Monica AlemanMonica Aleman

Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

2108 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1363
mraleman@ucdavis.edu

Education

2004 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California
1989 MZV Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
1999 DACVIM-Internal Medicine Large Animal Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, 
2012 DACVIM-Neurology Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of California, Davis, 

Honors and Awards

2012 Annual Resident Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. Award presented for high degree of excellence in the residency specialty
2002 Erik Tolksdorff Olbrich Award: Best presentation (Equine Muscle Diseases). XXIV Annual Convention of the Mexican Association of Equine Practitioners, Veracruz, Mexico
2000 Helping Hands: Medical collaboration with equine practitioner. 27th American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, Seattle, WA
1998 Humphrey Knight Memorial Graduate Clinical Education Award: Resident with Outstanding Clinical Competency in Large Animal Medicine. University of California, Davis, CA

Licenses

Equine Specialist Certification, University of Mexico: UNAM-Mexico.
California Veterinary License
USA Veterinary License
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Large Animal Internal Medicine.
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Pathophysiology and electrophysiology of trigeminal-mediated headshaking in horses, (Principal Investigator), Private donor

Principal Investigator, Study neuromuscular diseases in all species (One Health Medicine), (Principal Investigator), Private Donor

Principal Investigator, Study of neurologic and neuromuscular diseases in equine, (Principal Investigator), Private donor

Co-Principal Investigator, The role of neurosteroids in kangaroo care in neonatal infants in intensive care units, Dr. Bhutani (Principal Investigator), Gates Foundation

Principal Investigator, Neuroelectrophysiology studies in multiple species, (Principal Investigator), Anonymous Donor

Co-Principal Investigator, Randomized clinical trial to assess efficacy of the Madigan foal squeeze method to reverse clinical signs of neonatal maladjustment syndrome (NMS) and comparison of neurosteroids measured by mass spectometry versus progesterone ELISA for detection of NMS., John E. Madigan (Principal Investigator), Center of Equine Healthy

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Monica Aleman: Cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to apnea induced by atlanto-occipital intrathecal lidocaine injection in anesthetized horses.2016 Guedes A, Aleman M, Davis E, Tearney C Cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to apnea induced by atlanto-occipital intrathecal lidocaine injection in anesthetized horses. Vet Anaesth Analg. ,
  • Monica Aleman: Seizure disorders in goats and sheep2016 Chigerwe M, Aleman M Seizure disorders in goats and sheep J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Drug residues after intravenous anesthesia and intrathecal lidocaine hydrochloride euthanasia in horses2016 Aleman M, Davis E, Knych H, Guedes A, Smith F, Madigan JE Drug residues after intravenous anesthesia and intrathecal lidocaine hydrochloride euthanasia in horses J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Prevalence of anatomical variation of the sixth cervical vertebra and association with vertebral canal stenosis and articular process osteoarthritis in the horse2016 DeRouen A, Spriet M, Aleman M Prevalence of anatomical variation of the sixth cervical vertebra and association with vertebral canal stenosis and articular process osteoarthritis in the horse Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Monica Aleman: Survival of a foal with type A botulism2016 Prutton J, Magdesian K, Plummer A, Williams DC, Aleman M Survival of a foal with type A botulism J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Pneumonia caused by Klebsiella spp. in 46 horses2016 Estell KE, Young A, Kozikowski T, Swain EA, Byrne BA, Reilly CM, Kass PH, Aleman M Pneumonia caused by Klebsiella spp. in 46 horses J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Electroencephalogram of healthy horses during inhaled anesthesia2016 Williams DC, Aleman MR, Brosnan RJ, Fletcher DJ, Holliday TA, Tharp B, Kass PH, Steffey EP, LeCouteur RAElectroencephalogram of healthy horses during inhaled anesthesia J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the electroencephalogram in normal horses during administration of inhaled anesthesia2016 Williams DC, Brosnan RJ, Fletcher DJ, Aleman M, Holliday TA, Tharp B, Kass PH, LeCouteur RA, Steffey EPQualitative and quantitative characteristics of the electroencephalogram in normal horses during administration of inhaled anesthesia J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Neurologic deficits including auditory loss and recovery of function in horses with temporohyoid osteoarthropathy2016 Aleman M, Spriet M, Williams DC, Nieto JE Neurologic deficits including auditory loss and recovery of function in horses with temporohyoid osteoarthropathy J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease.2016 Aleman M, Shapiro K, Siso S, Williams DC, Rejmanek D, Aguilar B, Conrad PA Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease. Neuromuscul Disord,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Aleman M: Equine leptospirosis, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 1059-60.

2015 Aleman M, Watson JL: Acquired hemostatic disorders , Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 1048-9.

2015 Aleman M, Watson JL: Gastric ulceration, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 1046.

2015 Aleman M, Watson JL: Hemoperitoneum in Horses, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 1045.

2015 Aleman M, Estell KE: Renal tubular acidosis, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 893.

Interesting Facts

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.