Rachael Kreisler VMD MSCE DACVPM

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 course organizer for the Shelter Medicine and Practice Management 3rd year electives. 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.


  1. Kreisler, RE, Cornell, HN, Smith, VA, Kelsey, SE, & Hofmeister, EH. (2019). Use of nalbuphine as a substitute for butorphanol in combination with dexmedetomidine and tiletamine/zolazepam: a randomized non-inferiority trial. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. doi:10.1177/1098612X19826715.
  2. Kreisler RE, Cornell HN, Levy JK. "Decrease in Population and Increase in Welfare of Community Cats in a Twenty-Three Year Trap-Neuter-Return Program in Key Largo, FL: the ORCAT Program." Frontiers in Veterinary Science 6 (2019): 7.  doi:10.3389/fvets.2019.00007.
  3. Kreisler RE, Shaver SL, Holmes JH. Outcomes of elective gonadectomy procedures performed on dogs and cats by veterinary students and shelter veterinarians in a shelter environment. J Am Vet Med Assoc 253(10):1294-1299, 2018. doi:10.2460/javma.253.10.1294.
  4. Cornell HN, Shaver SL, Semick DN, Bradley NC, Kreisler RE. Effect of transmucosal corn syrup application on postoperative blood glucose concentrations in kittens. J Feline Med Surg 20(4):289-294, 2018. doi:10.1177/1098612X17705537.
  5. Semick DN, Shaver SL, Cornell HN, Bradley NC, Kreisler RE. Perioperative blood glucose concentrations in kittens following overnight fasting and gonadectomy. J Feline Med Surg 20(4):344-348, 2018. doi:10.1177/1098612X17710590.
  6. Wozniak M, Stablein C, Zuk N, Kreisler R. A Student-Run Free Mobile Veterinary Clinic in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. J Student-Run Clin 4(1):1-5, 2018.  https://journalsrc.org/index.php/jsrc/article/view/63

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