Funded Grants


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. James Cissell Treatment of infiltrative skin malignancies in horses using H-Fire: Phase I-II clinical trial
Dr. Ian Herring Effect of perioperative administration of fixed combination Dorzolamide Hydrochloride 2% Timolol Maleate 0.5% on incidence and severity of post-operative ocular hypertension in dogs undergoing cataract surgery
Dr. Theresa Pancotto Determinination of atlanto-axial separation during cervical ventroflexion of immature dogs
Dr. Anne Zajac The value of PCR in the diagnosis of canine Giardiasis


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Otto Lanz Cefazolin concentration in surgically created wounds treated with negative pressure wound therapy compared to surgically created wounds treated with non-adherent wound dressings
Dr. Natalia Henao-Guerro Strategies to treat isoflurane-induced hypotension in normovolemic dogs
Dr. Michael Leib Determination of the sensitivity and specificity of a rapid urease test for detecting gastric Helicobacter in dogs and cats with clinical signs of gastrointestinal disease.


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. David Grant Effects of Prednisone Plus Ultralow-Dose
Dr. Andrea Lantis The Effect of Furosemide andenalpril on the RRAS in dogs
Dr. Reid Tyson Emultidector Computer Tomography with and without electrocardiogram


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Sandra Diaz Diagnosis of Canine Lymphoma by Polymerase Chain Reaction for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement (PARR)
Dr. Michael Leib Correlation of diagnostic methods in dogs with pancreatitis
Dr. John Rossmeisl Evaluation of CSF and blood biomarkers of endothelial damage and basement membrane degradation as indirect indicators of BBB dysfunction in chronic canine hypothroidism
Dr. Julie Settlage Comparison of Hetastarch-ypertonic saline solution low volume fluid resuscitation versus large volume crystalloid resuscitation in horses with colic


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Jonathan Abbott Echo assessment of Canine Right Heart
Dr. Natalia Henao-Guerrero Dev. Of ventilatory protocol
Dr. Otto Lanz Effect of Tibial Plateau
Dr. Ed Monroe Effect of illness on plasma & urine concen


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. W. Edward Monroe The Effects of Illness on Plasma and Urine Concentrations of Catecholamines and Their Metabolites in Dogs
Dr. Jonathan Abbott Echocardiographic Assessment of the Canine Right Heart: Reference Intervals and Repeatability
Dr. Otto Lanz Effect of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy and Medial Meniscal Release on Internal Rotation of the Stifle
Dr. Natalia Henao-Guerrero Development of a Ventilator Protocol for Thoracic CT Exams in Cats


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. David Panciera Effect of Phenobarbital Administration in Dogs with Seizure Disorders on Adrenal Function
Dr. Ian Herring Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Levels in Aqueous Humor of Normal Dogs with Intraocular Disease
Dr. Otto Lanz Comparison of In Vitro Pullout Strength of Positive Profile End-Threaded Pins, Self-Tapping Cortical Bone Screws, and Cancellous Bone Screws Implanted in the Canine Caudal Cervical Spine
Dr. Michael Leib Effects of Prednisone Alone or Prednisone with Ultralow-Dose Aspirin on the Gastroduodenal Mucosa of Healthy Dogs
Dr. Tisha Harper Effect of Post Surgical Rehabilitation on TTA and TPLO Stabilized Canine CCL Deficient Stifles
Dr. Don Waldron Evaluation of Epidural Morphine and Incisional Bupivacaine for Analgesia Following Hemilaminectomy in the Dog
Dr. David Panciera Efficacy and Safety of Iopanoic Acid for Treatment of Experimentally-Induced and Naturally-Occurring Hyperthyroidism in Cats


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Ed Monroe Effect of hypothyroidism on insulin sensitivity and the role of counter-regulatory hormones to insulin in dogs
Dr. David Panciera Efficacy and safety of iopanoic acid for treatment of experimentally-induced and naturally-occurring hyperthyroidism in cats
Dr. Jonathan Abbott Relationship between peak aortic velocity and echocardiographic indices of ventricular performance and geometry
Dr. David Grant Laser lithotripsy of canine uroliths
Dr. Stephanie Berry Cardiovascular effects of dopamine, dobutamine, and norepinephrine in hypothyroid dogs
Dr. Otto Lanz Biomedical comparison of LCP and LC-DCP in a metaphyseal gap fracture model


