Albert Jergens

DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
Donn E. and Beth M. Bacon Professorship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
1725 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  
DVM: Texas A&M University, 1983
MS: Iowa State University, 1994
PhD: Iowa State University, 2005

Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1988

VCS 453—Small Animal Medicine: Clinical Assignment in small animal medicine
VCS 454—Small Animal Medicine: Clinical Assignment in small animal medicine
VCS 472—Small Animal Medicine: Elective Clinical assignment in small animal medicine
VCS 444—Small Animal Internal Medicine: Clinical diagnosis and treatment of diseases in small animals
VCS Resident Pathophysiology Reviews
VMPM work in progress presentation
VCS 676—Advanced Medicine:Principles of general medicine.
Research Focus & Interests  
Dr. Jergens specializes in Small Animal Medicine.  His primary research area is gastroenterology, including inflammatory bowel disease in canine and feline.
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
World Small Animal Veterinary Association
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
Selected Publications  

Jergens AE, Morrison JA and Miles KG. Percutaneous enoscopic gastrojejunostomy tube placement in healthy dogs and cats. J Vet Intern Med 2007; 21: 18-24. CAM.

Jergens AE, Wilson J. and Dorn A. Helicobacter bilis triggers persistent immune activation to commensal bacteria in C3H/HeN mice colonized with defined flora. Gut 2007; 56:964-940. AM
Jergens AE, Pressel M, Crandell J, Morrison JA, Sorden SD, Haynes J, Baumgart M, and Simpson KW. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Confirms Eradication of Naturally-Acquired Helicobacter Gastritis in the Dog and Cat. Submitted, review in progress.
Jergens AE, Pressel M, and Crandell J. Application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) confirms clearance of visible Helicobacter spp. Associated with gastritis in the dog and cat. J Vet Intern Med. CAM 2007.
Jergens AE, Sonea, IM and O’Connor A. Cytokine mRNA expression in small and large intestinal biopsies from dogs with inflammatory bowel disease: critical appraisal of their relevance using an evidence-based medicine approach. Vet Diagn Invest Med. EBM. 2007
Liu S, Henderson A, Nettleton D, and Jergens AE. Mucosal gene expression profiles following colonization of immunocompetent gnotobiotic C3H mice with Helicobacter bilis: a prelude to colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. AM. 2007
Liu S, Wilson-Welder J, Hostetter JM and Jergens AE. Oral treatment with hypoxoside\ameliorates Brachyspira hyodysenteriae-induced murine colitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. AM
Jergens AE. Inflammatory bowel disease; Esophageal diverticula; esophageal foreign bodies; food reactions; pancreatitis, constipation, megacolon, gastroesophageal reflux. In: Tilley LP, Smith FWK (Eds): Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline, 4th edition. (In press).
Jergens AE and May ER. Adverse reactions to food: allergy vs. intolerance. In: Steiner JS (Ed): Textbook of Gastroenterology. WB Saunders. Philadelphia, IA. In press. 2007
Jergens AE and Ahrens FA. Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract. In W Hsu (Ed): Textbook of Pharmacology, Blackwell, Philadelphia, PA. ( In press). 2007