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Sharon C Kerwin

Professor & Tom and Joan Read Chair in Veterinary Surgery

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Phone: (979) 845-2351

Mailstop: 4474

Department: VSCS

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Education

  • Diplomate , American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1994
  • M.S. Veterinary Physiology, LSU 1993
  • Resident Small Animal Surgery, Louisiana State University 1992
  • Internship Small Animal Surgery, Louisiana State University 1989
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1988
  • B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1986

Credentials

  • Diplomate, ACVS
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 6458
  • Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Scholarly Interests

My combined interest in orthopedics and neurology/neurosurgery encompasses lameness, gait analysis, fracture healing, osteoarthritis and spinal cord injury

Publications

Thoracic limb alignment in healthy labrador retrievers: evaluation of standing versus recumbent frontal plane radiography.
Goodrich ZJ, Norby B, Eichelberger BM, Friedeck WO, Callis HN, Hulse DA, Kerwin SC, Fox DB, Saunders WB
Vet Surg. 2014 43(7):791-803.
In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of 3.5 mm LC-DCP/Intramedullary Rod and 5 mm Clamp-Rod Internal Fixator (CRIF)/Intramedullary Rod Fixation in a Canine Femoral Gap Model.
Bonin GA, Baker ST, Davis CA, Bergerson CM, Hildebrandt AA, Hulse DA, Kerwin SC, Moreno MR, Saunders WB
Vet Surg. 2014 43(7):860-8.
Cerebrospinal fluid inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in naturally occurring canine spinal cord injury.
Taylor AR, Welsh CJ, Young C, Spoor E, Kerwin SC, Griffin JF, Levine GJ, Cohen ND, Levine JM
J Neurotrauma. 2014 31(18):1561-9.
Relationships between cerebrospinal fluid characteristics, injury severity, and functional outcome in dogs with and without intervertebral disk herniation.
Levine GJ, Cook JR, Kerwin SC, Mankin J, Griffin JF, Fosgate GT, Levine JM
Vet Clin Pathol. 2014 43(3):437-46.
Meningoencephalitis in a dog due to Trichosporon montevideense.
Bryan LK, Porter BF, Wickes BL, Spaulding KA, Kerwin SC, Lawhon SD
J Comp Pathol. 2014 151(2-3):157-61.
Efficacy of a metalloproteinase inhibitor in spinal cord injured dogs.
Levine JM, Cohen ND, Heller M, Fajt VR, Levine GJ, Kerwin SC, Trivedi AA, Fandel TM, Werb Z, Modestino A, Noble-Haeusslein LJ
PLoS One. 2014 9(5):.
EVALUATION OF THE WARP-TURBO SPIN ECHO SEQUENCE FOR 3 TESLA MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF STIFLE JOINTS IN DOGS WITH STAINLESS STEEL TIBIAL PLATEAU LEVELING OSTEOTOMY IMPLANTS.
Simpler RE, Kerwin SC, Eichelberger BM, Wall CR, Thompson JA, Padua A, Purdy D, Griffin JF 4th
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2014
Magnetic resonance imaging in cadaver dogs with metallic vertebral implants at 3 Tesla: evaluation of the WARP-turbo spin echo sequence.
Griffin JF 4th, Archambault NS, Mankin JM, Wall CR, Thompson JA, Padua A Jr, Purdy D, Kerwin SC
Spine. 2013
Prospectively recorded versus medical record-derived spinal cord injury scores in dogs with intervertebral disk herniation.
Van Wie EY, Fosgate GT, Mankin JM, Jeffery ND, Kerwin SC, Levine GJ, Greatting HH, Chen AV, Barker AK, Levine JM
J Vet Intern Med. 2013 27(5):1273-7.
Associations between cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and long-term neurologic outcome in dogs with acute intervertebral disk herniation.
Witsberger TH, Levine JM, Fosgate GT, Slater MR, Kerwin SC, Russell KE, Levine GJ
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 240(5):555-62.
Imaging diagnosis-synovial myxoma of lumbar vertebrae articular process joint.
