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Dr Emma Borkowski DVM DACVP PhD MRCVS

Teaching Fellow in Anatomic Pathology

Academic and research departments

School of Veterinary Medicine.


My qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada
Diplomate, ACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada

Affiliations and memberships

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Member (2015-present)
American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists
Member (2019-present)
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Member (2019-present)


Research interests



Borkowski EA (2014) Retropharyngeal abscess with carotid involvement presenting as fever of undetermined origin in a dog
A young dog was presented with lethargy and pyrexia of 2 days duration, not responding to empirical treatment. Thorough diagnostic investigation failed to determine the cause. A retropharyngeal abscess became apparent when it eroded into the carotid artery 2 days later. This case highlights the challenging nature of fever of undetermined origin (FUO) and the value of close monitoring for diagnosis and prompt intervention. Can Vet J.