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Carmen   Fuentealba DVM, MSc, PhD, AFAMEE

Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning Director; Center for Research and Innovation in Veterinary and Medical Education


Courses Taught/Teaching:

DVM, Universidad Austral de Chile Semester 1, VMS 5111: Microscopic Anatomy & Embryology with Laboratory
MSc, Animal Pathology, Universidad de Chile Semester 3, VPA 5341: Pathology I
PhD Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool Semester 4, VPA 5443: Pathology II
Residency, Veterinary Pathology, Texas A&M University Semester 3: Case Based Studies II


Curriculum development and assessment, student services, mentorship, and international collaboration programs to improve access to learning resources.

Community-based research focusing on the study of spontaneous diseases of public health importance, the study of mechanistic pathways involved in spontaneous diseases, with particular emphasis on liver and kidney pathology.


Carl Norden Distinguished Teacher Award
University of Prince Edward Island Teaching Excellence Award
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow
Calgary Association of Veterinary Students Teaching Recognition

Publication Highlights

Liccioli C, Catalano S, Kutz SJ, Lejeune M, Verocai GG, Duignan PJ, Fuentealba C, Hart M, Ruckstuhl KE, Massolo A. Gastrointestinal parasites of coyotes (Canis latrans) in the metropolitan area of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Canadian. J Zool. 2012;90:1023–1030.

Liccioli S,Catalano S, Kutz SJ, Lejeune M, Verocai GG, Duignan PJ, Fuentealba C,Ruckstuh KE, Massolo A. Sensitivity of double centrifugation sugar fecal flotation for detecting intestinal helminthes in coyotes (Canis latrans). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2012;48(3):717-723.

Benavente CE, Fuentealba IC. Actinobacillus suis and Actinobacillus equuli, emergent pathogens for the swine industry. Arch. Vet. Med. 2012;44(2):99-107.

Catalano S, Lejeune M, Liccioli S, Verocai G, Kutz S, Fuentealba C, Massolo A. Echinococcus multilocularis in coyotes (Canis Latrans) from metropolitan areas of Alberta, Canada: an emerging challenge? Emerging infectious diseases. 2012;18(10):1625-1628.

Verocai GG, Lejeune M, Beckmen KB, Kashivakura CK, Fuentealba C. Hober EP, Kutz SJ. Defining parasite biodiversity at high latitudes of North America: new host and geographic records for Onchocerca cervipedis Wehr & Dikmans, 1935 (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) in moose and caribou. Parasites & Vectors. 2012;5:242.

Griener TP, Strecker JG, Humphries RM, Mulvey GL, Fuentealba C, et al. Lipopolysaccharide Renders Transgenic Mice Expressing Human Serum Amyloid P Component Sensitive to Shiga Toxin 2. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(6):e21457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021457.

Fuentealba C, Hecker KG, Nelson PD, Tegzes JH, Waldhalm. Relationships between admissions requirements and pre-clinical and clinical performance in a distributed veterinary curriculum. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2011;38(1):52-59.

Fuentealba C. Role of student assessment in the learning process. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2011;38(2):157-162.

Fuentealba C, Bera C, Jessen B, Sace F, Stevens GJ, Trajkovic D, Yang AH. Evaluation of the effects of a VEGFR-2 inhibitor compound on alanine aminotransferase gene expression and enzymatic activity in the rat liver. Comparative Hepatology. 2011;10:8.

Hecker K, Donnon T, Fuentealba C, Hall D, Illanes O, Morck DW, Muelling C. Assessment of applicants to the veterinary curriculum using a multiple mini interview method. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2009;36:166-173.

Fuentealba IC, Mason RV, Johnston SD. Community-based Clinical Veterinary Education at Western University of Health Sciences. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2008;35:34-42.

Fuentealba IC, Hecker KG. Clinical preceptor evaluation of veterinary students in a distributed model of clinical education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2008;35:389-396.

Turnwald G, Stone E, Bristol D, Fuentealba C, Hardie L, Hellyer P, Jaeger L, Kerwin S, Kochevar D, Lissemore K, Olsen C, Rogers K, Sabin B, Swanson C, Warner A. Assessing clinical competency: Reports from Discussion Groups. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2008;35:343-353.

Esparza Gonzales BP, Niño-Fong R, Gibson CJ, Fuentealba IC, Cherian MG. Zinc supplementation reduces hepatic copper accumulation in LEC rats: A model of Wilson’s Disease. Biological Trace Element Research. 2005;105:117-134.

Niño-Fong R, Esparza BP, Fuentealba IC, Cherian MG. Role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in the development of spontaneous hepatic toxicity in Long-Evans Cinnamon rats. Toxicol Appl Phamacology. 2004;200(2):121-30.