Sheila Carrera-Justiz

Sheila Carrera-Justiz,

Clinical Associate Professor; Neurology Service Chief

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: carrerajustiz.s@ufl.edu

About Sheila Carrera-Justiz

Dr. Carrera-Justiz is a clinical veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon. She grew up in Miami, Florida and has lived across the US for training. She spent four years in a large private practice in Los Angeles prior to coming to UF.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2015-2022
VEM5171 Vet Pharmacology
2014-2023
VEM5110 Animal Systems 1
2014-2023
VEM5288 Sm An Clin Pharmacol
2014-2023
VEM5875 Senior Clk Neurology
2015-2022
VEM5384 Vet Neurology
2017-2022
VEM5204 Pnt Care Clin Skill 4
2016-2020
VEM5111 Animal Systems 2
2015-2022
VEM5304 Small Anim Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat in Neurology
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery Certificate
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Neurology

Research Profile

Dr. Carrera-Justiz’s research is primarily clinical and collaborative in nature. Her research efforts span from current diseases in dogs to documenting normals in exotic species. She also has an interest in novel treatment of glioma in dogs.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6345-5921

Publications

2022
Agreement and differentiation of intradural spinal cord lesions in dogs using magnetic resonance imaging
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 36(1):171-178 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.16327. [PMID] 34859507.
2021
Presumptive fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy in a pot-bellied pig.
The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne. 62(2):167-172 [PMID] 33542556.
2020
Investigation of astrovirus and bornavirus in the cerebrospinal fluid of dogs clinically diagnosed with meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 34(1):232-236 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15677. [PMID] 31785029.
2019
Antiepileptic Drug Use Patterns in Suspect Epileptic Dogs Among Neurology and Emergency Specialists.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 55(3):138-143 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6795. [PMID] 30870608.
2019
Clinical features and short-term outcome of presumptive intracranial complications associated with otitis media/interna: a multi-center retrospective study of 19 cats (2009-2017).
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 21(2):148-155 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X18764582. [PMID] 29667535.
2019
Cochleotoxicity and acute kidney injury secondary to parenteral gentamicin administration in a dog.
The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne. 60(9):976-980 [PMID] 31523085.
2018
A Review: Emergency Management of Dogs With Suspected Epileptic Seizures.
Topics in companion animal medicine. 33(1):17-20 [DOI] 10.1053/j.tcam.2018.03.004. [PMID] 29793724.
2018
MOTOR NERVE CONDUCTION VELOCITIES OF THE MEDIAN AND SCIATIC-TIBIAL NERVES IN EIGHT NORMAL LARGE FLYING FOXES ( PTEROPUS VAMPYRUS).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 49(3):632-637 [DOI] 10.1638/2017-0209.1. [PMID] 30212316.
2018
Personalized Tumor RNA Loaded Lipid-Nanoparticles Prime the Systemic and Intratumoral Milieu for Response to Cancer Immunotherapy.
Nano letters. 18(10):6195-6206 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02179. [PMID] 30259750.
2018
Ventral Stabilization of a T2-T3 Vertebral Luxation via Median Sternotomy in a Dog.
Case reports in veterinary medicine. 2018 [DOI] 10.1155/2018/9152394. [PMID] 30275996.
2017
Novel MRI and CT compatible stereotactic brain biopsy system in dogs using patient-specific facemasks.
The Journal of small animal practice. 58(11):615-621 [DOI] 10.1111/jsap.12705. [PMID] 28843044.
2017
What Is Your Neurologic Diagnosis?
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 251(6):653-656 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.251.6.653. [PMID] 28857702.
2004
Evaluation of surgical repair of humeral condylar fractures using self-compressing orthofix pins in 23 dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 33(4):314-22 [PMID] 15230833.

Grants

Feb 2022 ACTIVE
Surface Electromyography of the Vastus Lateralis and Gluteus Medius Muscles in Post-Operative T3-L3 Hemilaminectomy Dogs
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AM ASSOC OF REHABILITATION VETERINARIANS
Jan 2019 – Jun 2022
Use of hemp based nutraceuticals (HBNs) as an adjunctive agent in dogs with epilepsy
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: ELLEVET SCIENCES
Jul 2016 – Jun 2020
RNA nanoparticle vaccines targeting malignant canine gliomas
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: OCALA ROYAL DAMES FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Education

Resident in Neurology
2007-2010 · Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Neurology Intern
2006-2007 · Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego
Small Animal Rotating Intern
2005-2006 · University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM
2001-2005 · University of Florida
BA
1997-2000 · University of Virginia

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100116
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2089 SW 16TH AVE
GAINESVILLE FL 32608