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Douglass Berry The Effect of Volume on the Distribution of Microfil Following Intraosseous Regional Perfusion in the Equine
Dr. Ian Herring Immortalization and Characterization of Cultured Canine Corneal Epithelial Cells
Dr. Stephanie Berry The effect of hypothyroidism on Isoflurane Requirement in Dogs
Dr. R. Lee Pyle Prevalence of Cardiomyopathy in Apparently Healthy Cats
Dr. David Panciera The effects of anesthesia and surgery on thyroid function in dogs
Dr. Peter Shires Early Post-Operative findnings in craninal cruciate ligament (CCL deficient dogs treatmed with TTA or TPLO)
Dr. Jonathan Abbott The Effect of pregnancy on Echocardiographic variables in healthy bitches
Dr. Jeryl Jones Comparison of US, CT and MRI in detection of acture wooden foreign bodies in the canine manus
Dr. Craig Thatcher Comparison of Pulmonary Indices of Oxidative Stress Between Exhaled Breath Condensate(ebc)
Dr. Linda Dahlgren Migration, Survival, and Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Adult Stem Cells in Injured Equine Flexor Tendons


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Michael Leib Safety and efficacy of oral, low-volume sodium phosphate bowel preparation for colonscopy in dogs
Dr. Harold McKenzie Serum calcitonin gene related peptide concentrations in clinically ill horses and foals
Dr. John Rossmeisl Effects of experimentally induced hypothyroidism on clinical and subclinical neurologic function in dogs
Dr. Thomas Manning Comparison of cutaneous and systemic immune alterations in dogs affected with hypothyroidism
Dr. Ian Herring Vascular complications of canine diabetes mellitus: progression, significance and effect of glycemic control
Dr. David Panciera Effect of hypothyrodism on reproduction in the female dog
Dr. R. Lee Pyle Flow-dependence of a proposed doppler-derived aortic velocity index
Dr. Jonathan Abbott The effects of spironlactone on echocardiographic variables of cats with subclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopat
Dr. Cindy Hatfield A comparison of the nerurological blocking effects of the brachial plexus nerve block


Investigators Proposal Title
Dr. Jeryl Jones The effects of ct image display parameters on the perception of abnormalities in the elbow joint of dogs
Dr. Ian Herring Investigation of adrenocortical activity in dogs with sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome
Dr. David Panciera Effects of deracoxib and aspirin admin on thyroid function tests in normal dogs
Dr. Michael Leib Comparison of the effects of deracoxib, buffered aspirin, and placebo on gastric
Dr. Otto Lanz Effects of acute, experimental, extradural cervical spinal cord compression on morphology of the canine


Investigators Proposal Title
Abbott JA,
MacLean HN,
Huckle WR,
Pyle RL
Plasma Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Concentrations in Cats with Moderate or Severe Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Johnston S,
Hamilton S,
Broadstone R
The Ability of Epidurally Administered Ketamine to Mediate the Effects of a Chemically Induced Synovitis in the Dog
Lee Y,
Lee J,
Lockhart T,
Moon M
The Effect of Combination of Medetomidine Hydrochloride and Atropine Sulphate on Cardiopulmonary Parameters and Renal Blood Flow in Sevoflurane - Anesthetized Dogs
Manning T,
Saker K,
Kalnitsky J,
Ristic Z,
Ward D
Do Differences in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes Reflect Leukocyte Activity in the Skin in Dogs with Malassezia Dermatitis?
Moon M,
Panciera D
Ultrasound Appearance of the Normal Feline Pancreas
Panciera D,
Heseltine J,
Troy G,
Feldman B
The Effect of Levothyroxine Administration on Von Willebrand Factor Concentration, Function of Von Willebrand Factor, and Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time in Euthyroid Dogs with Low Plasma Von Willebrand Factor
Robertson J,
Troy G,
Feldman B,
Kruzelock R
Morphological and Immunohistochemical Phenotypic Analysis of Canine Malignant Lymphoma (CML) Biopsies: Determination of Cellular Subsets and Comparison with Case Outcome
Saker K,
Troy G,
Waldron D,
Ward D,
Robertson J
Quantification and Comparison of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) Activity in Canine and Feline Patients With and Without Cancer
Smith M,
Grant M,
Wallace J
Ex Vivo Biomechanics of Dental Composite Applied to the Canine Teeth in Cats


Veterinary Memorial Fund bronze statue
The unveiling of the Veterinary
Memorial Fund bronze statue
was held in the Fall of 2005.
The statue is situated on a
Hokie-stone pedestal in the
entrance lobby of the college’s
Veterinary Teaching Hospital.