Jenessa Gjeltema

Jenessa Gjeltema

Assistant Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

Office
Vet Med 3B #1050, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine
California Veterinary Medical License
USDA Veterinary Accreditation, Category II
North Carolina Veterinary License
Education
2015, Residency, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2012, Internship, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, FL
2011, DVM, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2004, BS, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
2004, BS, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
2004, BA, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Pharmacokinetics of a single dose of oral gabapentin in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), Tess Rooney (Principal Investigator), Oiled Wildlife Care Network
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2022 Gjeltema J: Chapter 6, Introduction to Ophthalmology of Amphibia, Montiani-Ferreira F, Ben-Shlomo G, Moore B, (ed), Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology - Volume 1: Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds, . 107-120.
2022 Gjeltema JL, Freeman KS, Lewbart GA: Chapter 2, Ophthalmology of Invertebrates, Montiani-Ferreira F, Ben-Shlomo G, Moore B, (ed), Wild and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology - Volume 1: Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds, . 9-39.
Research Focus
  • Effects of environmental plastic contamination on animal, human, and ecosystem health.
  • Application, evaluation, and validation of clinical diagnostics and therapeutics in zoological species.
Specialty Focus
Zoological Medicine
Ten Recent Publications

2016
Gjeltema JL, Troan B, Muehlenbachs A, Liu L, Da Silva AJ, Qvarnstrom Y, Tobias JR, Loomis MR, De Voe RS
Amoebic meningoencephalitis and disseminated infection caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris in a Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).