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Sonya G Gordon

Associate Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-2351

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Department: VSCS

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  • DVS Cardiology, Ontario Veterinary College 1998
  • D.V.M. , Ontario Veterinary College 1994
  • B.S. Toxicology, University of Guelph 1990


  • DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Cardiology

Scholarly Interests

My research interests include the diagnosis, staging, treatment and prognosis of canine chronic valvular disease and dilated cardiomyopathy, the clinical utility of cardiac biomarkers and echocardiography in dogs and cats, interventional cardiology and clinical trials.


Effect of oral administration of pimobendan in cats with heart failure.
Gordon SG, Saunders AB, Roland RM, Winter RL, Drourr L, Achen SE, Hariu CD, Fries RC, Boggess MM, Miller MW.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Jul; 241(1):89-94.
PMID: 22720992 [PubMed - in process]
Retrospective review of carvedilol administration in 38 dogs with preclinical chronic valvular heart disease.
Gordon SG, Saunders AB, Hariu CD, Boggess MM, Miller MW.
J Vet Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 14(1):243-52.
PMID: 22364694 [PubMed - in process]
Multicenter evaluation of plasma N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) as a biochemical screening test for asymptomatic (occult) cardiomyopathy in cats.
Fox PR, Rush JE, Reynolds CA, Defrancesco TC, Keene BW, Atkins CE, Gordon SG, Schober KE, Bonagura JD, Stepien RL, Kellihan HB, Macdonald KA, Lehmkuhl LB, Nguyenba TP, Sydney Moise N, Lefbom BK, Hogan DF, Oyama MA.
J Vet Intern Med. 2011 Sep; 25(5):1010-6.
PMID: 21985136 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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. 2010 Feb; 236(4):434-9.
PMID: 20151868 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Outcome of minimally invasive surgical treatment of heartworm caval syndrome in dogs: 42 cases (1999-2007).
Bové CM, Gordon SG, Saunders AB, Miller MW, Roland RM, Achen SE, Drourr LT, Boggess MM.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jan; 236(2):187-92.
PMID: 20074009 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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. 2009 Sep; 23(5):995-1002.
PMID: 19678889 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Assessment of serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide concentration for differentiation of congestive heart failure from primary respiratory tract disease as the cause of respiratory signs in dogs.
Oyama MA, Rush JE, Rozanski EA, Fox PR, Reynolds CA, Gordon SG, Bulmer BJ, Lefbom BK, Brown BA, Lehmkuhl LB, Prosek R, Lesser MB, Kraus MS, Bossbaly MJ, Rapoport GS, Boileau JS.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009 Dec; 235(11):1319-25.
PMID: 19951101 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Pimobendan in heart failure therapy--a silver bullet?
Gordon SG, Miller MW, Saunders AB.
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2006 Mar; 42(2):90-3.
PMID: 16527909 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Pharmacodynamics of carvedilol in conscious, healthy dogs.
Gordon SG, Arsenault WG, Longnecker M, Boothe DM, Miller MW, Chalkley J.
J Vet Intern Med. 2006 Mar; 20(2):297-304.
PMID: 16594586 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Pharmacokinetics of carvedilol after intravenous and oral administration in conscious healthy dogs.
Arsenault WG, Boothe DM, Gordon SG, Miller MW, Chalkley JR, Petrikovics I.
Am J Vet Res. 2005 Dec; 66(12):2172-6.
PMID: 16379664 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Transarterial coil embolization for canine patent ductus arteriosus occlusion.
Gordon SG, Miller MW.
Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 2005 Aug; 20(3):196-202.
PMID: 16180402 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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