Ellen Malmanger, DVM

Ellen Malmanger, DVM

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Educations & Trainings

Iowa State Unveristy College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2018

Activity & Honors

Former president of Student Chapter of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SCVECCS) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Consultant at Chewy

Professional Memberships




Dr. Ellen Malmanger

Dr. Ellen Malmanger is originally from Arkansas, but attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine for veterinary school. She loves all things veterinary medicine, but her special interests include urgent care, ophthalmology and dermatology.

Dr. Ellen enjoys traveling, cooking, knitting, and eating in her time off. She takes care of a pack of fur kids made up of three goofy dogs and two very food-motivated cats. Dr. Ellen currently lives in Iowa with her husband, Tom, and they have a wonderful vegetable garden and several fruit trees that they are very proud of. 

Recent Articles

Ataxia in Cats (Loss of Balance in Cats)
What Is Ataxia in Cats? Ataxia is the word used to describe a loss of coordination and balance that affects your cat’s head, limbs, and/or torso. Ataxia is caused by decreased sensory function of the nervous system, which in turn can be caused by a wide range of diseases.   There are three main types of ataxia in cats:   Vestibular: The vestibular system,...
Rectal Prolapse in Cats
Rectal Prolapse in Cats
What Is Rectal Prolapse in Cats? Rectal prolapse occurs when some or all of the rectal tissue protrudes through your cat’s anus. Rectal issue is usually dark pink or dark red. The rectum is the part of the intestinal tract that connects the large intestine to the anus.  There are two main types of rectal prolapse:  Incomplete: In this condition, the rectal tissue will...
Nasal Dermatoses in Dogs (Dog Nose Skin Issues)
What Are Nasal Dermatoses in Dogs?The term “nasal dermatoses” describes skin issues that can affect both the hairy part of a dog’s muzzle (nasal bridge) and/or the hairless part of the nose with the nostrils (nasal planum).  Most conditions affect the junction between the two—an area called the mucocutaneous junction.  Symptoms of Nasal Dermatoses in DogsSigns of a possible nasal...
Benadryl Overdose in Dogs
Benadryl Overdose in Dogs
Always contact your veterinarian before administering any medication or supplement to your pet, including Benadryl. If your dog is showing signs of an acute allergic reaction (e.g., facial swelling, hives, and/or difficulty breathing), call your veterinarian or an emergency veterinary clinic, as this can result in anaphylaxis, which is an emergency. One of the most common...
Veterinary Telemedicine: Virtual Vet Visits With Your Regular Vet
While veterinary medicine is still far behind human medicine in terms of virtual health care, we’re quickly catching up. More and more veterinary clinics are partnering with companies that help them provide veterinary telemedicine to their existing clients and patients. Many clinics and veterinarians are also developing their own procedure and protocols, with individual veterinarians innovating...
What to Expect From an Online Vet Visit
It is 6:00 pm and you come home from work to find a house full of dog diarrhea. Your dog will not eat her food, but she otherwise seems happy and normal. Should you worry about her eating? Unfortunately, your veterinarian’s office closed 30 minutes ago, so calling them isn’t an option. Or perhaps your kitten was recently spayed, and you’re concerned that the surgical wound looks red and...