huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Efrat Yagil-Kelmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC and DECVECC

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Department head - Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Senior Clinical Lecturer

Office Address:
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)3-9688588
Fax: +972-(0) 3- 9688525
Email Address: kelmere1@gmail.com


Special interests

Environmental emergencies, bleeding disorders, coagulation and trauma


Professional Experience and Qualifications

Diplomate, American and European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care


Teaching

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care – basic and elective courses

Clinical thinking

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Research

Snake envenomations, heat stroke, bleeding disorders

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Membership in Scientific organizations

- Israeli Association of Small Animal Practitioners.

- American and European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

- Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

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Selected Recent Publications

Book Chapters:

Efrat Kelmer and Marie E. Kerl Heat prostration, Chapter 135, in - Morgan, RV (editor), Handbook of Small Animal Practice, 5th edition, 2007, Saunders-Elsevier, pp 1257-1260. 

Efrat Kelmer and F.A. Mann, Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation, in- Ettinger and Feldman (editors), Textbook of Veterinary Internal medicine, 7th edition, Invited chapter, in press. 

Bruchim Y, Kelmer, E, Canine Heatstroke. In: Silverstein and Hopper, Textbook of Small Animal Critical Care, in press.

Invited reviews:

Kelmer, E and Tobias K, Standards of Care - Septic Peritonitis, Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. March 2009.

Bruchim, Y and Kelmer E, Post-operative management of dogs with Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV). Invited review for a special GDV issue. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Top Companion Anim Med. 2014 Sep;29(3):81-5.

Selected publications:

Yagil-Kelmer, E. Mann, FA. and Wagner-Mann, C., (2006). Postoperative Complications Associated with Jejunostomy Tube Placement using the Interlocking Box Technique Compared to Standard Jejunopexy in Dogs and Cats: 76 cases (1999-2003), Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (JVECCS), nutrition issue Vol 16, No.2, June p14-20. 

Kelmer E, Scanson LC, Reed A and Love LC, (2009) Correlation between End Tidal CO2 measured via a nasal catheter and arterial CO2 in critically ill dogs, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Bruchim Y, Srugo I, Ben-Halevy S, Kelmer E, Yudelevitch S, Aroch I and Segev G, Evaluation of Lidocaine as a treatment of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus in dogs. Accepted for publication, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2012

Hadar G, Kelmer E, Segev G, Bruchim Y, Aroch I, Protein C Activity in Vipera Palaestinae Envenomed Dogs, accepted for publication, Journal of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2012

Kelmer E , Marer K , Bruchim Y , Klainbart S , Aroch I  and Segev G , Retrospective evaluation of safety and efficacy of Tranexamic acid (Hexakapron) for treatment of bleeding disorders in dogs. The Israeli Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 68(2)

Oppenheimer N, Merbl Y, Milgram J, Klainbart S, Bruchim Y and Kelmer E, (2014) Autologous blood-patch for treatment of persistent pneumothorax in dogs, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; Vol 24(2):215-20.

Kelmer E, Segev G, Codner C, Bruchim Y, Klainbart S and Aroch I, Assessment of a portable prothrombin analyzer (CoaguChek XS) in dogs, (2014), Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; Jul-Aug;24(4):455-60

Lenchner I, Segev G, Kelmer E, Aroch I and Bruchim Y, Vipera palaestina snake envenomation in 18 cats – a retrospective study. (2014) Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; Jul-Aug;24(4):437-43.

Bruchim Y, Aroch I, Segev G, Kushnir Y, Epstein A and Kelmer E, Positive pressure ventilation in 58 dogs: indications, complications, outcome and risk factors for mortality (2014), Journal of Small Animal Practice, Jun;55(6):314-9.

Hadar G, Kelmer E, Segev G, Bruchim Y and Aroch I, Protein C Activity in Dogs Envenomed by Vipera Palaestinae, (2014), Toxicon, Sep;87:38-44.

Klainbart S, Vidmayer, B, Kelmer E, Bdolah-Abram, T, Segev, G Aroch I, Peripheral and central venous blood glucose concentrations in dogs and cats with acute arterial thromboembolism. (2014), Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine; Sep-Oct;28(5):1513-9.

Bruchim Y, Aroch I, Eliav A, Abbas A, Frank I, Kelmer E, Codner C, Segev G, Epstein Y, and Horowitz M, two years of combined high-intensity physical training and heat acclimatization affect lymphocyte and serum HSP70 in purebred military working dogs, (2014) Journal of Applied Physiology; Jul 15;117(2):112-8.

Oron, L, Mazaki-Tovi, M, Neri D, Aroch I and Kelmer, E, (2014) Hypoadrenocorticism diagnosed by adrenocorticotropin stimulation test for aldosterone in a diabetic cat, Israeli Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 69 (4) 234-38.

Kelmer E, Segev G, Papashvilli V, Rahimi-Levene, N, Aroch,I,  Bruchim, Y and Klainbart S, Effects of Intravenous Administration of Tranexamic acid on Hematological, Hemostatic and Thromboelastographic Analytes in Healthy Dogs. (2015) Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; Jul-Aug;25(4):495-501.

Bruchim Y, Segev G, Kelmer E, Codner C, Marisat A, Horowitz M. Hospitalized dog's recovery from naturally occurring heatstroke; does serum heat shock protein 72 can provide prognostic biomarker? (2016) Cell Stress Chaperones. Jan;21(1):123-30.

Kelmer, E, Bruchim Y, Cohen, A, Codner C, Segev G and Aroch I, Hemostatic Abnormalities in Dogs with Naturally-Occurring Heatstroke. (2017) the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care May;27(3):315-324.

Chai, O.  Peery, D.,  Bdolah-Abram, T.,  Moscovich, E.S.  Kelmer, E,   Klainbart, S.,  Milgram, J., and Shamir, HM.  Computerized tomography findings in canine head trauma and a novel prognostic CT-based scoring index. (2017). American Journal Veteinary Reserch. Sept, 78(9),1085-1090.

Klainbart, S., Agi, L., Bdolah-Abram, T., Kelmer, E , Aroch, I  Clinical, laboratory and hemostatic findings in cats with naturally occurring sepsis. (2017) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical AssociationNov 1; 251 (9): 1025-1034.

Klainbart, S., Bibring, U., Strich, D , Chai, O.,  Bdolah-Abram, T., Kelmer, E.. (2017) Retrospective evaluation of 140 dogs involved in road traffic accidents. Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association, In press.

Oron, L., Bruchim, Y., Klainbart, S., and Kelmer, E. (2017) Ultrasound guided intracardiac xenotransfusion of canine packed red blood cells to the left ventricle of a severely anemic cat during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care,

Kelmer, E., Shimshoni, J,A., Merbl, Y., Kolski, O., Klainbart, S. Synthetic Cannabinoid Toxicity an a dog. In press, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care,

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