Clinical Studies

 

 


Clinical Studies News Bulletin 

Monday, August 14, 2017

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.           Welcome to our visitors and incoming graduate students:

  • Dr Orlaith Cleary is working in Large Animal Surgery until September 3, 2017.
  • Dr Cyrielle Finck will working in Radiology during the weeks of August 8 – August 18, 2017.
  • Dr Camilla Baptista da Silva is visiting in Nutrition until August 31, 2017.
  • Dr Leona Rauserova is visiting in Emergency & Critical Care until August 27, 2017.

 

 

 

2. STAFF UPDATES:

  • Michelle Beaudoin-Kimble will be on vacation August 21-September 1, 2017.
  • Carolyn Kerr will be out of the office August 4 – August 31, 2017. Joanne Hewson will be our Acting Chair effective August 14, 2017.

 

 

 

3. SEARCH COMMITTEES UPDATE - Ongoing Searches

 

 

 

REMINDERS:

4. Desks in the Graduate Student Offices are being reviewed for the F17 semester and will be re-assigned effective September 1, 2017. Graduate Students leaving the department are reminded to empty your mailboxes, clear your belongings from your work space and return your keys to Linda Wing in Room 2142 ANCC Bldg 49 before you leave.

 

5. Course Schedules for F17 & W18 Faculty are reminded to check their F17 & W18 room booking schedules for upcoming courses and advise Linda Wing at ovcsas.clin@uoguelph.ca if corrections or changes are required.

 

6. Faculty interested in hiring a work study student 

The student will have to be approved to participate in the program.  The financial need form that the student needs to complete will be available in mid to late August from the forms website at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/downloads

Once approved, the student will receive an official email.  I will ask to see this email before hiring for your Work Study position.  If they have not been approved, you will not be reimbursed through the Work Study Program. 

 Here is some information on the work study program. https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/ws/employer_hire.  You can refer to the ‘Employer Package’ on the right of the website.

The Work-Study program is paid from the faculty grants. You will be refunded 75% at the end of the term.

From the faculty standpoint, you will need to make sure that you have funding available to pay for the student, the department is not responsible for funding your student. You will also need to send me an ad to be posted on the website. The information about the job will be entered into the work study job inventory and posted.

Deadline for Submissions: Fall/Winter positions must be submitted by the second Friday in September.

Please contact me for further information at sharitac@uoguelph.ca

 

 

GRADUATE PROGRAM UPDATE:

 

7. ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Interested members of the Ontario Veterinary College are

invited to attend the Final Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science of

 

Amanda Santarossa

 

of the Department of Clinical Studies

on August 22, 2017

at 9:00 am

in 2106 ANCC Bldg 49, Clinical Studies Lounge

Thesis Title: “Body Composition: How it is Assessed and its Relationship to Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in the Dog”

 

 

Examination Committee:

Dr. Luis Arroyo (Chair)

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe

Dr. Tom Gibson

Dr. Jackie Parr

 

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe (Advisor)

Dr. Tom Gibson

Dr. Carolyn Kerr

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Interested members of the Ontario Veterinary College are

invited to attend the Final Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science of

 

Georgia Kritikos

 

of the Department of Clinical Studies

on August 24, 2017

at 9:00 am

in 2152 ANCC Bldg 49, Clinical Studies Seminar Room, OVC

Thesis Title: “Thiamine Concentrations in Extruded Dog and Cat Food & Determination of Thiamine Status in Healthy Dogs and Cats and Comparison with Hospitalized Inappetent Animals”

Examination Committee:

Dr. Tom Gibson (Chair)

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe

Dr. Jackie Parr

Dr. Shane Bateman

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe (Advisor)

Dr. Alexa Bersenas Dr. Shauna Blois

Dr. Jackie Parr

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Interested members of the Ontario Veterinary College are

invited to attend the Final Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Veterinary Science of

 

Alicia Skelding

 

of the Department of Clinical Studies

on August 31, 2017

at 9:00 am

in Clinical Studies Rm 2152, OVC

Thesis Title: “ANATOMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CANINE BRACHIAL PLEXUS AND CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THREE DIFFERENT BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK TECHNIQUES FOR ANALGESIA”

Examination Committee:

Dr. Fiona James (Chair)

Dr. Alexander Valverde

Dr. Noel Moens

Dr. Brad Hanna Dr. Andre Shih

 

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Alexander Valverde (Advisor)

Dr. Noel Moens Dr. Melissa Sinclair

Dr. Jeff Thomason

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Skelding did her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) at the University of Guelph where she majored in Animal Science. After a 6-month period of working on a large dairy farm in London, she returned to the University of Guelph to complete a Master of Science degree in dairy genetics.

Immediately following its completion, Dr. Skelding entered the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Ontario Veterinary College and went on to pursue a rotating, small animal internship at 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario.

Dr. Skelding returned to the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014 to pursue a residency in Anesthesiology and the associated Doctor of Veterinary Science degree. Throughout her residency program Dr. Skelding has been fortunate enough to present twice at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care symposium, once to present her research project and this coming September to present the first case report of a malignant hypothermia crisis in a bull which has been published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal, co-authored by her faculty advisor Dr. Valverde.

ABSTRACT

This thesis describes the ventral spinal rami that contribute to the formation of the brachial plexus and its peripheral nerves in cadaver dogs and evaluated three blind techniques for performing the brachial plexus block. In phase I of this study the region of the brachial plexus of cadaver dogs was injected using one of three blind approaches for performing the brachial plexus block. The brachial plexus was then dissected to evaluate the resultant nerve staining followed by dissection and identification of the nerves that formed the brachial plexus. In phase II of this study the degree of anesthesia and analgesia that resulted from each of the three approaches for performing the brachial plexus block were evaluated in clinical cases of dogs undergoing surgical procedures of the thoracic limb.

Phase I of this study identified that the canine brachial plexus is formed from the ventral spinal nerve rami of C6, C7, C8 and T1. Additionally, three anatomical landmarks were identified as fundamental for successful dye injection at the level of the brachial plexus. These landmarks were the transverse process of C6, the point of the shoulder, and the first rib. No differences in dye dispersion were identified between the three blind techniques.

The clinical phase, phase II, of this study did not identify any difference between the three approaches to block the brachial plexus and resultant postoperative pain scores in dogs undergoing surgical procedures of the thoracic limb. Additionally, blockade of the brachial plexus provides better analgesia in dogs undergoing surgical procedures of the distal thoracic limb than dogs undergoing thoracic limb amputation.

 

 

 

 

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