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50+ years of service and experience combined with innovative medicine and compassionate care

Yonaira Cortes, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC

Emergency Critical Care

Board Certification
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

Professional Affiliations
AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association
VECCS – Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Publications
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

Contributions
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. ​

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