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Appleman, Elizabeth, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)

Staff Doctor; Head of Internal Medicine

Dr. Beth Appleman was thrilled to rejoin the Internal Medicine Service at the Animal Medical Center back in 2011. Dr. Appleman performed all of her veterinary training in the northeast, alternating between New York City and Philadelphia. After completing her internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked as a staff internist at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists for three years. She is currently acting as interim chief of the Internal Medicine Service at the AMC. Dr. Appleman’s particular interests include endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, hematology, transfusion medicine, and autoimmune diseases. She is currently working on several research projects, including evaluation of insulin administration in hospitalized diabetic cats, the use of trilostane in dogs with Cushing’s disease, and the association between anemia and B12 levels in dogs. During her residency, she has also performed research on the feasibility of platelet cryopreservation in dogs.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine), 2008


  • BS - in Chemistry, Stanford University, 2000
  • VMD, Magna Cum Laude - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2004

Postgraduate Research and Hospital Training

  • Internship - The Animal Medical Center, 2004-2005
  • Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2005-2008

Recent Publications

  • Callan MB, Appleman E, Sachais B. State of the art review: Canine platelet transfusions. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2009;19:401-415.
  • Appleman E, Sachais B, Patel R, Drobatz K, Groman R, Kennedy D, O’Donnell P, Bryan C, Callan MB. Cryopreservation of canine platelets. J Vet Intern Med 2009;23:138-145.
  • Callan MB, Appleman E. Canine platelet transfusions: fresh, chilled, or frozen? ACVIM Forum Proceedings, 2008.
  • Callan MB, Appleman E, Shofer F, et al. Clinical and clinicopathologic effects of plateletpheresis on healthy donor dogs. Transfusion 2008;48:2214-2221.
  • Appleman E, Cianciolo R, Mosenco A, et al. Transient acquired Fanconi syndrome associated with copper storage hepatopathy in 3 dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2008;22:1038-1042.
  • Campbell M, Gress C, Appleman E, et al. Chicken collagen X regulatory sequences restrict transgene expression to hypertrophic cartilage in mice. Am J Path 2004;164:487-499.