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Heidi Phillips

Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Address and Contact Information

1008 Hazelwood
Urbana
2001 S Lincoln
Urbana, IL  61802

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (1993-1997)
  •  Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, Summa Cum Laude,  University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1997-2001)
  • Residency in Small Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Clinical Studies- Small Animal Surgery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2002-2005)
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, epartment of Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2001-2002)

Professional Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2006)

 

Industry Positions

Small Animal Surgeon and Founder,  Allegheny Veterinary Surgery, LLC, Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty, Monroeville, Pennsylvania (2005-2007)

 

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary Clinical Medicine- Small Animal Surgery, Urbana, Illinois (2018 - present)

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary Clinical Medicine- Small Animal Surgery, Urbana, Illinois (2012 - 2018)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies- Small Animal Surgery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009-2012)
  • Director, Small Animal Surgery Residency Program, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine,Department of Clinical Studies- Small Animal Surgery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008-2012)
  • Assistant Director, Renal Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies- Small Animal Surgery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2007-2012)
  • Staff Veterinarian, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies- Small Animal Surgery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2007-2009)

 

 

 

Academic Interests

Dr. Phillips' current areas of clinical research interest include microvascular tissue transfer surgery, reconstructive surgery, and urogenital surgery, including feline and canine ureteral surgery

Selected Publications

  • Phillips H, Holt D.  Surgical revision of the urethral stoma following perineal urethrostomy in 11 cats (1998- 2004).  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc; 42: 218- 222, 2006.
  • Trotman, TK, Phillips H, King LK, Fordyce H, Giger U, Morris DO.  Treatment of severe adverse cutaneous drug reactions with human intravenous immunoglobulin in 2 dogs.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc; 42: 312-320, 2006.
  • Phillips H, Boothe DM, Shofer F, Davidson JS, Bennett RA.  In vitro elution studies of amikacin and cefazolin from polymethylmethacrylate.   Vet Surg; 36: 272-278, 2007.
  • Phillips H, Aronson LR.  Use of end-to-side arterial and venous anastomosis techniques for renal transplantation in two dogs.  J Am Vet Med Assoc; 240(3), 298-303, 2012.

Book Chapters:

  • Phillips H, Aronson LR: Principles of vascular surgery.  In Tobias KT, et al (ed): Small Animal Surgical Practice, Elsevier Saunders, 2011.
  •  Aronson LR, Phillips H: Renal transplantation.  In Tobias KT, et al (ed): Small Animal Surgical Practice, Elsevier Saunders, 2011.
  • Phillips H: Urinary tract trauma.  In Monnet E (ed): Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012.
  •  Phillips H:  Complications of pancreatic surgery.  In Hamaide A (ed): Complications in Small Animal Surgery, in progress 2012.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Veterinary Medical Student Government Faculty Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania, presented by the Class of 2012
  • Veterinary Medical Student Government Intern Teaching Award,  University of Pennsylvania, presented by the Class of 2002
  • The 1930 Class Prize in Surgery
  • Phi Zeta National Honor Society
  • William R. Goldman Foundation Scholarship
  • Coult Scholarship
  • Jack L. Billhardt Dean’s Scholarship
  • Food Animal Fellowship
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Dean’s List University of Pennsylvania

 

Selected Service Activities

  • Educational Program Committee for the Penn Annual Conference (2011-2012)
  • Electronic Medical Record Core Team Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member, Steering Committee: Rewards and Recognition Subcommittee (2011-2012)
  • Member, Anesthesia Lean Process Committee (2010)
  • Member, Intern Selection Committee (2009-2012)
  • Member, Innovations in Teaching Committee: Clinical Subcommittee (2009-2012)
  • Member, VHUP Committee on Veterinary Community Relations (2009-2012)
  • Member, Radiology Search Committee (2008-2009)

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