Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Education & Postgraduate Training
BS in Biology – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
DVM – Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Rotating Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery – Animal Medical Center, NY
Residency Training, Emergency and Critical Care – Angell Animal Medical Center – Boston, MA
Professional Interests: Metabolic emergencies, polytrauma and pain management
Kraenzlin, Mara and Yonaira Cortes and Pamela Fettig and Dennis Bailey. Shock Index is associated with mortality in canine vehicular trauma patients. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2020 Nov 20;30(6):706-711.
Whitehead, KimMi and Yonaira Cortes and Laura Eirmann. Gastrointestinal dysmotility disorders in critically ill dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2016 March/April 26(2): 234-256
Berkowitz, S. T., Gannon, K. M., Carberry, C. A. and Cortes, Y. Resolution of spontaneous hemoabdomen secondary to peliosis hepatis following surgery and azithromycin treatment in a Bartonella species infected dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2016 Apr (Online publication available before inclusion in an issue)
Schmuel, Daniella L and Yonaira Cortes. Anaphylaxis in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2013 Jul-Aug;23(4):377-94
Salgado, Melissa and Yonaira Cortes. Hepatic encephalopathy: Etiology, pathogensis and clinical signs. Compend Contin Educ Vet 2013 Jun;35(6):E1-8
Salgado, Melissa and Yonaira Cortes. Hepatic encephalopathy: diagnosis and treatment. Compend Contin Educ Vet 2013 Jun;35(6):E1-9
Thompson, Holly C and Yonaira Cortes, et al. Esophageal foreign bodies in dogs: 34 cases (2004-2009). J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2012 Apr;22(2):253-61
Cortes, Yonaira E and Jennifer Holm. “Successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of short term mechanical ventilation following inadvertent ketamine overdose in a cat” J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2008 Apr:18(2) p165-169
Cortes, Yonaira E and Lisa Moses. “Magnesium Disturbances in Critically Ill” Compend Contin Educ Vet 2007 Jul;29(7):420-7
Fletcher DJ, Boller M, et al. RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on veterinary CPR. Part 7: Clinical guidelines. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2012 Jun; 22 Suppl 1:S102-31.
Cortes, Yonaira E. Hyponatremia. Book Chapter for The Small Animal Clinical Advisor, Etienne Cote (Ed), Elsevier Publishers.