Bronwyn Rutland

BSc (VB) BVMS (Hons) DACVIM
Dr Rutland
Internal Medicine
Dr Rutland

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2002

Board Certified:

DACVIM

Dr. Rutland completed her veterinary degree at Perth, Australia’s Murdoch University in 2002, and after a few years in mixed, emergency and small animal practice in Australia and Canada, started her internship at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2005. Following her internship, she was successful in gaining a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rutland completed her Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University in 2009, and was board certified with the ACVIM in July 2009. After starting the Internal Medicine service at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Rutland returned to Canada and the OVC to join the Internal Medicine Department for a one-year faculty contract position. She was the head of the Internal Medicine team at the 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Newmarket for 8 years and is now very excited to be moving closer to home in Guelph and heads the Internal Medicine Service at VCA Canada Guelph Veterinary Surgery Services (GVSS). Dr. Rutland also works one day at week at VCA Canada Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital (MOVEH).

Whilst Dr. Rutland enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, she has a special interest in upper and lower urinary tract diseases and diabetes mellitus, and has a specific research interest in chronic cystitis, particularly malakoplakia, in dogs and cats. She has published papers on hyperthyroidism, MRSA, novel techniques in the delivery of chemotherapy, cuterebriasis and malakoplakia. During her training at MSU, she was able to gain a wealth of experience in endoscopy, and specifically endourology (endoscopy of the lower urinary tract).

When not at the hospital, Dr. Rutland enjoys spending time on their farm, with her husband and their Arabian horses and 2 cats. She loves horse riding, and has competed extensively throughout Australia, and now in Canada, in endurance riding (marathon horse riding).
 

Education

  • BSc (Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology), Murdoch University, WA, Australia (1998-2001)
  • BVMS (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery) with high distinction honours (Hons), Murdoch University, WA, Australia (2001-2002)

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Rotating Small Animal Internship, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, ON (2005-2006)
  • Internal Medicine Residency , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA (2006-2009)

Specialization

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), 2009

Areas of Special Interest

  • Dr. Rutland has a special interest in upper and lower urinary tract diseases, endocrinology and infectious diseases as well as minimally invasive procedures, having had extensive experience in bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, rhinoscopy and endourology.
See our departments

Internal Medicine

ADVANCED MEDICAL CARE FOR YOUR PET

Our Internal Medicine Department is committed to providing advanced medical care by experienced, board-certified doctors and compassionate support staff. Our internal medicine specialists have extensive training in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting your pet’s internal systems. Your appointment will include a detailed history, performing a thorough physical examination, and then formulating an appropriate diagnostic plan. Once a diagnosis has been achieved, an individualized therapeutic plan is devised and reviewed in detail with you. Ongoing support for both you and your family veterinarian is provided as needed.

COMMON REASONS THAT PROMPT A REFERRAL TO AN INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST:

  • Acute or chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count, pale gums)
  • Consultation on endocrine disease such as diabetes or cushing’s disease
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Decreased appetite
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Foreign body ingestion or inhalation
  • Laboratory and imaging abnormalities
  • Lethargy
  • Abnormalities with urination or drinking
  • Undiagnosed masses
  • Weight loss

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematologic (Blood System)
  • Hepatic (Liver) and Pancreatic
  • Immunological (Immune System)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Renal (Kidney)
  • Respiratory
  • Urogenita

PROCEDURES THAT WE ROUTINELY PERFORM INCLUDE:

  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Tap)
  • Aspirates and Biopsing
  • Blood Pressure Assessment
  • Bone Marrow Sampling
  • Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar Lavage (Scoping of Airways)
  • Cystoscopy (Scoping of Urethra and Urinary Bladder)
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Biopsy
  • Fecal Biotherapy
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foreign Body Retrieval via Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Testing for Nasal Disease
  • Radiography and Interpretation
  • Rhinoscopy (Scoping of the Nose)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urohydropropulsion
Publications
Human-to-dog transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Objective Abstract: Human-to-dog transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Authored: Rutland BE, Weese JS, Bolin C, Au J, Malani AN.

Published: Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;15(8):1328-30.
Determination of the optimal time for testing thyroid hormones in cats after treatment with methimazole.

Objective Abstract: Determination of the optimal time for testing thyroid hormones in cats after treatment with methimazole.

Authored: Rutland BE, Nachreiner RF & Kruger JM.

Published: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Volume 23 Issue 5 (September/October 2009), pp 1025-1030
Evaluation of a single subcutaneous infusion of carboplatin as adjuvant chemotherapy for dogs with osteosarcoma

Objective Abstract: Evaluation of a single subcutaneous infusion of carboplatin as adjuvant chemotherapy for dogs with osteosarcoma: 17 cases (2006-2010).

Authored: Simcock JO, Withers SS, Prpich CY, Kuntz CA, Rutland BE.

Published: J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Sep 1;241(5):608-14.
Successful treatment of malakoplakia of the bladder in a kitten.

Objective Abstract: Successful treatment of malakoplakia of the bladder in a kitten.

Authored: Rutland BE, Nimmo J, Goldsworthy M, Simcock JO, Simpson KW, Kuntz

Published: CA. J Feline Med Surg. 2013 Aug;15(8):744-8
Bilateral laryngeal paralysis in a dog secondary to laryngeal osseous metaplasia.

Objective Abstract: Bilateral laryngeal paralysis in a dog secondary to laryngeal osseous metaplasia.

Authored: Skelding AM, Kisiel A, Essman S, Rutland BE.

Published: Can Vet J. 2016 Feb;57(2):157-9.
Systemic manifestations of Cuterebra spp. infection in dogs and cats

Objective Abstract: Systemic manifestations of Cuterebra spp. infection in dogs and cats: 42 cases, 2000-2014.

Authored: Rutland BE, Byl KM, Miniter B, Hydeskov HB, Johnson

Published: CA. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 Dec 15;251(12):1432-1438
Suspected primary pure red cell aplasia in a 4-month-old male intact Bernese Mountain Dog mix.

Objective Abstract: Suspected primary pure red cell aplasia in a 4-month-old male intact Bernese Mountain Dog mix.

Authored: To I, Boelsterli P, Walter J, Rutland B. Can Vet J;

Published: Accepted, pending publication date.
Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital

2285 Bristol Circle

Oakville, ON L6H 6P8

Main: 905-829-9444

Fax: 905-829-9646

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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