Karen Dyer Inzana, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Professor and Assistant Dean of Assessment

Email: Karen.Inzana@liu.edu

Dr. Karen Inzana obtained her DVM from the University of Tennessee, and completed a residency in Neurology at the University of California, Davis. She obtained a MS and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, Madison before joining the faculty at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She progressed through the ranks at Virginia Tech to Full Professor with Tenure while serving as the Head of Clinical Neurology Service. In 2006, Dr. Inzana was a recipient of an Advance Fellowship in Academic Affairs funded through the National Science Foundation Advance Award which initiated her career in Academic Affairs. She served as the Director of Assessment for the College of Veterinary Medicine for 7 years and took an active role in longitudinal competency development, outcomes assessment as well as curriculum redesign and development at the VMCVM. Dr. Inzana current interests include the development of clinical reasoning, longitudinal assessment planning and curriculum development.

Publications - (selected manuscripts)

Book Chapters (out of 25)

  • Inzana K D (2017) Curriculum Mapping In: J Hodgson and J Pelzer (Eds.) Veterinary Medical Education: A practical guide. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons pp.36-42

Journals- Peer-Reviewed (out of 45)

  • Forrester SD, Inzana KD, Leib MS, Purswell BJ. Using the world wide web to enhance clinical problem solving skills of third year veterinary students. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 28(1); 2001:31-33.
  • Jones JC, Shires PK, Inzana KD, Mosby AD, Sponenberg DP, Lanz OI. Use of computed tomogrpahic densitometry to quantify contrast enhancement of compressive soft tissues in the canine lumbosacral vertebral canal. Am J Vet Res 63; 2002:733-737
  • Giroux A, Jones JC, Bohn JH, Duncan RB, Waldron DR, Inzana KD. A new device for stereotactic CT biopsy of the canine brain: design, construction, and needle placement accuracy. Vet Radiol & Ultras 43 (3); 2002: 229-236.
  • Bergman RL, Inzana KD, Monroe WE, Shell LG, Liu LA, Engvall E, Shelton GD. Dystrophin deficient muscular dystrophy in a Labrador Retriever. J Am An Hosp Assoc 38; 2002:255-261.
  • Bergman RL, Inzana K, Inzana T, Panceria D, Boone DG. Matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 in normal canine cerebrospinal fluid. J Vet Res 63(10); 1359-1362,2002
  • Rossmeisl JH, Duncan R, Fox J, Herring ES, Inzana KD. Neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis in a Labrador retriever. J Vet Diag Invest 15: 457-460,2003.
  • Rossmeisl JH, Lanz OI, Inzana KD, Bergman RL. A Lateral Approach to the Canine Cervical Spine: Procedural Description and Clinical Application in 14 Dogs with Lateralized Compressive Myelopathy. Vet Surg 34(5): 436-444, 2005
  • Rossmeisl JH, Higgins MA, Inzana KD, Herring IP, Grant DC. Bilateral cavernous sinus syndrome in 6 dogs: 1998-2004. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Apr 1;226(7):1105-11.
  • Jones C, Inzana KD, Rossmeisl JH, Bergman RL, Wells T, Butler K. CT myelography of the thoraco-lumbar spine in 8 dogs with degenerative myelopathy. J. Vet. Sci. 6(4): 341-348, 2005.
  • Karnik PS, Johnson SA, Ward D, Broadstone R, Inzana K. The effects of epidural deracoxib on the ground reaction forces in an acute stifle synovitis model. Vet. Surg. 35(1); 34-42, 2006.
  • Gomez M, Jones J, Broadstone R, Inzana K, Freeman L. Relationship between the dimensions of the vertebral venous plexus, vertebral canal, dural sac, and vertebral body in the normal canine cervical spine: CT evaluation after intravenous contrast enhancement. Am J Vet Res 66(12); 2039-2045, 2005.
  • Zimmerman K, Almy F, Carter L, Higgins M, Rossmeisl J, Inzana K, Duncan D. What is your diagnosis? Cerebrospinal fluid from a 10-year-old dog with a single seizure episode. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Mar;35(1):127-31.
  • Rossmeisl JH, Zimmerman K, Inzana KD, Higgins MA. Assessment of the use of plasma and serum chloride concentrations as indirect predictors of serum bromide concentrations in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Vet Clin Pathol. 35(4):426-33, 2006.
  • Gomez M, Lanz O, Jones J, Broadstone R, Inzana K, Jensen M, Freeman L. 2008 Effects of acute spinal cord compression on the morphology of the canine cervical vertebral venous plexus: Evaluation using computed tomographic venography and digital subtraction venography. Arch Med Vet Vol 40 (2): 161-168; 2008
  • Rossmeisl JH and Inzana KD. Clinical signs, risk factors, and outcomes associated with bromism in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1;234(11):1425-31; 2009
  • Jurney C, Haddad J, Crawford N, Miller AD, Van Winkle TJ, Vite CH, Sponenberg P, Inzana KD, Cook CR, Britt L, O'Brien DP. Polymicrogyria in standard poodles. J Vet Intern Med. 23(4):871-4; 2009
  • Rossmeisl JH, Duncan RB, Inzana KD, Panciera DL, Shelton GD. Longitudinal study of the effects of chronic hypothyroidism on skeletal muscle in dogs. Am J Vet Res. 70(7):879-89. 2009
  • Munana KR, Thomas WB, Inzana KD, Nettifee-Osborne JA, McLucas KJ, Olby NJ, Mariani CJ, Early PJ: Evaluation of levetiracetam as adjunctive treatment for refractory canine epilepsy: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. J Vet Intern Med. 2012 Mar-Apr;26(2):341-8.
  • Hodgson JL, Pelzer JM, Inzana KD: Beyond NAVMEC: Assessment of the Professional Competencies. J Vet Med Ed. 40(2):102-118; 2013
  • Pancotto TE, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Huckle WR, Inzana KD, Zimmerman KL. Evaluation of endothelin-1 and MMPs-2, -9, -14 in cerebrospinal fluid as indirect indicators of blood-brain barrier dysfunction in chronic canine hypothyroidism. Res Vet Sci. 2016 Apr;105:115-20