Associate Clinical Professor
Emergency and Critical Care
Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Lenore Bacek received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University. She completed both a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care and a master’s degree at Auburn University in 2011. Dr. Bacek is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Dr. Bacek is currently the head of the AUCVM Emergency and Critical Care section and has mentored numerous residents and interns on the clinic floor and in the research lab. Under her direction, Auburn University received certification as a Veterinary Trauma Center by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016. Dr. Bacek has been an invited speaker at numerous national/international and regional conferences, including the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum, the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS), the South Carolina Association for Veterinarians (SCAV) conference, and numerous local continuing education events.
Dr. Bacek is a member of the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM) and actively engaged in a number of intramural and multicenter clinical research projects. Her research has been supported by extramural grants from the ACVECC Foundation. She contributes to teaching third and fourth year veterinary students on the topics of triage, common small animal emergencies, transfusion medicine, fluid therapy, and clinical toxicology.
Critical care of polytrauma patients, troponin as a biomarker in traumatic myocarditis, the application of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (dialysis) for companion animals with acute kidney failure, advanced therapeutic approaches to immune mediated hemolytic anemia, and novel laboratory assessment of coagulopathies (including thromboelastography and platelet aggregometry).
Hansen SC, Smith AN, Kuo KW, Fish EJ, Koehler JW, Martinez-Romero G, Bacek LM. Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma of aortic body origin in a cat. Vet Clin Pathol. 2016 Sep;45(3):490-4.
Herreria-Bustillo VJ, Kuo KW, Burke PJ, Cole R, Bacek LM. A pilot study evaluating the use of cervical ultrasound to confirm endotracheal intubation in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2016 Sep;26(5):654-8.
Fish EJ, Welles EG, Weiss RC, Koehler JW, Nash K, Kuo K, Bacek LM. What is your diagnosis? Abdominal fluid from a dog. Vet Clin Pathol. 2015 Sep;44(3):457-8.
Christopherson PW, Bacek LM, King KB, Boudreaux MK. Two novel missense mutations associated with hemophilia A in a family of Boxers, and a German Shepherd dog. Vet Clin Pathol. 2014 Sep;43(3):312-6.
Bacek LM, Macintire DK. Treatment of primary immune-mediated hemolytic anemia with mycophenolate mofetil in two cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2011 Feb;21(1):45-9.