Dr. Brockman completed her undergraduate in Chemistry/Physics from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Science in Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley. She received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
While in graduate school, Dr. Brockman worked part-time at a small animal emergency clinic as a veterinary assistant and then technician in Berkeley, CA. This is where she developed a love of emergency veterinary medicine and decided to make a career change. After veterinary school, Dr. Brockman pursued additional training by completing a small animal internship at a busy veterinary referral center in the Chicago suburbs.
On what she enjoys most about working at WVRC…“I have always enjoyed the sciences and solving problems. Veterinary medicine gives me the opportunity to blend science and compassion by helping animals and people. I was immediately drawn to the fast pace and diversity of emergency medicine.”
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
American Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Brockman’s interests include emergency medicine, surgery, and volunteering with spay/neuter programs.
Research & Publications:
Brockman, R., Bunick, D., Mahoney M. Estradiol deficiency during development modulates the expression of circadian and daily rhythms in male and female aromatase knock-out mice. Hormones and Behavior, 2011, 60, 439-447.
Brockman, R. The characterization of circadian rhythms in male and female Aromatase knock-out mice. Presented at the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 15, 2011.
Brockman, R., Mahoney, M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Light-induced Phase Shifts and Fos response in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus of Aromatase Knock-Out Mice. Presented at the 2010 Society for Research on Biological Rhythms meeting, Sandestin, FL May 22-26, 2010.