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Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

All articles accepted from 1 November 2014 are published under the terms of the Creative Commons License as stated in the final article. Articles accepted before this date were published under the agreement as stated in the final article.

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Edited By: Co-Editors in Chief: Stephen P. DiBartola, DVM, DACVIM, The Ohio State University and Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, The University of Melbourne

Impact Factor: 1.821

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 19/138 (Veterinary Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1939-1676

Editorial Board

JVIM Editorial Board



Stephen P. DiBartola, DVM, DACVIM
The Ohio State University


Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM
The University of Melbourne



Internal Medicine – Large Animal (Equine)

Colin C. Schwarzwald, DMV, PhD, DECEIM, DACVIM
University of Zurich

Andrew Durham, BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DECEIM, DEIM, MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
Liphook Equine Hospital

M. Julia B. Felippe, MV, MSc, PhD, DACVIM
Cornell University


Internal Medicine – Large Animal (Food & Fiber)

Geoffrey W. Smith, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
North Carolina State University


Internal Medicine – Small Animal

Jane E. Sykes, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM
University of California, Davis

Helio Autran de Morais, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Oregon State University

Michael Willard, DVM, DACVIM
Texas A&M University

Joseph W. Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists



Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSAC, DECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
University of Florida

Helio Autran de Morais, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Oregon State University



Andrea Tipold, DVM, DECVN
ECVN Associate Editor
School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover



Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
University of Illinois  

Systematic Reviews, Guidelines and Recommendations

Annette O'Connor, BVSc, MVSc, DVSc, FANZCVS
Iowa State University

Consulting Editor for Experimental Design & Statistics

Peter D. Constable, BVSc(Hons), MS, PhD, DACVIM
University of Illinois

George Moore, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM
Purdue University

ACVIM Board of Regents Officers

Barbara E. Kitchell, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Board Chairperson

Ellen N. Behrend, VMD, PhD, DACVIM

Susan L. White, DVM, MS, DACVIM
President Elect

Guy L. Pidgeon, DVM, DACVIM

Ex-Officio Members of the ACVIM Board of Regents

Joe N. Kornegay, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Immediate Past Board Chair

Virginia A. Buechner-Maxwell, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Past Board Chair

William Fenner, DVM, DACVIM
Professional Liaison

ACVIM Board of Regents Members

Dusty W. Nagy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
At Large

Mary Anna Labato, DVM, DACVIM
At Large

Wallace B. Morrison, DVM, MS, DACVIM
President, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Laurent L. Couetill, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President, Large Animal Internal Medicine

President, Cardiology

Charles H. Vite, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
 President, Neurology

Antony S. Moore, BVSc, MVSc, DACVIM, MANZCVS
President, Oncology

Roberta Herman
Chief Executive Officer

Managing Editor

Ivy M. Leventhal
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine