huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

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

Itamar Aroch, DVM, Dipl.

Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Head, The Diagnostic Laboratory, Hebrew University Teaching Hospital, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Office Address:
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: +972-(3)-9688556
Fax: +972-(3)-9604079
Email Address: aroch@agri.huji.ac.il


Special interests

Small animal internal medicine, hematology, coagulation, cytology, clinical pathology, spirocercosis, clinical toxicology, snakebites in dogs and cats, heatstroke in dogs


Professional Experience and Qualifications

  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animas (ECVIM-CA) in internal medicine
  • Specialist (Israeli specialization), Veterinary Internal Medicine of Companion Animals

Teaching

Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Clinical Methods in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Histology

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Research

Clinical hematology, clinical pathology, coagulation, clinical toxicology in dogs and cats, spirocercosis, Vipera plaestinae bites in dogs and cats, heatstroke in dogs

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Service

  • Head of the 4th year committee and 4th year students supervisor, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Member of the curriculum committee, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Member, Scientific Council, Israel Veterinary Medical Association
  • Head, The Diagnostic Laboratory, Hebrew University Teaching Hospital
  • Head, Interns and Residents Committee, Hebrew University Teaching Hospital
  • Member, Executive Board, The Veterinary Journal

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International interests

Veterinary clinical pathology, veterinary hematology, small animal internal medicine, veterinary education

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Membership in Scientific organizations

  • Israel Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA)
  • European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion animals (ECVIM-CA)
  • Scientific Council IVMA

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Selected Recent Publications

  1. I. Aroch, E. Yas-Natan, S. Kuzi and G. Segev (2010) Haemostatic abnormalities and clinical findings in Vipera palaestinae-envenomed dogs. The Veterinary Journal 185:180-187.
  2. I. Aroch, I. Keidar, A. Himmelstein, M. Schechter, M.H. Shamir and G. Segev (2010) Diagnostic and prognostic value of serum creatine kinase activity in ill cats: a retrospective study of 601 cases. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 12:466-475
  3. S. Kuzi, G. Segev, E. Haruvi and I. Aroch (2010) Plasma antithrombin activity as a diagnostic and prognostic indicator in dogs: a retrospective study of 149 dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 24:587-596.
  4. E. Evenchen and I. Aroch (2010) Case report: Neurological abnormalities due to acute, severe hyponatremia in a kitten associated with a subcutaneous infusion of 5% dextrose in water. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine 65:161-165
  5. I. Aroch, S. Harrus, T. Amit, H. Bark, A. Markovics, A. Hagag, Z. Aizenberg and Lavy, E. (2010) Clinicopathologic finding in an experimental Spirocerca lupi infection in dogs. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine. In press.
  6. V. Mukorera, L.L. van der Merwe, E. Lavy, I. Aroch, and E. Dvir (2010) Serum ALP as a marker for neoplastic transformation of esophageal nodules in canine spirocercosis. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. In Press.
  7. Y. Merbl, A. Hason, E.D. Sethon, and I. Aroch (2011) A survey of feline AB group blood types in 242 Israeli cats (2007 to 2009). Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine. In Press.
  8. I. Aroch, M. Shechter-Pollak and G. Segev (2011) A retrospective study of serum β-hydroxybutyric acid in 215 ill cats: Clinical signs, laboratory findings and diagnoses. The Veterinary Journal. In Press.
  9. Y. Merbl, I. Aroch, S. Klainbart, Z. Aizenberg and E. Kelmer (2010) Intermediate syndrome of chlorpyriphos toxicity (PolarisĂ’) in a caracal (caracal caracal). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. In Press.
  10. R. Nivy, S. Hahn, S. Perl, A. Karnieli, O. Karnieli and I. Aroch (2011) A fatal outbreak of parvovirus infection: First detection of canine parvovirus type 2c in Israel and secondary Escherichia coli septicemia and meningoencephalitis. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine. In Press.
  11. Y. Gottlieb, A. Markovics, E. Klement, S. Naor, M. Samish, I. Aroch and E. Lavy (2011) Characterization of Onthophagus sellatus as the major intermediate host of the dog esophageal worm Spirocerca lupi in Israel. Veterinary Parasitology. In Press.

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