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Allison L Zwingenberger- DVM, MAS
Associate Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1325 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 6638


Research Focus

Veterinary Radiology:

Vascular imaging, molecular imaging

Specialty Focus

Diagnostic Imaging


1995 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
2004 Residency , University of Pennsylvania,
2008 MAS , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2012 Top 5 article award - Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2010-2011 - Zwingenberger AL, Marks SL, Baker TW, Moore PF. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the muscularis propria in cats with diffuse small intestinal lymphoma or inflammatory bowel disease. J Vet Internal Med, 24(2): 289-92.
2011 University of California Academic Senate Research Travel Award
2006 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (K30)
2002 ECVDI Resident's prize for best scientific presentation
2002 Travel scholarship of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, MiRNA profiling of dogs with transitional cell carcinoma, Co-PI with Michael Kent (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Multi-functional Nanocarrier against Canine Lymphoma, Kit Lam (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Co-Investigator, Assessment of Outcome in Dogs Undergoing Percutaneous Transvenous Coil Embolization to Treat Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts, William Culp (Principal Investigator), ACVS

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Kristi R Kelly,Amy R Kapatkin, Allison L Zwingenberger, and Kari L Christe Efficacy of Antibiotic-Impregnated Polymethylmethacrylate Beads in a Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) with Osteomyelitis Comparative Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2012 Lise A Daniaux, Beverly K Sturges , Allison L Zwingenberger Multiple meningiomas in a dog: a case report Veterinary World,
  • Link Icon 2011 Wood JA, Chung DJ, Park SA, Zwingenberger AL, Reilly CM, Ly I, Walker NJ, Vernau W, Hayashi K, Wisner ER, Cannon MS, Kass PH, Cherry SR, Borjesson DL, Russell P, Murphy CJ. Periocular and Intra-Articular Injection of Canine Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: An In Vivo Imaging and Migration Study J Ocul Pharmacol Ther,
  • Link Icon 2011 Zwingenberger AL, Kent MS, Liu R, Kukis DL, Wisner ER, DeNardo SJ, Taylor SL, Lam KS In-vivo biodistribution and safety of 99mTc-LLP2A-Hynic in canine Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma PLoS ONE,
  • Link Icon 2011 Frazier SA, Johns SM, Ortega J, Zwingenberger AL, Kent MS, Hammond GM, Rodriguez CO, Steffey MS, Skorupski KA Outcome in dogs with surgically resected oral fibrosarcoma (1997-2008)* Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, Early View - article first published online 2 May 2011,
  • Link Icon 2011 Zwingenberger AL, Bouma JL, Saunders HM, Nodine CF Expert interpretation compensates for reduced image quality of camera-digitized images referred to radiologists Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2011 Aina OH, Maeda Y, Harrison M, Zwingenberger AL, Walker NJ, Lam KS, Kent MS Canine malignant melanoma alpha-3 integrin peptides Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology,
  • Link Icon 2011 Laurenson MP, Zwingenberger AL, Cissell DD, Johnson LR, McPeters MJ, Spriet MP, Taylor SL, Pollard RE Computed tomography of the pharynx in a closed vs. open mouth position Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2011 Zwingenberger AL, Spriet M, Hunt GB Imaging diagnostic-portal vein aplasia and interruption of the caudal vena cava in three dogs Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2011 Laurenson MP, Skorupski KA, Moore PF, Zwingenberger AL Ultrasonography of intestinal mast cell tumors in the cat Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Murphy CJ, Samuelson DA, Pollock RVH: The Eye, Howard E. Evans, and Alexander de Lahunta, (ed), Miller's Anatomy of the Dog,. 746-785.

2011 Kinns J, Malinowski R, McEvoy F, Schwarz T, Zwingenberger A: Special software applications, Schwarz T and Saunders J, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography. 67-74.

2009 Zwingenberger A, Silverman S: Rodents: Diagnostic imaging, Emma Keeble, Anna Meredith, (ed), BSAVA Manual of Rodents and Ferrets. .

2008 Zwingenberger A, Wisner E: Neck, D Penninck and M-A d'Anjou, (ed), Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, Ames IA. 91-117.

2008 Mai W, O'Brien R, Scrivani P, Porat-Mosenco Y, Tobin E, Seiler G, McConnell F, Schwarz T, Zwingenberger A: The lung parenchyma, T. Schwarz and V Johnson, (ed), The BSAVA Manual of Thoracic Imaging. .