Brenda Stevens, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline)
Clinical Professor, General Practice
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
- (2018) Evaluation of fourth-year veterinary students’ client communication skills: Recommendations for scaffolded instruction and practice.Stevens BJ, Kedrowicz AA. | J Vet Med Educ 2018 Spring;45(1):85-90. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
- (2016) The use of trazodone to reduce feline travel anxiety and improve veterinary exam tractabilityBrenda J. Stevens, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline); Eva Frantz, BS; Jillian M. Orlando, DVM; Emily Griffith, PhD; Lyndy Harden, BS; Margaret E. Gruen, DVM, MVPH, DACVB; Barbara L. Sherman, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB, DACAW | JAVMA, Accepted for publication, 2016.
- (2016) Efficacy of a single dose of trazodone hydrochloride for reducing signs of transport-associated anxiety in cats and facilitating handling during veterinary examinations.Stevens BJ, Frantz E, Orlando JM, Griffith E, Harden L, Gruen ML, Sherman BL | J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2016;249:202-207.
- (2014) Malignant Abdominal Mesothelioma in a Dog.Stevens BJ, Montgomery S, Phillips K, Wester M, Jennings SH. | JAVMA Vol 245 (1) July, 2014, 57-59.
- (2014) Training Veterinary Students in Shelter-Medicine: A Service-Learning Community Classroom Based Technique.Stevens, BJ, Gruen ME. | JVME Spring 2014; 41(1):83-89.
- (2013) Comparison of intratesticular lidocaine/bupivacaine versus saline placebo on pain scores and incision site reactions in dogs undergoing routine castrationBJ Stevens, LP Posner, CA Jones, BD Lascelles | Veterinary Journal 196: 499-503. 2013.
- (2012) Proliferative and Necrotizing Otitis Externa in a Cat.Stevens, BJ, Linder K | JAVMA Vol 241(5) 567-569. September 1, 2012
- (2012) Comparison of the effect of intratesticular lidocaine/bupivacaine vs. saline placebo on pain scores and incision site reactions in dogs undergoing routine castration.Stevens BJ, Posner LP, Jones CA, Lascelles BDX. | The Veterinary Journal, Feb 1. doi:pii: S1090-0233(12)00523-0. 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.11.019. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23375345
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Neither Can Your Pet
It happened so quickly and so unexpectedly that at first Brenda Stevens didn’t realize it was happening at all. Stevens, a general practice clinical professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, was outside playing fetch with her standard poodle, Olive, throwing her favorite tennis ball. It was a sunny, comfortable spring day. “I
Spit Take: Using Salivary Science to Measure Student Stress
A group of 18 fourth-year CVM students on clinical training rounds participated in the study, providing saliva samples before and after assisting in surgery. Along with student-reported mood measures, researchers focused on the samples’ levels of cortisol and alpha-amylase, salivary biomarkers indicating stress.