Julia A Wuerz

Julia A Wuerz,

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

About Julia A Wuerz

Following graduation from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, Dr. Wuerz practiced in a small animal, private practice in Gainesville, Florida for 4 years before returning to UF as a faculty member with Primary Care and Dentistry. She has grown her primary care knowledge to include alternative medicine techniques, while continuing to advance as a primary care and advanced dentistry provider. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Wuerz helped to establish the UF College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Laboratory and associated clinical skills curriculum. She works to build new models for students to be able to learn and practice technical skills, such as blood draws and palpation, without the use of live animals. She also contributes to student clinical exposure and community support by helping with a monthly after hours student clinic, Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS). During this clinic, she is able to work with veterinary students from all four years with both Western medicine and integrative medicine cases.

Accomplishments

Superior Accomplishment Award
2016 · University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
SCAVMA Scholarship Award
2001 · University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Phi Zeta Veterinary-Student Research Scholarship Award
2000 · Phi Zeta-Upsilon, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
SCAVMA Scholarship Award
1999 · University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Profile

My areas of interest include: small animal primary care, small animal dentistry, patient safety studies, and clinical skills education.

Areas of Interest
  • Alternative Medical Therapies
  • Educational Technology
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Safety
  • medical education

Publications

2017
Making Connections: Veterinary Medicine Student Perceptions of Clinical Readiness
Journal of Ethnographic Qualitative Research. 11(4)
2016
Connecting Didactic Teaching, Clinical Education and Veterinary Student Readiness
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2016
The Effects of Internal Airway Percussion (IAP) New Device on the Concentration of Exhaled Protein in Healthy Humans and Canines
Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Research.
2015
The Impact of a Wellness Centered Approach in Practice Growth within a University Primary Care Setting
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2014
A Pilot Study of the White Coat Effect on Client Compliance in Veterinary Medicine
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2014
Wellness Plans as a Preventive Care Education Tool for Veterinary Students
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2013
Establishing a cat friendly practice in a veterinary college primary care practice
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2011
Prevelance of Bartonella Spp. Dna in Blood of Naturally Exposed Cats With and Without Imi-Docloprid Treatment
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 25
2009
Evaluation of precorneal tear film pH in clinically healthy dogs
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2005
A “down under” lesion on the muzzle of a dog.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 34(2):161-3 [PMID] 15902670.
View on: PubMed

Education

Certificate in Veterinary Chinese Herbalism
2019 · Chi Institute
Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture – Small Animal
2014 · Chi Institute
DVM, Veterinary Medicine
2002 · University of Florida
BS – Zoology
1996 · University of Florida
EMT-B Certificate
1996 · Santa Fe Community College

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014,2017-2021
VEM5150 Vet Parasitology
2015-2016,2020-2021
VEM5203 Pnt Care Clin Skill 3
2014-2021
VEM5200 Pnt Care Clin Skill 1
2012,2014-2021
VEM5843 Sen Clk General Med
2015-2021
VEM5844 Intro Small An Dent
2010-2021
VEM5743 Core Gen Med Clerkshp
2013-2016,2018-2021
VEM5343 Small Anim Dentistry
2014,2018-2021
VEM5153 Small Anim Parasitol
2015-2021
VEM5325 Small Anim Medicine
2012,2014-2021
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology
2017-2021
VEM5204 Pnt Care Clin Skill 4
2017-2019
VEM5902 Supervised Teach Dev
2017-2018
VEM5506 International Vet Med
2015
VEM5202 Pnt Care Clin Skill 2
2012-2013
VEM5201L Lge Anim Phys Diag
2021
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
wuerzj@ufl.edu