Search for Faculty

Photo: Rachel E Pollard

Rachel E Pollard- DVM, PhD
Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1122B Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2511
repollard@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Diagnostic fluoroscopy has previously only been available at veterinary teaching institutions due to the expense of the equipment. Recently, the increase in interest in veterinary interventional radiology has resulted in a flurry of installations of fluoroscopic units in specialty and private practices. This has inadvertently resulted in developing interest in diagnostic uses for this equipment. My research focuses on the application of diagnostic fluoroscopy for functional diseases of swallowing and respiration. I am specifically interested in advancing knowledge and defining limitations of the use of diagnostic fluoroscopy in veterinary patients.

Specialty Focus

Diagnostic Imaging

Education

1996 DVM , Washington State University, Pullman WA
2005 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA
2014 Entrepreneurship Academy, University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2012 Faculty Award from the graduating class of 2012, University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
2009 Faculty commencement speaker
2006 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 2008 annual award ceremony, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2000 Best resident authored abstract
2000 Resident authored paper award
1996 Excellence in small animal internal medicine

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
CA state veterinary license

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Specific and high-resolution ultrasound cancer imaging, Kathy Ferrara (Principal Investigator), NIH/NCI

Co-Investigator, Ultrasonic Assessment of Therapeutic Response, Kathy Ferrara (Principal Investigator), NIH/NCI

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Rachel E Pollard: Total laryngectomy for management of chronic aspiration pneumonia in a myopathic dog 2016 Vernau KM, Marks SL, Kuhn MA, Culp WT, Owens TJ, Shelton GD, Siddiqui T, Pollard RE, Belafsky PC Total laryngectomy for management of chronic aspiration pneumonia in a myopathic dog Canadian Vet J,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Perfusion and Volume Response of Canine Brain Tumors to Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy 2016 Zwingenberger AL, Pollard RE, Taylor SL, Chen RX, Nunley J, Kent MS Perfusion and Volume Response of Canine Brain Tumors to Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy J Vet Intern Med,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Effect of bolus size on deglutition and esophageal transit in healthy dogs 2016 Cheney DM, Marks SL, Pollard RE Effect of bolus size on deglutition and esophageal transit in healthy dogs Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Japanese Bobtail: vertebral morphology and genetic characterization of an established cat breed 2015 Pollard RE, Koehne AL, Peterson CB, Lyons LA Japanese Bobtail: vertebral morphology and genetic characterization of an established cat breed J Feline Med Surg,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Ultrasound and computed tomography of the iliosacral lymphatic centre in dogs with anal sac gland carcinoma 2015 Pollard RE, Fuller MC, Steffey MA Ultrasound and computed tomography of the iliosacral lymphatic centre in dogs with anal sac gland carcinoma Vet Comp Oncol doi:10.1111/vco.12160,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Regenerative approach to bilateral rostral mandibular reconstruction in a case series of dogs 2015 Arzi B, Cissell DD, Pollard RE, Verstraete FJ Regenerative approach to bilateral rostral mandibular reconstruction in a case series of dogs Front Vet Sci,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Agreement among radiographs, fluoroscopy and bronchoscopy in documentation of airway collapse in dogs 2015 Johnson LR, Singh MK, Pollard RE Agreement among radiographs, fluoroscopy and bronchoscopy in documentation of airway collapse in dogs J Vet Intern Med,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Comparison of the radiographic and tracheoscopic appearance of the dorsal tracheal membrane in large and small breed dogs 2015 Lindl Bylicki BJ, Johnson LR, Pollard RE Comparison of the radiographic and tracheoscopic appearance of the dorsal tracheal membrane in large and small breed dogs Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Prevalence of incidental thyroid nodules in ultrasound studies of dogs with hypercalcemia (2008-2013). 2015 Pollard RE, Bohannon LK, Feldman EC. Prevalence of incidental thyroid nodules in ultrasound studies of dogs with hypercalcemia (2008-2013). Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Rachel E Pollard: Bacterial urinary tract infections associated with transitional cell carcinoma in dogs 2015 Budreckis DM, Byrne BA, Pollard RE, Rebhun RB, Rodriguez CO, Skorupski KA Bacterial urinary tract infections associated with transitional cell carcinoma in dogs J Vet Intern Med,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Pollard R, Nyland TG, Mattoon JE, Herrgesell E: Advanced ultrasound techniques, Nyland TG, Mattoon JE, (ed), IN: Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound, 3rd Edition. .

2014 Hecht SE, Pollard RE: Male Reproductive Tract, Penninck D, d'Anjou MA, (ed), Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, second edition. .

2014 Pollard RE, Hecht SE: Female Reproductive Tract, Penninck D, d'Anjou MA, (ed), Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, second edition. .

2010 Pollard RE: CT contrast media and application; intravenous contrast media, Schwarz T, Saunders J, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography. .

2009 Pollard R, Herrgesell E: Basic diagnoses with abdominal ultrasound, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC., (ed), IN: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition. 373-376.