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Ashley B Saunders

Associate Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-2351

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Department: VSCS

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Education

  • Diplomate Cardiology, ACVIM 2005
  • Residency Cardiology, Texas A&M University 2005
  • Internship , The University of Tennessee 2002
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 2001
  • B.S. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1998

Credentials

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty of Cardiology
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 9106

Scholarly Interests

Congenital heart disease; interventional cardiology; advanced imaging; 3D modeling; heart failure management; innovative teaching

Publications

The diagnosis and management of age-related veterinary cardiovascular disease.
Saunders AB
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2012 Jul; 42(4):655-68.
Utility of transesophageal echocardiography for transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus in dogs: influence on the decision-making process.
Saunders AB, Achen SE, Gordon SG, Miller MW
J Vet Intern Med. 2010 Nov; 24(6):1407-13.
Cardiac troponin I concentrations following medetomidine-butorphanol sedation in dogs.
Singletary GE, Saunders AB, Saunders WB, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM, Fosgate GT, Hartsfield SM
Vet Anaesth Analg. 2010 Jul; 37(4):342-6.
ECG of the Month.
Winter RL, Hariu CD, Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 May; 236(9):961-3.
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.
Arrhythmias and elevated troponin I in a dog with steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis.
Snyder K, Saunders AB, Levine JM, Clubb FJ
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2010 Jan; 46(1):61-5.
Transvenous heartworm extraction in a ferret with caval syndrome.
Bradbury C, Saunders AB, Heatley JJ, Gregory CR, Wilcox AL, Russell KE
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2010 Jan; 46(1):31-5.
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.
Coil embolization of a congenital arteriovenous fistula of the saphenous artery in a dog.
Saunders AB, Fabrick C, Achen SE, Miller MW
J Vet Intern Med. 2009 May; 23(3):662-4.
ECG of the Month.
Shipley EA, Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Sep; 233(5):714-5.
ECG of the Month.
Drourr L, Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Jun; 232(12):1807-9.
ECG of the Month.
Achen SE, Saunders AB, Miller MW
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Jul; 233(1):44-6.
ECG of the Month.
Achen SE, Saunders AB, Miller MW
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Mar; 232(5):684-6.
Percutaneous extraction of a knotted pulmonary artery catheter and an entrapped tined pacing lead in two dogs.
Saunders AB, Martinez EA, Miller MW
J Vet Cardiol. 2007 Nov; 9(2):119-22.
Echocardiographic and angiographic comparison of ductal dimensions in dogs with patent ductus arteriosus.
Saunders AB, Miller MW, Gordon SG, Bahr A
J Vet Intern Med. 2007 Jan; 21(1):68-75.
Oral amiodarone therapy in dogs with atrial fibrillation.
Saunders AB, Miller MW, Gordon SG, Van De Wiele CM
J Vet Intern Med. 2006 Jul; 20(4):921-6.
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.
ECG of the month. Sick sinus syndrome.
Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Jul; 227(1):51-2.
Pathologic and clinical features of infectious endocarditis.
Miller MW, Fox PR, Saunders AB
J Vet Cardiol. 2004 Nov; 6(2):35-43.
ECG of the month. Second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block.
Saunders AB, Miller MW, Gordon SG
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003 Dec; 223(11):1572-4.
Echocardiographic and radiographic findings in a cohort of healthy adult green iguanas (Iguana iguana).
Gustavsen KA, Saunders AB, Young BD, Winter RL, Hoppes SM
J Vet Cardiol. 16: 185-96.
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
J Vet Cardiol. 15(3):217-24.
Analytical validation and clinical evaluation of a commercially available high-sensitivity immunoassay for the measurement of troponin I in humans for use in dogs.
Winter RL, Saunders AB, Gordon SG, Miller MW, Sykes KT, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM
J Vet Cardiol. 16(2):81-9.
Long-term outcome in dogs with patent ductus arteriosus: 520 cases (1994-2009).
Saunders AB, Gordon SG, Boggess MM, Miller MW
J Vet Intern Med. 28(2):401-10.
Delayed embolization of an Amplatz(®) canine duct occluder in a dog.
Carlson JA, Achen SA, Saunders AB, Gordon SG, Miller MW
J Vet Cardiol. 15(4):271-6.
Utility of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide for assessing hemodynamic significance of patent ductus arteriosus in dogs undergoing ductal repair.
Hariu CD, Saunders AB, Gordon SG, Norby B, Miller MW
J Vet Cardiol. 15(3):197-204.
Surgical management of an aberrant left subclavian artery originating from a left patent ductus arteriosus in a dog with a right aortic arch and abnormal branching.
Saunders AB, Winter RL, Griffin JF, Thieman Mankin KM, Miller MW
J Vet Cardiol. 15: 153-9.
Bradyarrhythmias and pacemaker therapy in dogs with Chagas disease.
Saunders AB, Gordon SG, Rector MH, DeMaster A, Jackson N, Clubb FJ, Fosgate GT, Miller MW
J Vet Intern Med. 27: 890-4.
Palatal erosion and oronasal fistulation following covered nasopharyngeal stent placement in two dogs.
Cook AK, Mankin KT, Saunders AB, Waugh CE, Cuddy LC, Ellison GW
Ir Vet J. 66: 8.
An intrapericardial technique for PDA ligation: surgical description and clinical outcome in 35 dogs.
Selmic LE, Nelson DA, Saunders AB, Hobson HP, Saunders WB
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 49: 31-40.
Use of procainamide for conversion of acute onset AF following pericardiocentesis in a dog.
Fries R, Saunders AB
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 48(6):429-33.
Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in three dogs.
Ralph AG, Saunders AB, Hariu CD, Nabity M
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 21(2):158-65.
Cutting Edge Cardiology: Five state-of-the-art developments
Saunders AB
Today's Veterinary Practice.
Clinical characteristics in 35 dogs over 5 years of age diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus
Boutet B, Saunders AB, Gordon SG
J Vet Intern Med.
Biologic variability of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin I in healthy dogs an dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.
Winter R, Saunders AB, Gordon S, Miller MW, et al.
J Vet Intern Med.
Complications Associated with Transcatheter PDA Occlusion: Results of an ACVIM Cardiology Survey
Gordon SG, Saunders AB, Fries RF, Rishniw M, Miller MW
J Vet Intern Med.
Multi-centered investigation of a point-of-care NT-proBNP ELISA assay to detect moderate to severe occult (pre-clinical) feline heart disease in cats referred for cardiac evaluation.
Machen MC, Oyama MA, Gordon SG, Rush JE, Achen SE, Stepien RL, Fox PR, Saunders AB, Cunningham SM, Lee PM, Kellihan HB
J Vet Cardiol. 16: 245-55.
Fecal Α1-Proteinase inhibitor concentrations in dogs with cardiac disease.
Parambeth JC, Vitt J, Suchodolski JS, Lidbury J, Saunders AB, Steiner JM
J Vet Intern Med.


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