Denae Wagner, DVM, MPVM

Shelter Medicine Associate Veterinarian

Denae Wagner is a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. She completed a Masters degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and a residency in Food Animal Reproduction and Herd/Health in 2002, both at the University of California Davis. She has interests in many areas of population health including: shelter design and the effects of housing on shelter animal health,  infectious disease prevention and control and shelter data management.

Current projects:
- The URI Project- 24 month research project recording feline upper respiratory disease rates in shelters and investigating the associated risks involving housing, management and environment.
- Shelter cat housing - recommendations for housing cats in shelters

Selected Publications: 

A. Tanaka, D. Wagner, P. Kass, K. Hurley. Associations among weight loss, stress and upper respiratory tract infection in shelter cats. JAVMA, Vol 240, No. 5, March 1, 2012, pg 570- 576.

Burns RE, Wagner DC, Leutenegger CM, Pesavento PA. Histologic and molecular correlation in shelter cats with acute upper respiratory infection. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jul;49(7):2454-60. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00187-11. Epub 2011 May 11.