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The ABCD’s of Small Animal Cardiology, A Practice Manual

Dr. Sonya Gordon co-wrote an easy-to-use and practical veterinary cardiology reference guide useful for the busy general practitioner and for teaching veterinary students.  The manual was published in February 2013.


Image Selected for Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Cover

With our current focus on advanced imaging capabilities, computed tomography (CT) angiography was used to create a 3D model of a heart in a dog with complex congenital heart disease.  The images were used to help the team of cardiologists and surgeons develop a detailed treatment plan for a complex defect and were featured on the cover of the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology.
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Top Five Downloaded Articles in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Sonya Gordon was an author on one of the top five downloaded research articles for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013.  The article titled “Efficacy of Pimobendan in the Prevention of Congestive Heart Failure or Sudden Death in Doberman Pinschers with Preclinical Dilated Cardiomyopathy (The PROTECT Study)” was a multicenter study that included Texas A&M University.
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Long-term Outcome in Dogs with Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Drs. Ashley Saunders, Sonya Gordon and Matt Miller published results from a study reporting long-term outcome and survival information in 520 dogs with patent ductus arterisous, a common congenital heart defect.  It is the largest review of patent ductus arteriosus in dogs published to date.
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Cardiology Resident Wins National Research Award From the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Randolph Winter was named a 2014 ACVIM Resident Research Award Winner by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) for his work to investigate improved methods of treating mitral valve disease in dogs with his faculty mentor, Dr. Ashley Saunders, Associate Professor of Cardiology and veterinary cardiologist in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.  The project, titled “Biologic Variability of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Cardiac Troponin I in Healthy Dogs and Dogs with Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease”, was aimed at identifying important biological markers of the disease and was partially funded by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation."