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Alice Defarges

Chair of the Pet Trust Scientific Review Committee   |   Associate Professor   |   DVM, MSc, DAVCIM

Profile

Dr Defarges earned her veterinary degree from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort, France. She worked in private practice for several years and then moved to North America to specialize. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a small animal internal medicine residency and MSc at the University of Montreal. Dr Alice Defarges joined the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada), as an assistant Professor in internal medicine in 2008. Her area of clinical and research interest are minimally invasive procedures, urology, and gastroenterology. Dr Defarges completed the Hemodialysis Academy course (UC Davis) in 2019. Dr Defarges is a consultant for INFINITI medical as a reader of capsule endoscopy (ALICAM). 

Research Interests

  • Non invasive interventions to treat urinary tract diseases in small animals including lithoripsy, urereral stent placement, new renal biomakers for feline and canine kidney diseases
  • Optimization of capsule endoscopy in dogs
  • Hemodialysis and Plasmapheresis applications in small animals
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage in dogs and cats (Standardisation of the methods)
  • Bone marrow sampling for dogs and cats (sternal, humeral and iliac)

Current Graduate Students

Teaching

  • Medical urology (urinary tract infection, urolithiasis, micturition disorders, chronic kidney disease, feline urologic syndrome)
  • Respirtory diseases in small animals
  • Advanved experience of e-learning teaching using STORYLINE: elaboration of more than 20 online cases to teach students remotely

 

 

Selected Publications

1.Stiller J, Defarges A, Brisson B, Bersenas A, Pearl D. Diagnosis evaluation of BUN/Creat ratio in dogs with gastrointestinal bleeding. Journal of Veterinary internal medicine 2019 Abstract.
2. Stiller J, Defarges A, Brisson B, Bersenas A, Pearl D. Feasibility, Complication and quality of visualization of videocapsule endoscopy in 40 dogs with overt and suspected occult gastroitnestinal bleeding. Journal of Veterinary Internal medicine 2020 Abstract. 
3. Sawras, M., Khosa, D., Lissemore, K., & Defarges, A. (2020).  Case-Based e-Learning Experiences of Second-Year Veterinary Students in a Clinical Medicine Course at the Ontario Veterinary College.   Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
4. Hooi, K., Defarges, A., Andrea, S., Nykamp, S., Abrahams-Ogg, A., Weese S, Bienzle D (2018).  Comparison of bronchoscopic and non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage in clinically healthy cats.   American Journal of Veterinary Research.
5. Brisson, B., Wainberg, S., Malek, S., Reabel, S., Defarges, A., William Sears (2018).  Risk factors and prognostic indicators for surgical outcome of 223 dogs with esophageal foreign body obstructions.   Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 252 (3), 301-308.
6. Blois, S., & Defarges, A. (2018).  History Taking.   Clinicians Brief.
7. Brisson, B., Malek, S., Wainberg, S., Reabel, S., Defarges, A., Williams Sears (2016).  An evaluation of risk factors and prognostic indicators for determining surgical outcome of dogs with esophageal foreign body obstructions: A retrospective study of 224 cases (1995-2015).   Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
8. *Vachon, C., Defarges, A., Brisson, B., Berent, A., Nykamp, S., Weese, J.S. (2016).  Passive ureteral dilation and ureteroscopy after ureteral stent placement in 5 healthy Beagles.   American Journal of Veterinary Research.  [Contribution: 100%]
9. *Woods, K., Defarges, A., Abrams-Ogg, A., Viel, L., Brisson, B., Dorothee Bienzle (2014).  Comparison of manual and suction pump aspiration techniques for performing bronchoalveolar lavage in 18 dogs with respiratory tract disease.   Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 23.
10. *Woods, K. S., Defarges, A. M.N., Abrams-Ogg, A. C.G., Dobson, H., & Brisson, B. A. (2014).  Comparison of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid obtained by manual aspiration with a handeld syringe with that obtained by automated suction pump aspiration from healthy dogs.   American Journal of Veterinary Research, 75, 85-90.
11.. *Nutt, L. K., Webb, J., Prosser, K., & Defarges, A. (2014).  Management of dogs and cats with endotracheal tube tracheal foreign bodies.   Canadian Veterinary Journal, 55 (6), 565-8.
12. *DiMauro, F., Singh, A., Reynolds, D., & Defarges, A. (2014).  Combined use of intravesicular ureteroneocystostomy techniques to correct ureteral ectopia in a male cat.   Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 50.
13. Tan, E., Abrams-ogg, A. C.G., Defarges, A., & Bienzle, D. (2014).  Automated analysis of bone marrow aspirate samples from healthy beagle dogs.   Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 43 (3), 342-51.
14. Tan, E., Abrams-Ogg, A. C.G., Defarges, A., & Bienzle, D. (2014).  Automated analysis of bone marrow aspirates from dogs with haematologial disorders.   Journal of Comparative Pathology, 151, 67-79.
15. *Woods, K. S., Defarges, A., Abrams-Ogg, A. C.G., Dobson, H., & Viel, L. (2013).  Comparison between manual aspiration via polyethylene tubing and aspiration via a suction pump with a suction trap connection for performing bronchoalveolar lavage in healthy dogs.   American Journal of Veterinary Research, 74, 524-529.
16. Defarges, A., Dunn, M., & Berent, A. (2013).  New alternatives for minimally invasive management of uroliths: Ureteroliths.   The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 35 (3), E4.
17. Defarges, A., Dunn, M., & Berent, A. (2013).  New alternatives for minimally invasive management of uroliths: Nephroliths.   The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 35 (2), E3.
18. Defarges, A., Dunn, M., & Berent, A. (2013).  New alternatives for minimally invasive management of uroliths: Lower urinary tract uroliths.   The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 35 (1), E1.
19. Defarges, A., Abrams-Ogg, A. C., & Bienzle, D. (2013).  Comparison of sternal, iliac, and humeral bone marrow aspiration in Beagle dogs.   Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 1-7.
20. *Woods, K. S., Brisson, B. A., Defarges, A. A., & Oblak, M. L. (2012).  Congenital duplex gallbladder and biliary mucocele associated with partial hepatic cholestasis and cholelithiasis in a cat.   The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 53 (3), 269-73.
21. Abrams-Ogg, A. C., Defarges, A., Foster, R., & Bienzle, D. (2012).  Comparison of canine core bone marrow biopsies from multiple sites using different techniques and needles.   Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 41 (2), 235-242.
22. *Desmarcheliers, M., Lair, S., Defarges, A., & Lecuyer, M. (2009).  Esophageal Stricture in a Cougar (Puma concolor).   Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 40, 328-331.
23. Defarges, A., & Dunn, M. (2008).  Use of Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy in 28 dogs with Bladder and Urethral Calculi.   Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 22 (6), 1267-1273.

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