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REBECKA S. HESS, DVM, B.Sc.
Chief, Section of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinopathies, Cushing's Disease, Addison's Disease, Insulinoma, Thyroid disorders
Research Areas: Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinopathies
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Contact Information:
Section of Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Spruce Street




 Phone 215-898-9427
 Fax 215-573-6050
 Email rhess@vet.upenn.edu

Diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, and other endocrinopathies

Clinical endocrine studies and genetic studies of canine diabetes mellitus.

R. Hess and C. Ward. Effect of insulin dosage on glycemic response in dogs with diabetes mellitus: 221 cases (1993-1998) Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 216: 217-221, 2000.

S. Kimmel, C. Ward, P. Henthorn, R. Hess Familial insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in Samoyed dogs Journal of American Animal Hospital Association 38: 235-238, 2002.

S. Parsons, K. Drobatz, S. Lamb, C. Ward, R. Hess Endogenous serum insulin concentration in dogs with diabetic ketoacidosis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 12: 147-152, 2002.

R. Hess, P. Kass, T. Van Winkle. Association between diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism or hyperadrenocorticism, and atherosclerosis in dogs Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 17: 489-494, 2003.

S. Fincham, K. Drobatz, T. Gillespie, R. Hess Evaluation of Plasma Ionized Magnesium Concentration in 122 Dogs with Diabetes Mellitus: A Retrospective Study Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 18: 612-617, 2004.

W. Pullen and R. Hess Hypothyroid dogs treated with intravenous levothyroxine Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20: 32–37, 2006.

R. Hess, P. Kass, T. Van Winkle. Association between atherosclerosis and glomerulopathy in dogs The International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine 4: 224-231, 2006.

Trotman Tara K, Drobatz Kenneth J, Hess Rebecka S Retrospective evaluation of hyperosmolar hyperglycemia in 66 dogs (1993-2008). Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) 23: 557-64, 2013.

Hess Rebecka S, Drobatz Kenneth J Glargine insulin for treatment of naturally occurring diabetes mellitus in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 243: 1154-61, 2013.

Rondeau Danielle A, Mackalonis Megan E, Hess Rebecka S Effect of body position on indirect measurement of systolic arterial blood pressure in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 242: 1523-7, 2013.

Sears Kirk W, Drobatz Kenneth J, Hess Rebecka S Use of lispro insulin for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) 22: 211-8, 2012.

Seth M, Drobatz K J, Church D B, Hess R S White blood cell count and the sodium to potassium ratio to screen for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 25: 1351-6, 2011.

Palm C A, Boston R C, Refsal K R, Hess R S An investigation of the action of Neutral Protamine Hagedorn human analogue insulin in dogs with naturally occurring diabetes mellitus. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 23: 50-5, 2009.

Morgan Megan J, Vite Charles H, Radhakrishnan Anant, Hess Rebecka S Clinical peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes mellitus in 3 dogs. The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne 49: 583-6, 2008.

Murray S C, Gasser A, Hess R S Transient hyperglycaemia in a prediabetic dog treated with prednisone and cyclosporin A. Australian veterinary journal 87: 352-5, 2009.

O'Neill Siobhan, Drobatz Kenneth, Satyaraj Ebenezer, Hess Rebecka Evaluation of cytokines and hormones in dogs before and after treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis and in uncomplicated diabetes mellitus. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology 148: 276-83, 2012.

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1992

B.Sc. (Biology - cum laude) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel , 1988