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Seizures and Pets

Karen Muñana on Pet Life Radio ........

..Dr. Karen Muņana ............................


One moment your pet seems absolutely normal and then it happens.  It might be just a chatter of its jaw or it may fall to the ground and paddle with its feet totally unaware of what is going on around it.  Is your pet in pain?  Is it going to die?  You feel helpless and don’t know what to do.

My guest will give us great insights into seizures.  She is veterinarian Dr. Karen Muņana.  She is a board certified veterinary internist with a subspecialty in neurology and professor of neurology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Dr. Karen Muñana received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and attended veterinary school at the University of California at Davis.  She went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University and a residency training program in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Colorado State University.  She joined the faculty at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, where she currently holds the rank of Professor of Neurology. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Neurology.  Dr. Muñana has authored over 70 papers and book chapters on topics pertaining to veterinary neurology and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings.  Dr. Muñana’s research interest is canine epilepsy, with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of novel anti-seizure therapies and understanding why some dogs respond poorly to treatment.  Her research frequently involves clinical trials, in which a new treatment or diagnostic tool is evaluated on epileptic dogs from the community.

NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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