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Brendan McKiernan

Internal Medicine

    D.V.M, University of Minnesota,
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Brendan McKiernan, an internationally renowned specialist in respiratory diseases of dogs and cats.

He started his academic career at Illinois, coming in 1974 to complete a residency and gain board certification in small animal internal medicine and then joining the faculty, where he stayed until 1998. After spending the past 13 years at private specialty practices, first in Denver, Colo., and later in Medford, Ore.

Dr. McKiernan, returned to the University of Illinois as director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in July 2011. He is founder and first president of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.

His professional interests include evaluation and surgical repair of airways in brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds; pulmonary diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic bronchitis; and diagnosis and treatment of nasal, pharyngeal, and laryngeal disease, including placement of tracheal stents for severe tracheal collapse cases; assessment of pulmonary function without the use of anesthesia.

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