clin Skill 1

Board Certifications

  • Zoological Medicine
    American College of Zoological Medicine

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-7077-1917

Areas of Interest
  • Clinical Pathology of Non-Domestic Animals
  • Critical Care of Non-Domestic Animals
  • Health of Captive and Free-Ranging Wildlife
  • One Health

Publications

2024
Cardiovascular disease in central bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps): 54 cases (2007-2022).
American journal of veterinary research. 85(5) [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.23.10.0241. [PMID] 38382200.
2024
USE OF VISCOELASTIC COAGULATION TESTING IN MEGACHIROPTERA (PTEROPUS HYPOMELANUS AND PTEROPUS VAMPYRUS) REVEALS HIGH VARIABILITY IN CLOT KINETICS.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 55(2):393-403 [DOI] 10.1638/2023-0037. [PMID] 38875195.
2023
DETERMINATION OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES FOR CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF GALAPAGOS (CHELONOIDIS NIGRA COMPLEX) AND ALDABRA (ALDABRACHELYS GIGANTEA) TORTOISES.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 54(2):310-318 [DOI] 10.1638/2020-0125. [PMID] 37428693.
2023
Intralipid Emulsion Therapy for the Treatment of Suspected Toxicity in 2 Avian Species.
Journal of avian medicine and surgery. 36(4):394-399 [DOI] 10.1647/21-00057. [PMID] 36935211.
2023
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intramuscular alfaxalone in central bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps): effect of injection site
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 50(3):280-288 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.02.010.
2023
Regional Anesthesia of the Dentition in Bennett’s Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus): Anatomical Landmarks and Approaches Assessed with Computed Tomography and Gross Dissection.
Journal of veterinary dentistry. [DOI] 10.1177/08987564231219179. [PMID] 38099674.
2023
Retrospective evaluation of wobbly hedgehog syndrome in 49 African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris): 2000-2020.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 261(9):1-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.23.03.0167. [PMID] 37217171.
2022
AUSTWICKIA CHELONAE IN A WILD GOPHER TORTOISE (GOPHERUS POLYPHEMUS) AND EVIDENCE OF POSITIVE SELECTION ON THE DIPHTHERIA-LIKE TOXIN GENE.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 58(1):1-7 [DOI] 10.7589/JWD-D-20-00223. [PMID] 34780647.
2022
Correction: Turner et al. Steatitis in Cold-Stunned Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii). Animals 2021, 11, 898.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 12(9) [DOI] 10.3390/ani12091129. [PMID] 35565650.
2022
PULMONARY AND COELOMIC MYCOSES DUE TO METARHIZIUM AND BEAUVERIA SPECIES IN REPTILES.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 53(3):605-612 [DOI] 10.1638/2021-0081. [PMID] 36214247.
2021
Identification of a novel mortality-associated Helicobacter species in gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus), qPCR test development and validation, and correlation with mortality in a wildlife rehabilitation population
Veterinary Microbiology. 259 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetmic.2021.109136.
2021
Retrospective analysis of ocular disease in a population of captive pteropodid bats, 2003-2020.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 24(3):240-251 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12879. [PMID] 33682341.
2021
Sedation and Anesthesia of Galapagos (Chelonoidis nigra), Aldabra (Aldabrachelys gigantea), and African Spurred Tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata): A Retrospective Review (2009–2019)
Animals. 11(10) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11102920. [PMID] 34679940.
2021
Steatitis in Cold-Stunned Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii)
Animals. 11(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11030898. [PMID] 33801097.
2021
THE USE OF INTRADERMAL ALLERGY TESTING FOR ALLERGIC DERMATITIS IN PTEROPID BATS AND TREATMENT WITH ALLERGEN SPECIFIC IMMUNOTHERAPY: A CASE SERIES.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 52(4):1298-1308 [DOI] 10.1638/2020-0202. [PMID] 34998303.
2021
What is your diagnosis? Coelomic effusion in a chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 50(2):305-308 [DOI] 10.1111/vcp.12946.
2020
Clinical Manifestation and Molecular Characterization of a Novel Member of the Nannizziopsiaceae in a Pulmonary Granuloma From a Galapagos Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra).
Frontiers in veterinary science. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2020.00024. [PMID] 32118056.
2020
RENAL NEOPLASIA FROM A SINGLE POPULATION OF PTEROPODID BATS.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 51(3):696-704 [DOI] 10.1638/2019-0220. [PMID] 33480548.
2017
Radiation Therapy of Periorbital Lymphoma in a Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna).
Journal of avian medicine and surgery. 31(1):39-46 [DOI] 10.1647/2015-116. [PMID] 28358607.
2016
GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITES OF CAPTIVE AND FREE-LIVING LEMURS AND DOMESTIC CARNIVORES IN EASTERN MADAGASCAR.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 47(1):141-9 [DOI] 10.1638/2015-0111.1. [PMID] 27010275.
2015
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE RENAL FAILURE WITH DELAYED HYPERCALCEMIA SECONDARY TO SARCOCYSTIS NEURONA-INDUCED MYOSITIS AND RHABDOMYOLYSIS IN A CALIFORNIA SEA LION (ZALOPHUS CALIFORNIANUS).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 46(3):652-6 [DOI] 10.1638/2015-0075.1. [PMID] 26352981.
2015
MANAGEMENT OF TOXIC MASTITIS IN A BABIRUSA (BABYROUSA CELEBENSIS).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 46(4):949-52 [DOI] 10.1638/2015-0129.1. [PMID] 26667559.

Education

Residency – Zoological Medicine
2012-2015 · Saint Louis Zoo
Internship – Zoological Medicine
2011-2012 · Colorado State University
Internship – Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
2010-2011 · BluePearl Veterinary Specialists, Tampa FL
DVM
2010 · University of Florida
BS
2005 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
alexandera@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100123
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
VH 46 215
GAINESVILLE FL 32611