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Robert S. Gilley

Robert S. Gilley, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

Associate Professor
Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Education

2002 Doctor of Philosophy: Comparative Orthopedics/Tissue Engineering
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
St. Paul, MN
1995 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (High Honors)
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Board Certification

2002 American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Professional Experience

2012-present Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
2009-2012 Surgical Specialist in Private Practice
2002-2009 Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1996-1999 Resident in Small Animal Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN
1995-1996 Intern in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
The Animal Medical Center
New York, NY

Awards

2007 Class of 2009 Outstanding Faculty Member Teaching Award
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
2006 Class of 2008 Outstanding Faculty Member Teaching Award
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
2004 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
2004 Class of 2004 Outstanding Faculty Member Teaching Award
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
2003 Best Poster Presentation: Glucocorticoid effects on fracture healing
VOS Annual Scientific Meeting, Steamboat Springs, CO

Selected Publications

  1. Franklin S.P., Gilley R.S., Palmer R.H., Meniscus Injury in Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture, Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, October 2010.
  2. Galban E.M., Long S.N., Gilley R.S. Surgical stabilization of an occipito-atlanto-axial malformation in an adult dog, Vet Surg 39: 1001-1004, 2010.
  3. Java M.A., Drobatz K.J., Gilley R.S., Long S.N., Kushner L.I., King L.G. Incidence and risk factors for post-anesthetic aspiration pneumonia in dogs anesthetized for diagnosis and/or treatment of intervertebral disc disease (ivdd), JAVMA 235: 281-287, 2009.
  4. Gilley R.S., Wallace L.J., Bourgeault C.A., Kidder L.S., Bechtold J.E. OP-1 augments glucocorticoid inhibited fracture healing in a rat fracture model. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, March 2009.
  5. Gilley R.S., Beason D.P., Boston R.C., Snyder D.M., Radin A., Kapatkin A.S., Smith G.K. Soslowsky L.J. External Fixator Clamp Reuse Degrades Clamp Mechanical Performance. Vet Surg 38: 530-536, 2009.
  6. Lewis J.R, Boudrieau R.J., Reiter A.M., Seeherman H.J., Gilley R.S. Mandibular reconstruction after gunshot trauma in a dog by use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2. JAVMA, 233:10, 2008.
  7. Kapatkin A.S., Arbittier G., Kass P.H., Gilley R.S., Smith G.K. Kinetic gait analysis of healthy dogs on two different surfaces. Vet Surg 36: 605-608, 2007.
  8. Bergh M.S., Gilley R.S., Shofer F.S., Kapatkin A.S. Complications and radiographic findings following cemented total hip replacement: A retrospective evaluation of 97 dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol, 19: 172-179, 2006.
  9. Capaldo F., Gilley R.S., Kapatkin A., Diagnostic and Surgical Applications of Arthroscopy in the Dog (PART II: Hindlimb Joint Diseases), Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 27: 596-611, 2005.
  10. Capaldo F., Kapatkin A, Gilley R.S. Diagnostic and Surgical Applications of Arthro-scopy in the Dog (PART I: General Applications and Forelimb Joint Diseases), Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 27: 580-594, 2005.

Professional Memberships

2002-present Veterinary Orthopedic Society
1994-present Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, Upsilon Chapter
1991-present American Veterinary Medical Association