Brenda L Mulherin

DVM, Diplomate AVDC
Clinical Associate Professor
515-294-4900
1516 Lloyd

Dr. Mulherin returned to Iowa State University, her alma mater, in 2008. She began her appointment with the Primary Care Service where she practiced general small animal medicine and dentistry. In 2010, Dr. Mulherin began a dual appointment with Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine in a Dentistry and Oral Surgery Residency. She completed her residency with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in July of 2014. Since then she completed all the requirements of the American Veterinary Dental College and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in August of 2015. Dr. Mulherin’s interests include feline tooth resorptions, endodotic therapies, and periodontal disease.

Education & Certifications  

2015 Diplomate of American Veterinary Dental College

2010-2014 Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

2002 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

1998 Bachelors of Science, Animal Science Iowa State University

Teaching  

VCS 482X Dentistry and Oral Surgery Rotation

VCS 480 Veterinary Dentistry

VCS 395 Small Animal Surgery

VCS 405 Pet Birds and Exotic species Medicine

VCS 463 Primary Care Rotation

VCS 407 Feline Internal Medicine

VCS 419 Preceptorship in Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Practice

1997- Teaching Assistant at Iowa State University, College of Agriculture, Reproduction Lab

Research Focus & Interests  

Dental and Oral Surgery

Honors & Awards  

2016  Promoted to Associate Clinical Professor

2013-2014 Clinical Teaching Excellence Award 

2012 John Sowers Memorial Veterinary Dental Resident Award, University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine

2001 Dr. Allison and Dr. Thomas Sullivan Scholarship

1998- H. Geodes Sternway Scholarship

Leadership/Committees/Council  

American Veterinary Dental College Examination Committee

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Curriculum Committee

Memberships  
AVDC American Veterinary Dental College, Diplomate, Examination Committee member
Phi Zeta Member
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association, member
IVMA  Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, member
AAHA American Animal Hospital Association, member
AVDS  American Veterinary Dental Society, member
SCAVDS Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Dental Society-Advisor
Veterinary Accreditation USDA, APHIS, VS
Selected Publications  

Mulherin BL. Surgical Skills: Tips to avoid tooth extraction complications. Today’s Veterinary Practice. September/October 2017, vol 7 number 5.

Mulherin BL, Ewing JR, Miles K. Diagnostic imaging of oronasal fistulas in a dachshund. J Small Anim Pract. 2017 May 29. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12692. PMID:28556234

Mulherin BL, Snyder CJ, Soukup JW.  Retrospective evaluation of canine and feline maxillomandibular trauma cases; a comparison of signalment with non-maxillomandibular traumatic injuries (2003-2012).  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol.  2014;27(3):192-7. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-13-06-0074. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

Mulherin BL, Snyder CJ, Soukup JW.  Retrospective evaluation of canine and feline maxillomandibular trauma cases; comparison of lunar cycle and seasonality with non-maxillomandibular traumatic injuries (2003-2012).  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol.  2014;27(3):198-203. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-13-06-0075. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

Soukup JW, Mulherin BL, Snyder CJ.  Prevalence and nature of dentoalveolar injuries among patients with maxillofacial fractures.  J Small Anim Pract. 2013 Jan;54(1):9-14.

Mulherin BL, Snyder CJ, Soukup JW.  An alternative symphyseal wiring technique.  J Vet Dent. 2012 Fall;29 (3):176-84.