Elizabeth Tenborg, DVM, Veterinarian
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Elizabeth Tenborg, DVM

Emergency Physician

- Davis CA, 95618


Dr. Elizabeth Tenborg is a distinguished veterinarian specializing in emergency medicine in the Bay Area. She serves multiple hospital systems with dedication. A graduate of the esteemed UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, ranked as the #1 vet school globally, Dr. Tenborg brings a wealth of clinical experience and expertise to her practice. She operates a private concierge housecall practice tailored to providing exceptional care for select clients and patients.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Tenborg is deeply involved in research, particularly in the fields of comparative medicine and immunology. Her passion for exploring innovative solutions led her to complete a research fellowship at Stanford University, where she delved into cutting-edge advancements that bridge the gap between veterinary and human healthcare. Dr. Tenborg has made significant contributions to global health initiatives, having collaborated with the United Nations on the development of a post-eradication preparedness plan for the disease Rinderpest. Her proactive efforts aimed to prevent the reemergence of this disease as a potential pandemic threat, showcasing her commitment to international cooperation and public health.

Outside of her clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Tenborg's true passion lies in the biotechnology sector. She is a founding member of CancerMune, a groundbreaking startup dedicated to developing early diagnostics and innovative immunotherapies for human cancers. Leveraging insights from spontaneous disease models in companion animals, Dr. Tenborg and her team at CancerMune are at the forefront of revolutionizing cancer treatment paradigms.

With her diverse background spanning clinical practice, research, and entrepreneurial ventures, Dr. Elizabeth Tenborg epitomizes excellence in veterinary medicine and continues to make invaluable contributions to the healthcare landscape.

Education and Training

University of California DVM 2018

Provider Details

Female English, Spanish
Elizabeth Tenborg, DVM
Elizabeth Tenborg, DVM's Expert Contributions
  • What medications help with dog diarrhea?

    Thank you for your question. Diarrhea is a common condition in pets that can be caused by various factors and requires specific treatment. It can be caused by a parasitic infection like giardia, bacterial toxins such as clostridium, or even be a symptom of more serious underlying malabsorptive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease. All of which need different treatment. Generally, diarrhea caused by dietary indiscretion should resolve within 3-5 days with a bland diet of boiled chicken and white rice. However, since diarrhea can have different causes, it is best to seek veterinary care if you are concerned about your pet's condition. A visit to your nearest veterinary hospital can help determine the underlying cause of your pet's diarrhea and ensure they receive appropriate care. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Emergency MedicineBiomedical ResearchImmunologyConcierge Veterinary Home VisitsBiotechnology

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association  


  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical AssociationCalifornia Veterinary Medical AssociationVeterinary Cancer SocietyVeterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Articles and Publications

  • 1. Panas MW, Ferrel A, Naor A, Tenborg E, Lorenzi HA, Boothroyd JC. Translocation of DenseGranule Effectors across the Parasitophorous Vacuole Membrane in Toxoplasma-Infected CellsRequires the Activity of ROP17, a Rhoptry Protein Kinase. mSphere. 2019 Jul 31;4(4) PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC6669336.2. Fukui T, Tenborg E, Yik JH, Haudenschild DR. In-vitro and in-vivo imaging of MMP activity incartilage and joint injury. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 May 8;460(3):741-6. PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC4426085.3. Tenborg E. "Global Rinderpest Action Plan - Post Eradication," lecture at the United Nations Foodand Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health Conference for the JointRinderpest Advisory Committee. 2018; Columbo, Sri Lanka.4. Tenborg E. "CRISPR: A Brief Introduction," lecture at the United Nations Food and AgricultureOrganization Global Early Warning System Committee Meeting. 2018; Rome, Italy.5. Myers, L., Metwally, S., Marrana, M., Stoffel, C., Ismayilova, G., Brand, Tianna. 2018. GlobalRinderpest Action Plan Rinderpest is eradicated but not forgotten. Rome, FAO and OIE.

What do you attribute your success to?

  • I attribute much of my success to my upbringing in a rural, underserved community and the challenges I faced growing up as a farmer's child. Coming from a background where resources were limited, I learned the value of hard work, resilience, and perseverance early on. Living in a community with fewer opportunities taught me to be resourceful and creative in finding solutions to problems. The challenges I encountered, whether they were related to access to education, healthcare, or other basic necessities, fueled my determination to succeed. I realized the importance of education as a pathway to a better future, which motivated me to excel academically despite the obstacles I faced. Moreover, growing up in a farming community instilled in me a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for the natural world. These values continue to guide me in my professional endeavors, pushing me to always strive for excellence and make a positive impact in everything I do. My upbringing in a rural, underserved community taught me invaluable lessons about resilience, determination, and the power of hard work, which have been instrumental in shaping my success.

Areas of research

  • Comparative Oncology and Immunotherapy Development

Teaching and speaking

  • University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine: Healers Art Course Facilitator

Hobbies / Sports

  • In my free time, I enjoy various fulfilling hobbies that bring joy and relaxation to my life. One of my favorite pastimes is horseback riding, which allows me to connect with nature and experience the thrill of exploring the outdoors from a unique perspective. Playing with my dogs at home is another cherished activity that brings laughter and companionship into my day. Additionally, I find immense happiness in spending quality time with my family on our family ranch, creating cherished memories and enjoying the tranquility of rural life together. These hobbies not only enrich my life but also provide a wonderful balance to my busy professional endeavors.

Areas of research

Comparative Oncology



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