Blair WH, Levine JM, Kerwin SC, Spaulding KA, Young BD, Pool RR
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2011 52(3):309-12.
Osteoarthritis in cats.
Kerwin SC
Top Companion Anim Med. 2010 25(4):218-23.
Cerebrospinal fluid myelin basic protein as a prognostic biomarker in dogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation.
Levine GJ, Levine JM, Witsberger TH, Kerwin SC, Russell KE, Suchodolski J, Steiner J, Fosgate GT
J Vet Intern Med. 2010 24(4):890-6.
Second look arthroscopic findings after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy.
Hulse D, Beale B, Kerwin S
Vet Surg. 2010 39(3):350-4.
The relative sensitivity of computed tomography and myelography for identification of thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniations in dogs.
Israel SK, Levine JM, Kerwin SC, Levine GJ, Fosgate GT
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2009 50(3):247-52.
Description and repeatability of a newly developed spinal cord injury scale for dogs.
Levine GJ, Levine JM, Budke CM, Kerwin SC, Au J, Vinayak A, Hettlich BF, Slater MR
Prev Vet Med. 2009 89(1-2):121-7.
Owner-perceived, weighted quality-of-life assessments in dogs with spinal cord injuries.
Levine JM, Budke CM, Levine GJ, Kerwin SC, Hettlich BF, Slater MR
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 233(6):931-5.
Evaluation of a questionnaire for obtaining owner-perceived, weighted quality-of-life assessments for dogs with spinal cord injuries.
Budke CM, Levine JM, Kerwin SC, Levine GJ, Hettlich BF, Slater MR
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 233(6):925-30.
Adverse effects and outcome associated with dexamethasone administration in dogs with acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation: 161 cases (2000-2006).
Levine JM, Levine GJ, Boozer L, Schatzberg SJ, Platt SR, Kent M, Kerwin SC, Fosgate GT
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 232(3):411-7.
Evaluation of the success of medical management for presumptive cervical intervertebral disk herniation in dogs.
Levine JM, Levine GJ, Johnson SI, Kerwin SC, Hettlich BF, Fosgate GT
Vet Surg. 2007 36(5):492-9.
Evaluation of the success of medical management for presumptive thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation in dogs.
Levine JM, Levine GJ, Johnson SI, Kerwin SC, Hettlich BF, Fosgate GT
Vet Surg. 2007 36(5):482-91.
Treatment of thoracolumbar spinal cord compression associated with Histoplasma capsulatum infection in a cat.
Vinayak A, Kerwin SC, Pool RR
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2007 230(7):1018-23.
Association between various physical factors and acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disk extrusion or protrusion in Dachshunds.
Levine JM, Levine GJ, Kerwin SC, Hettlich BF, Fosgate GT
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 229(3):370-5.
Effects of femur position on radiographic assessment of completeness of femoral head and neck excision in medium- to large-breed dogs.
Vinayak A, Kerwin SC, Ward MP, Bahr A, Peycke LE, Mertens WD
Am J Vet Res. 2006 67(1):64-9.
What is your diagnosis? Panosteitis.
Baird H, Kerwin SC, Henry G, Porterpan B, Johnson MC
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 226(6):871-2.
Assessing repeatability and validity of a visual analogue scale questionnaire for use in assessing pain and lameness in dogs.
Hudson JT, Slater MR, Taylor L, Scott HM, Kerwin SC
Am J Vet Res. 2004 65(12):1634-43.
Contrast radiographic findings in canine bacterial discospondylitis: a multicenter, retrospective study of 27 cases.
Davis MJ, Dewey CW, Walker MA, Kerwin SC, Moon ML, Kortz GD, Koblik PD, Mahaffey MB, Budsberg SC, Slater MR
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2000 36(1):81-5.


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