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Gretchen Statz, DVM, DACVECC

Gretchen Statz, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Gretchen Statz is a veterinarian and is board certified in emergency and critical care. She has a strong interest in internal medicine and has been working in that field for the past several years. She is currently working part time as an internal medicine consultant for Antech diagnostics and part time at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care in Indianapolis, IN seeing internal medicine cases and helping with patients in the intensive care unit. In addition to consulting and clinical work, Dr. Statz does editing and writing for the veterinary publication Clinician’s Brief.

Dr. Statz graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1999 and finished an internship at VCA West Los Angeles the following year.  She then worked for several years at two emergency/referral hospitals in the Boston area. She completed a residency program at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates (VRA) in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2006 and became board certified in emergency and critical care. She worked as a criticalist at VRA for another two years after her residency and in 2008, she moved to Indiana to start a family.

Dr. Statz and her husband, Dr. Tony Johnson (also a critical care specialist and PetSafe® author) live in Carmel, IN. They keep very busy with their three children - Connor (Tony’s son, July 2004), Grayson (Dec 2011) and Gloria (Aug 2012). They also have a house/yard full of animals including a large 3-legged dog named Rocco, 2 cats, 1 snake, numerous fish, and 4 chickens. In their limited free time, they like to travel and entertain.

Articles by This Author

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Does your dog play around in the mud in your backyard? How about the pond at the dog park? If your dog plays in standing water, learn how to prevent an infection in you or your dog and stay safe at the dog park.

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Health Problems in Outdoor Cats

Many cats love to be outside. There's a lot to do and so many fun places to explore. But the life of an outdoor cat can be risky. There are dangers found outside that do not exist in the protected home environment. Learn about the dangers of having an outdoor cat and what you can do about them.

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UTI FAQs: Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs & Cats

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a relatively common occurrence in dogs and cats. Infections in the urinary tract can occur in the bladder or can become serious and involve the kidneys. Most pets with urinary tract infections will have fairly classic symptoms and most UTIs can be treated relatively easily. Learn more about improving your pet's urinary health and preventing and treating UTIs.

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My Dog Needs a Spleen Removal! Is That Bad?

The spleen is an organ whose job is to filter the blood and remove old red blood cells. It is also plays a role in the immune system. This article discusses some of the common diseases in dogs that require removal of the spleen (splenectomy).

Addison’s Disease in Dogs

Is your dog suddenly weak, lethargic, and thirsty? Read about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Addison's Disease.

5 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know

Your pet can't talk, but your vet can. Over my 15 years of experience, I've come up with a few things I wish I could've said to every pet owner.

Which Is Better, a Traditional or Electronic Fence?

Should you buy a traditional physical fence made of wood or chain link? Or is a wireless or in-ground electronic fence better for your pet and yard?

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism is a relatively common disease in the dog. Here’s a discussion of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.