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David A Nelson


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Phone: (979) 845-2351

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Department: VSCS

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  • CCP Cardiovascular Perfusion, American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion 1996
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1978
  • B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1976


  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 4357

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Emergency Medicine

Scholarly Interests

Cardiothoracic surgery; thoracoscopic surgery; cardiopulmonary bypass; cardiovascular assist device development; effects of time varying electromagnetic fields on bone healing; anti-coagulation therapy


Minimally invasive transxiphoid approach to the cardiac apex and caudoventral intrathoracic space.
Nelson DA, Miller MW, Gordon SG, Saunders A, Fossum TW.
Vet Surg. ; 41(8):915-7.
Open heart closure of an atrial septal defect by use of an atrial septal occluder in a dog.
Gordon SG, Nelson DA, Achen SE, Miller MM, Roland RM, Saunders AB, Drourr LT.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. ; 236(4):434-9.
Transcatheter atrial septal defect closure with the Amplatzer atrial septal occluder in 13 dogs: short- and mid-term outcome.
Gordon SG, Miller MW, Roland RM, Saunders AB, Achen SE, Drourr LT, Nelson DA.
J Vet Intern Med. ; 23(5):995-1002.
Pharmacodynamic and efficacy profile of TGN 255, a novel direct thrombin inhibitor, in canine cardiopulmonary bypass and simulated mitral valve repair.
Nelson DA, Nelson KT, Miller MW, Dupe R, Chahwala SB, Kennedy A, Chander C, Fossum TW.
J Extra Corpor Technol. ; 40(2):116-22.
Surgical correction of subaortic stenosis via right ventriculotomy and septal resection in a dog.
Nelson DA, Fossum TW, Gordon S, Miller MW, Felger MC, Mertens MM, McMichael M, Nelson KT, Pahl G.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. ; 225(5):705-8, 698.
Late cardiac perforation by a passive-fixation permanent pacemaker lead in a dog.
Achen SE, Miller MW, Nelson DA, Gordon SG, Drourr LT.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. ; .
Development of a Non-Blood Contacting Cardiac Assist and Support Device: An In Vivo Proof of Concept Study
Moreno MR, Biswas S, Harrison LD, Pernelle G, Miller MW, Fossum TW, Nelson DA, Criscione JC.
J Med Devices. ; .
An Intrapericardial Technique for PDA Ligation: Surgical Description and Clinical Outcome in 35 Dogs
Selmic LE, Nelson DA, Saunders AB, Hobson HP, Saunders WB.
Journal of The American Animal Hospital Association. ; .
Hybrid technique for ventricular septal defect closure in a dog using an Amplatzer Duct Occluder II
Saunders AB, Carlson JA, Nelson DA, Gordon SG, Miller MW.
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. ; .

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