Senior Lecturer, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care;
Head of the Emergency and Critical Care Department, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ
Janelle Wierenga is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and head of the Emergency and Critical Care Department at Massey University. This role includes research, teaching veterinary and veterinary technical students, management of the ICU, ECC clinical work along with clinical teaching and post-graduate supervision and training. Janelle graduated from Michigan State University with a DVM in 2003; a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois followed by a residency in ECC at UC Davis, California, USA. She became board-certified as a diplomate in small animal ECC by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2008. She then worked for 4 years at a private speciality and referral practice in Seattle, Washington before completing a Master in Public Health at the University of Washington in 2014. Her main research interests are trauma, CPR, zoonotic infectious diseases and One Health and she is currently completing a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology at Massey University. She is a board member of the Working Dog Centre at Massey University, training dog handlers in ECC topics and is a registered specialist in the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.