Monica Aleman

Monica Aleman


Medicine & Epidemiology

2108 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Equine Specialist Certification, University of Mexico: UNAM-Mexico.
California Veterinary License # 15444
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.
United States Drug Enforcement Administration License #FA8121078
2004, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, California
1989, MVZ, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
1999, DACVIM-Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis,
2012, DACVIM-Neurology, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Investigation of a structural variant associated with KCNQ1 for Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Collaborator, Investigation of Toxoplasma gondii as a cause of Equine Protozoal Encephalomyelitis (EPM), Nicola Pusterla (Principal Investigator),
Principal Investigator, V435PSC: Equine Neurology Research: Trigeminal Mediated Headshaking, (Principal Investigator),
Honors and Awards
1998 Humphrey Knight Memorial Graduate Clinical Education Award: Resident with Outstanding Clinical Competency in Large Animal Medicine. University of California, Davis, CA
2000 Helping Hands: Medical collaboration with equine practitioner. 27th American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, Seattle, WA
2002 Erik Tolksdorff Olbrich Award: Best presentation (Equine Muscle Diseases). XXIV Annual Convention of the Mexican Association of Equine Practitioners, Veracruz, Mexico
2001-2004 The Edwin J. Gregson Memorial Fellowship to support PhD studies
2012 Annual Resident Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. Award presented for high degree of excellence in the residency specialty
2019 Endowment: Dr. Terry Holliday Equine and Comparative Neurology Presidential Chair
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2019 Aleman M, Spier SJ : Chapter 37, section: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, Smith BP, Van Metre DC, Pusterla N, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine 6th ed, . .
2019 Aleman M : Electrodiagnostic testing, Smith BP, Van Metre DC, Pusterla N, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine 6th ed, . .
2019 Aleman M, Prane T : Chapter 54: Neurocranium and brain, , Auer Equine Surgery 5th ed, . 895-900.
2019 Aleman M, Prange T, MacKay RJ : Chapter 51: Diagnostic procedures, , Auer Equine Surgery 5th ed, . 834-859.
2019 Aleman M, MacKay RJ : Chapter 50: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, , Auer Equine Surgery 5th ed, . 822-834.
Research Focus
Multiple species with equine emphasis in neurology, neuromuscular, muscle diseases.
Specialty Focus
Genetics of neuromuscular disorders. Equine internal medicine, critical care, neonatology.
Ten Recent Publications

Torrent A, Kilcoyne I, Johnson A, Affolter VK, Berryhill E, Aleman M
An atypical presentation of multisystemic B-cell lymphoma in a horse

Sheldon SA, Aleman M^, Costa LRR, Santoyo AC, Howey Q, Madigan JE
Intravenous infusion of magnesium sulfate and its effect on horses with trigeminal-mediated headshaking