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Ashley B Saunders

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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

Scholarly Interests

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

Publications

Relationship between Device Size and Body Weight in Dogs with Patent Ductus Arteriosus Undergoing Amplatz Canine Duct Occluder Deployment.
S Wesselowski, A B Saunders, S G Gordon
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 2017 31(5):1388-1391.
An experimental canine patent ductus arteriosus occlusion device based on shape memory polymer foam in a nitinol cage.
Mark A Wierzbicki, Sarah B Raines, Sonya G Gordon, John C Criscione, Ashley B Saunders, Scott Birch, Bradley Due, Brandis Keller, Landon D Nash, Matthew W Miller, Duncan J Maitland
Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. 2017 75:279-292.
Asymptomatic Canine Degenerative Valve Disease: Current and Future Therapies.
Sonya G Gordon, Ashley B Saunders, Sonya R Wesselowski
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 2017 47(5):955-975.
Perceptions of transcatheter device closure of patent ductus arteriosus in veterinary cardiology and evaluation of a canine model to simulate device placement: a preliminary study.
A B Saunders, L Keefe, S A Birch, M A Wierzbicki, D J Maitland
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 2017 19(3):268-275.
Real-time 3D transesophageal echocardiography-guided closure of a complicated patent ductus arteriosus in a dog.
K R Doocy, D A Nelson, A B Saunders
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 2017 19(3):287-292.
Comparative multidimensional imaging of patent ductus arteriosus in dogs
Doocy, KD, Saunders AB, Gordon SG
J Vet Intern Med. 2017
Biologic variability of cardiac troponin I in healthy dogs and dogs with different stages of myxomatous mitral valve disease using standard and high-sensitivity immunoassays.
Randolph L Winter, Ashley B Saunders, Sonya G Gordon, Matthew W Miller, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
Veterinary clinical pathology. 2017 46(2):299-307.
Clinical Characteristics of Adult Dogs More Than 5 Years of Age at Presentation for Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
B G Boutet, A B Saunders, S G Gordon
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 2017 31(3):685-690.
Biologic variability of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in healthy dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.
Randolph L Winter, Ashley B Saunders, Sonya G Gordon, Jesse S Buch, Matthew W Miller
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 2017 19(2):124-131.
Patent ductus arteriosus in cats (Felis catus): 50 cases (2000-2015).
A Bascuñán, K M Thieman Mankin, A B Saunders, J M Bright, V Scharf, A Singh, L O'Sullivan, B Brisson, A H Estrada, S P Tou, C Ruoff
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 2016 19(1):35-43.
Effect of Pimobendan in Dogs with Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease and Cardiomegaly: The EPIC Study-A Randomized Clinical Trial.
A Boswood, J Häggström, S G Gordon, G Wess, R L Stepien, M A Oyama, B W Keene, J Bonagura, K A MacDonald, M Patteson, S Smith, P R Fox, K Sanderson, R Woolley, V Szatmári, P Menaut, W M Church, M L O'Sullivan, J-P Jaudon, J-G Kresken, J Rush, K A Barrett, S L Rosenthal, A B Saunders, I Ljungvall, M Deinert, E Bomassi, A H Estrada, M J Fernandez Del Palacio, N S Moise, J A Abbott, Y Fujii, A Spier, M W Luethy, R A Santilli, M Uechi, A Tidholm, P Watson
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 2016 30(6):1765-1779.
Diagnostic Features of Acute Chagas Myocarditis with Sudden Death in a Family of Boxer Dogs.
J P Vitt, A B Saunders, M T O'Brien, J Mansell, D K Ajithdoss, S A Hamer
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2016
Three-dimensional modeling of a patent ductus arteriosus in a cat.
A B Saunders, S A Birch
J Vet Cardiol. 2016
Geospatial Risk Factors of Canine American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease) (42 Cases: 2000-2012).
Ram K Raghavan, Ashley B Saunders, Doug G Goodin, Gary A Anderson, Kenneth R Harkin
Vector borne and zoonotic diseases. 2015
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. 2014 16(4):245-55.
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. 2014 16(3):185-96.
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. 2014 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. 2014 28(2):401-10.
Cutting Edge Cardiology: Five state-of-the-art developments
Saunders AB, Gordon SG
Today's Veterinary Practice. 2014
Delayed embolization of an Amplatz(®) canine duct occluder in a dog.
Carlson JA, Achen SA, Saunders AB, Gordon SG, Miller MW
J Vet Cardiol. 2013 15(4):271-6.
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. 2013 15(3):217-24.
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. 2013 27(4):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. 2013 66(1):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. 2013 49(1):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. 2012 48(6):429-33.
The diagnosis and management of age-related veterinary cardiovascular disease.
Saunders AB
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2012 42(4):655-68.
Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in three dogs.
Ralph AG, Saunders AB, Hariu CD, Nabity M
J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2011 21(2):158-65.
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 37(4):342-6.
ECG of the Month.
Winter RL, Hariu CD, Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 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 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 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 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 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 23(3):662-4.
ECG of the Month.
Shipley EA, Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 233(5):714-5.
ECG of the Month.
Achen SE, Saunders AB, Miller MW
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 233(1):44-6.
ECG of the Month.
Drourr L, Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 232(12):1807-9.
ECG of the Month.
Achen SE, Saunders AB, Miller MW
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 232(5):684-6.
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 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 20(4):921-6.
Pimobendan in heart failure therapy--a silver bullet?
Gordon SG, Miller MW, Saunders AB
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2006 42(2):90-3.
ECG of the month. Sick sinus syndrome.
Saunders AB
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 227(1):51-2.
Pathologic and clinical features of infectious endocarditis.
Miller MW, Fox PR, Saunders AB
J Vet Cardiol. 2004 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 223(11):1572-4.


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