Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Robert S. Gilley, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Robert Gilley
Associate Professor
Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2002
    Doctor of Philosophy: Comparative Orthopedics/Tissue Engineering
    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 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

Honors & Awards

  • 2013
    Class of 2015 Teacher of the Year
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, Upsilon Chapter
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Barnes K, Lanz O, Clapp K, Gilley R.S. Radiographic and Densitometric Comparison of Autogenous Cancellous Bone Graft and Shock Wave Therapy in the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Procedure in Dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol, 28 (3) 207-214, 2015.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, Dec; 467(12): 3104–3112, 2009.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.