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Dr. Monica Aleman Now Board Certified in Internal Medicine - Neurology

November 1, 2013

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Monica Aleman, MVZ Cert., PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Neurology)

November 1, 2013 - Dr. Monica Aleman, a faculty member in the Large Animal Medicine Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, is now board certified in the sub-specialty of neurology in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Having previously been board certified by ACVIM in the sub-specialty of large animal internal medicine, she becomes one of a short list of specialists who are dual board certified in these two areas. 

Dr. Aleman received her veterinary degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1991, and has been with UC Davis almost continuously since 1992. She received her PhD in neuromuscular disorders in equines from UC Davis in 2004, and has completed two residency programs (Large Animal Internal Medicine – equine emphasis; and Neurology/Neurosurgery). Dr. Aleman provides primary care for patients in the Large Animal Clinic, and is also currently doing research in comparative neurology.

“I firmly believe in translational medicine and the benefits of working across species in both the clinical and research settings,” said Dr. Aleman. “As a member of the Equine and Comparative Neurology Research Group at UC Davis, I am able to conduct studies in both humans and animals.”

Beyond providing care locally, Dr. Aleman recently traveled to Colombia to administer veterinary services to horses with neurologic disorders. She will also be traveling to Europe in the near future to examine horses in Germany. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications, and is a popular speaker in neurology at national and international meetings.


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