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Cristiane Otoni, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVIM- Small Animal Internal Medicine

Interventional Radiology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Otoni received her Veterinary degree from Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, in 2004 where she also completed a Small Animal Medicine Residency. In 2007, after completing an evaluated clinical year at the University of Wisconsin, she became licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in The United States. She completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a three-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her residency, Dr. Otoni was awarded a competitive research grant and completed a prospective clinical study on Inflammatory Bowel Disease in dogs. Dr. Otoni has published 6 papers over the past 4 years and continues to be engaged in research and becoming up to date on various subjects of small animal internal medicine.

Dr. Otoni’s professional and research interests are broad, but include gastrointestinal diseases, as well as interventional radiology and interventional endoscopy. She is experienced in numerous minimally invasive procedures like percutaneous antegrade and endoscopic retrograde ureteral stent placement, urethral stent placement, tracheal stent placement, nasopharyngeal stent placement, percutaneous cystolithotomy (PCCL), urethral collagen implant for urinary incontinence, urethral hydraulic occluder placement for urinary incontinence, perineal approach rigid cystoscopy in male dogs, subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement, rhinoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, ectopic ureter laser ablation, lithotripsy, laparoscopic liver biopsy, endoscopic cautery polypectomy, among others.

She is a member of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society (VIRIES), Comparative Gastrointestinal Society (CGS) and American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology (ASVNU).

Dr. Otoni is very compassionate and believes the needs of her patients come first. She lives with her husband and their 2 cats Layla and Lila.



Otoni CC, Heilmann RM, Garcia-Sancho M, Sainz A, Ackermann MR, Suchodolski JS, X Steiner JM, Jergens AM. Serologic and Fecal Markers to Predict Response to Induction Therapy in Dogs with Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2018 (in press)

Heilmann RM, Volkmann M, Otoni CC, Grutzner N, Kohn B, Jergens AE, Steiner JM. Fecal S100A12 concentration predicts a lack of response to treatment in dogs with chronic enteropathies. Vet J. 2016 Sep;215:96-100

Slovak JE, Wang C, Sun Y, Otoni CC, Morrison J, Deitz K, LeVine D, Jergens AE. Development and validation of an endoscopic activity score for canine inflammatory bowel disease. Vet J. 2015 Mar;203(3):290-5.

Minamoto Y, Otoni CC, Steelman SM, Buyukleblebici O, Steiner JM, Jergens AE, Suchodolski JS. Alteration of the fecal microbiota and serum metabolite profiles in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. Gut Microbes. 2015;6(1):33-47.

Heilmann RM, Otoni CC, Jergens AE, Grutzner N, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM. Systemic levels of the anti-inflammatory decoy receptor soluble RAGE (receptor for advanced glycation end products) are decreased in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2014 Oct 15;161(3-4):184-92.

Slovak JE, Wang C, Morrison JA, Deitz KL, LeVine DN, Otoni CC, King RR, Gerber LE, Hanson KR, Lundberg AP, Jergens AE. Endoscopic assessment of the duodenum in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2014 Sep-Oct;28(5):1442-6

Otoni, C.C., Abbott, A.J. Mitral valve dysplasia characterized by isolated cleft of the anterior leaflet resulting in fixed left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Journal Vet Cardiology 2012 Mar;14(1):301-5. Epub 2012 Feb 27.

Riesen SC, Schober KE, Smith DN, Otoni CC, Li X, Bonagura JD. Effects of ivabradine on heart rate and left ventricular function in healthy cats and cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Vet Research. 2012 Feb;73(2):202-12.




Otoni CC, Heilmann RM, García-Sancho M, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM, Jergens AE. Serologic and fecal markers in prediction of acute disease course in canine chronic enteropathies. Oral abstract presentation. 30th ACVIM Forum. New Orleans, LA, June/2012.

Minamoto Y, Otoni CC, Markel ME, Heilmann RM, Steiner JM, Jergens AE, Suchodolski JS. Evaluation of the fecal microbiota in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease before and after treatment. Oral abstract presentation. 31th ACVIM Forum. Seattle, WA, June/2013.

Slovak J., Otoni CC, Jergens A.E., et al. Inter and Intra-Observer Agreement in the Endoscopic Assessment of Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Oral abstract presentation. 31th ACVIM Forum. Seattle, WA, June/2013.

RM Heilmann, CC Otoni, AE Jergens, N Grutzner, JS Suchodolski, JM Steiner. Serum soluble rage concentrations are decreased in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory disease. Oral abstract presentation. 31th ACVIM Forum. Seattle, WA, 2013

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