Brian A DiGangi

Brian A DiGangi,

Clinical Associate Professor Of Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Email: digangib@ufl.edu

About Brian A DiGangi

Dr. Brian DiGangi earned his DVM at the University of Florida in 2006 and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, NY. Dr. DiGangi was the first veterinarian to complete a residency in Shelter Animal Medicine at the University of Florida in 2010 and received his MS in Veterinary Medical Sciences from UF later that year. Dr. DiGangi has published peer-reviewed research on canine heartworm disease, veterinary field clinics, feline adoption, pregnancy detection and immunology and authored textbook chapters on sanitation and asepsis, infectious disease management, animal welfare, and animal relocation. He is the lead editor of the 2nd edition of Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff and is board certified in both Canine and Feline Practice and Shelter Medicine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. DiGangi has served terms on the Executive Boards for both the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the American Heartworm Society. Prior to re-joining UF, Dr. DiGangi worked as Senior Director of Shelter Medicine for the ASPCA providing consultative support for over 180 animal shelters nationwide engaged in animal transportation and relocation efforts.

Additional Positions:
Senior Director of Shelter Medicine
2017 – 2022 · ASPCA
Clinical Associate Professor
2016 – 2017 · University of Florida
Clinical Assistant Professor
2010 – 2016 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013-2016,2019-2021,2021
VEM5003 End of Life Issues
2011-2017
VEM5322 Shelter Medicine
2010-2017
VEM5891 Comm Outreach Prog
2012,2015-2016
VEM5506 International Vet Med
2011,2015-2016
VEM5402 Funda Soft Tiss Surg
2013
VEM5381 Shelter Animal Health
2013
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2013
VME6811 Shelter Animal Physical Health
2013
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012-2013
VEM5890 Consult in Shelter Me
2012
VME6810 Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems
2011-2012
VEM5201L Lge Anim Phys Diag
2012,2021-2023
VEM5342 Community Cat Mgmt
2022
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab

Board Certifications

  • Canine & Feline Practice
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • Shelter Medicine Practice
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5479-3585

Areas of Interest
  • Animal transportation and relocation
  • Canine heartworm disease
  • Feline infectious diseases
  • Sanitation
  • Surgical asepsis

Publications

2021
Impact of surgical preparatory rinses with isopropyl alcohol or water on perioperative body temperature in pediatric female dogs and cats.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 48(2):198-204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.11.006. [PMID] 33589395.
2021
Incidence and Predictors of Canine Parvovirus Diagnoses in Puppies Relocated for Adoption
Animals. 11(4) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11041064. [PMID] 33918569.
2020
Assessment of body weight for age determination in kittens
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 22(4):322-328 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612×19844846.
2020
The American Heartworm Society and Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ 2019 Shelter Heartworm Management Practices Survey
Veterinary Parasitology. 282 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2020.109130.
2019
Prevalence and risk factors for the presence of serum antibodies against canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and canine adenovirus in communities in mainland Ecuador.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 218 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2019.109933. [PMID] 31479955.
2018
Accuracy of a point-of-care luteinizing hormone test for help in distinguishing between sexually intact and ovariectomized or castrated domestic cats.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 20(10):955-961 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X17738856. [PMID] 29099270.
2017
Impact of heat treatment on Dirofilaria immitis antigen detection in shelter dogs.
Parasites & vectors. 10(Suppl 2) [DOI] 10.1186/s13071-017-2443-7. [PMID] 29143645.
2017
Post-operative outcomes of surgical and chemical castration with zinc gluconate in dogs presenting to veterinary field clinics.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 229:26-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.10.016. [PMID] 29183570.
2016
Effects of anesthetic induction with a benzodiazepine plus ketamine hydrochloride or propofol on hypothermia in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy.
American journal of veterinary research. 77(4):351-7 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.77.4.351. [PMID] 27027833.
2014
Flea species infesting dogs in Florida and Bartonella spp. prevalence rates.
Veterinary parasitology. 199(3-4):225-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.10.017. [PMID] 24268654.
2012
Effects of maternally-derived antibodies on serologic responses to vaccination in kittens.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 14(2):118-23 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X11432239. [PMID] 22314087.
2012
Prevalence of serum antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus 1, and feline calicivirus in cats entering a Florida animal shelter.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 241(10):1320-5 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.241.10.1320. [PMID] 23113524.
2011
Detection of protective antibody titers against feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus-1, and feline calicivirus in shelter cats using a point-of-care ELISA.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 13(12):912-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfms.2011.07.009. [PMID] 21885311.
2010
Use of a commercially available relaxin test for detection of pregnancy in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 237(11):1267-74 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.237.11.1267. [PMID] 21118012.
2006
Outcome of cats adopted from a biomedical research program.
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 9(2):143-63 [PMID] 16956318.

Grants

Jun 2015 – Jun 2017
Impact of heat treatment on regional prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis antigen detection in shelter dogs
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMERICAN HEARTWORM SOCIETY

Education

Master of Science – Veterinary Medical Sciences
2010 · University of Florida
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2006 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science – Animal Science
2001 · North Carolina State University

Contact Details

Emails:
Business:
digangib@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100126
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2015 SW 16TH AVE
GAINESVILLE FL 32608