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Jessica Clemans

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Jessica Clemans Staff Photo 2021
Veterinary Specialist - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Availability: Tuesday - Friday
Jessica Clemans Staff Photo 2021

At a Glance

Board Certified:

Internal Medicine

Specialties Include:

Longterm care for Chronic Disease
Pancreatitis
Gastroenteropathies
Infectious Disease
Airway Disease
Cushings & Adrenal Disease
Oncology Care/Chemotherapy

My Pets:

Pickles - Russian tortoise
Runner - Orange tabby cat
Moon Frosting - Tortoise shell cat

Dr. Clemans earned her DVM from and completed her residency at Iowa State University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Clemans enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but has a special interest in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, biliary issues, and infectious diseases. She's eager to partner with the Omaha community to help provide the best possible healthcare for dogs and cats.

Prior to joining VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Dr. Clemans practiced in Texas and Ohio. She is thrilled to return to the Midwest with her husband (an Iowa native and fellow DVM), two children, and furry family members.

Papers Authored
Retroperitoneal Pyogranulomatous and Fibrosing Inflammation Secondary to Fungal Infections in Two Dogs
Abstract:  A 4-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever (dog 1) was examined because of acute edema and erythema in the left hind limb and an inguinal mass, and a 5-year-old female Jack Russell Terrier (dog 2) was examined because of a recurring retro-peritoneal mass.
Authored: Clemans, JM, Deitz, KL, Riedesel, EA, Yaeger, MJ, and Legendre, AM
Published: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Accepted for Publication December 2009, currently in editing for JAVMA
Development and Validation of a High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Assay for Vitamin B6 in Canine Serum
Authored: Clemans, JM,  Imerman, P, Jergens, AE
Published: In progress
Comparison of Serum Vitamin B6 Concentrations in a Breed Predisposed to Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis, the Bichon Frise, with Dogs of Non-Predisposed Breeds
Authored: Clemans, JM,  Imerman, P, Jergens, AE, Deitz KL, Lulich, J
Published: In progress
Retrospective Investigation of Survival Factors in Canine Disseminated Histoplasmosis
Authored: Clemans, J.M., Morrison, J.A., Wang, C
Published: In progress
A Case Series of Canine Gliomatosis Cerebri
Authored: Plattner, BL, Clemans, JM, Summers, BA, Garcia-Tapia, D
Published: In progress
Comparison of Vitamin B6 Levels in a Breed (the Bichon Frise dog) Predisposed to Calcium Oxalate Stones Versus Healthy Dogs
Authored: Phillips, J, Clemans, JM, Imerman, P, Jergens, AE
Published: Merck-Merial Scholars Annual Poster Presentation. August 2009. Ames, IA
Retrospective Investigation of Survival Factors in Canine Disseminated Histoplasmosis
Authored: Morrison, JA, Clemans, JM, and Wang, C
Published: National Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association. San Antonio, California. Presentation at the ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, California, February 2010
Vitamin B6 Assay Development and Comparison of Vitamin B6 Levels in Dogs with and without CaOx Urolithiasis
Authored: Clemans, JM, Imerman, P, Philliips, J, Jergens, AE, Deitz, KL , Lulich, J
Published: Presentation at the ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, California, February 2010
Book Chapters
Atrophic Gastritis. Clemans, JM, Jergens, AE. Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 6th Edition. 2019.

Atrophic Gastritis. Clemans, JM, Jergens, AE. Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 5th Edition. October 2009.
 
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Internal Medicine

A board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist is a veterinarian who completed an internship and residency (an additional 3-5 years of training after graduation from veterinary school) and passed a rigorous examination to achieve board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). These doctors have a deeper understanding of a pet’s internal body systems, as well as greater knowledge of unusual or uncommon conditions in pets.

Often called the “puzzle solvers of veterinary medicine”, board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialists have advanced training in disorders affecting the kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, blood & bone marrow, and hormone-producing organs. Common diseases that affect these organs include:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Canine hypothyroidism
  • Pneumonia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Canine chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic cholangitis in cats
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Liver shunting disorders
  • Feline asthma
  • Addison’s disease
  • Chronic-active hepatitis
  • Feline hyperthyroidism
  • Infectious diseases (i.e.: tick-borne infections; fungal ailments)
  • Immune-mediated diseases

Our board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialists and their team of experienced licensed veterinary technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and employ therapeutic interventions not generally used by family veterinarians, including:

  • Ultrasonography (abdominal, thoracic, and cervical)
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Upper & lower gastroenteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy for liver biopsies
  • Cystoscopy
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Arthrocentesis (joint fluid sampling)
  • Bone marrow sampling
  • Computed tomography (CT/CAT scan)

To help ensure pets receive the best possible healthcare, our internal medicine team collaborates with family veterinarians by providing second opinions, complex diagnostic procedures, around-the-clock nursing care, and specialized therapies.

Our Internal Medicine Team

Veterinary Specialist - Internal Medicine
VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

9706 Mockingbird Drive

Omaha, NE 68127

Main: 402-614-9000

Fax: 310-442-4429

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Hospital Hours:

Cardiology
- Call for appointment availability
Internal Medicine
- MON-FRI: 8:00am-5:00pm
Neurology
- TUES-FRI: 8:00am-5:00pm
Surgery
- MON-THUR: 8:00am-5:00pm

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