Albert Jergens

DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
Donn E. and Beth M. Bacon Professorship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Professor
Veterinary Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
515-294-4900
L2565 Lloyd
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

Teaching  
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 presentations
VCS 676—Advanced Medicine:Principles of general internal medicine.
Research Focus & Interests  
Dr. Jergens' clinical and research areas of interest include gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, performance of clinical trials, inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and cats, and the investigation of host-microbiota interactions mediating GI health and disease. 
Memberships  
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
AMVA
Comparative Gastroenterology Society
World Small Animal Veterinary Association
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
Selected Publications  
Cassmann E, White R, Atherly T, Wang C, Sun Y, Khoda S, Mosher C, Ackermann M, Jergens A. Alterations of the ileal and colonic mucosal microbiota in canine chronic enteropathies. PLoS One, Feb 3;11(2): eCollection 2016, PMID: 26840462
 
Minamoto Y, Otoni CC, Steelman SM, Büyükleblebici 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, 6:33-47, 2015, PMID: 25531678
 
Slovak JE, Wang C, Sun Y, Otoni C, Morrison J, Deitz K, LeVine D, Jergens AE. Development and validation of an endoscopic activity score for canine inflammatory bowel disease. Vet J Mar;203(3):290-5, 2015, PMID: 25665921
 
Rossi G, Pengo G, Caldin M, Palumbo Piccionello A, Steiner JM, Cohen ND, Jergens AE, Suchodolski JS. Comparison of microbiological, histological, and immunomodulatory parameters in response to treatment with either combination therapy with prednisone and metronidazole or probiotic VSL#3 strains in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. PLoS One, Apr 10;9(4):e94699, eCollection 2014, PMID: 24722235
 
Heilmann RM, Jergens AE, Ackermann MR, Barr JW, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM. Serum calprotectin concentrations in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Vet Res, 73:1900-7, 2012, PMID: 23176415
 
Jergens AE, Schreiner CA, Frank DE, Niyo Y, Ahrens FE, Eckersall PD, Benson TJ, Evans R. A scoring index for disease activity in canine inflammatory bowel disease. J Vet Intern Med, 17:291-7, 2003 PMID: 12774968
 
Jergens AE, Crandell J, Morrison JA, Deitz K, Pressel M, Ackermann M, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM, Evans R. Comparison of oral prednisone and prednisone combined with metronidazole for induction therapy of canine inflammatory bowel disease: a randomized-controlled trial. J Vet Intern Med, 24:269-77, 2010, PMID: 20051005
 
Suchodolski JS, Dowd SE, Wilke V, Steiner JM, Jergens AE. 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing reveals bacterial dysbiosis in the duodenum of dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. PLoS One, Epub Jun 15 2012, PMID: 22720094
 
Jergens AE, Schreiner CA, Frank DE, Niyo Y, Ahrens FE, Eckersall PD, Benson TJ, Evans R. A scoring index for disease activity in canine inflammatory bowel disease. J Vet Intern Med, 17:291-7, 2003 PMID: 12774968
 
Atherly T, Mosher C, Wang C, Hostetter J, Proctor A, Brand MW, Phillips GJ, Wannemuehler M, Jergens AE. Helicobacter bilis infection alters mucosal bacteria and modulates colitis development in defined microbiota mice. Inflamm Bowel Dis, 11:2571-2581, 2016 PMID: 2775526