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Laura Selmic

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Medicine
1008 W Hazelwood
M/C 004
Urbana, IL  61802

Education

  • MPH, Applied biostatistics, Colorado School of Public Health, 2013
  • BVetMed, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 2004

Professional Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral research fellowship in surgical oncology, Animal Cancer Center, Colorado State University, 2011-2013.
  • Postdoctoral clinical fellowship in surgical oncology, Animal Cancer Center, Colorado State University, 2010-2011.
  • Residency in small animal surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 2007-2010.
  • Rotating small animal medical and surgical internship, Queen Mother Animal Hospital, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 2006-2007.

Industry Positions

  • General practice veterinarian, Rainsbrook Veterinary Group, Warwickshire, UK, 2005-2006.
  • General practice veterinarian, Portland House Veterinary Group, Nottinghamshire, UK, 2004-2005.
  • General practice veterinarian, Holme Veterinary Centre, Yorkshire, UK, 2004.

show listCourses Taught

  • Participation in Small Animal Surgery Third-Year Teaching Labs (4 hours). Use of GI models to teach GI closure, 2012.
  • Participation in Small Animal Surgery Third-Year Teaching Labs (10 hours). Live surgery, practical teaching of neutering.  Bone labs for placement of external fixators and fracture management., 2009-2010.
  • Participation in Euthanasia panel discussion Second-Year Teaching Labs (2 hours). 2009.
  • Participation in wet laboratory session for teaching in the arthrex joint stabilization course, College Station, Texas A&M University (4 hours). Teaching practicing veterinarians the technique of bone anchor use for extracapsular repair and visualization of the meniscus, 2009.
  • Participation in Small Animal Surgery Third-Year Teaching Labs (10 hours). Live surgery, practical teaching of neutering and amputation. Bone labs for placement of external fixators and fracture management as part of orthopedic practical labs, 2008-2009.
  • Emergency procedures laboratory for years 1-3 (4 hours). Teaching emergency procedures such as chest drain placement and tracheostomy, 2008.
  • Wet lab in Cadaver surgery for years 1-3 (2 hours).  Teaching of basic surgical techniques from cystotomies, entertomies to neutering, 2008.
  • Participation in Small Animal Surgery Third-Year Teaching Labs (10 hours).  Live surgery, practical teaching of neutering and amputation, 2007-2008. 

show listSelected Publications

  • L.E. Selmic, S.D. Ryan, N.P. Ehrhart, S.J. Withrow, Bilateral appendicular bone tumors in four dogs. Accepted for publication at Journal of American Animal hospital Association 2012.
  • M. Wallace, L.E. Selmic, S.J. Withrow, Diagnostic utility of abdominal ultrasonography for routine staging at diagnosis of skeletal osteosarcoma in dogs. Accepted for publication at Journal of American Animal hospital Association 2012.
  • L.E.Selmic, D.Nelson, A. Saunders, H.P. Hobson, W.B. Saunders. Intrapericardial technique for PDA ligation: surgical description and outcome in 35 dogs. Accepted for publication at Journal of American Animal Hospital Association 2011.
  • A.K.Cook, L.E.Selmic, Self Assessment: Hypercalcaemia secondary to anal sac apocrine gland carcinoma in a dog.  Companion animal, The Journal of the Veterinary Surgeon in General Practice, UK vet journal, Vol 15, No. 9, 2010.
  • N. Wenzlow, M.S. Tivers, L.E.Selmic, E.J.Scurrell, S.J.Baines and K.C.Smith, Haemangiosarcoma in the uterine reminant of a spayed female dog, Journal of Small Animal Practice, Vol. 50, No. 9, September 2009.

show listHonors and Awards

  • Phi Zeta, honor society house officer initiate, 2010.
  • Auxillary to the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Clinical Resident Award, 2010.
  • Honors degree in veterinary medicine, 2004.
  • Centenary prize Silver medal for second highest final examination results in the year, 2004.

show listProfessional Affiliations

  • American College of Veterinary Surgery
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Veterinary Cancer Society
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons