Rachael Kreisler VMD MSCE

Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine

Midwestern University College of Veterinary MedicineRachael Kreisler VMD MSCE
Companion Animal Clinic
part of the Animal Health Institute
5715 W. Utopia Road
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 806-7387
e-mail: rkreis@midwestern.edu


Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Kreisler joined Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2015 to help build a shelter medicine curriculum. In November of 2015 she launched the extracurricular mobile clinic program that provides sterilization, wellness and minor medical services to shelters and reservations in Arizona. Additional service to the community has involved shelter data analytics and shelter animal disease outbreak investigation, including distemper, Streptococcus zooepidemicus and pneumovirus.

She is faculty advisor to the Shelter Medicine and Veterinary Business Management Association clubs, as well as the veterinary contingent of the interdisciplinary HOME program. She is co-course organizer for the Shelter Medicine and Practice Management 3rd year electives and the Shelter Medicine clinical selective and elective rotations. Clinical interests include shelter medicine, field medicine, feline medicine and surgery.


Her research has focused on topics that inform clinical decision-making, affect shelter and at-risk animal populations and improve veterinary student education. She is also interested in collaborative studies that take advantage of shelter medicine's caseload of hundreds of animals per month or involve large datasets.


Shelter medicine, large datasets, evidence-based best practices, student surgical education, feline medicine, population medicine, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematical modeling of disease and populations.

Project I: Perioperative mortality for high volume surgical sterilization clinics: results from over 1.2 million records

Project II: Stability of field compounded medications

Project III: Effect of transmucosal corn syrup application on perioperative blood glucose concentrations in kittens

Project IV: Effect of overnight fasting and sterilization surgery on perioperative blood glucose concentrations in kittens

Project V: Outcomes of elective sterilization surgeries performed by veterinary students and shelter veterinarians in a shelter environment

Project VI: Risk factors for complications of elective surgery performed by veterinary students in a shelter environment


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