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W. Brian Saunders

Assistant Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-2351

Mailstop: 4474

Department: VSCS

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Education

  • Diplomate , American College of Veterinary Surgeons 2010
  • Residency , Texas A&M University 2009
  • Ph.D. , Texas A&M University Health Science Center 2005
  • Internship , University of Tennessee 2002
  • D.V.M. , Texas A&M University 2001
  • B.S. , Texas A&M University 1998

Credentials

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 9108

Scholarly Interests

Clinical interests: total joint replacement, arthroscopy, minimally invasive osteosynthesis (MIO), cranial cruciate ligament disease. Research interests: cell-matrix interactions, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), canine and human adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), tissue engineering for bone and cartilage defects.

Publications

Triage, stabilization, and treatment of traumatic joint luxations
Saunders WB.
Minimally invasive extra-articular stifle stabilization
Saunders WB
Canine mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of bone and cartilage defects in dogs
Saunders WB
Technical errors
Saunders WB
Principles and clinical application of interlocking nailing
Saunders WB
Minimally invasive application of a radial plate following placement of an ulnar rod in treating antebrachial fractures. Technique and case series.
Witsberger TH, Hulse DA, Kerwin SC, Saunders WB
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 23: 459-467.
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. 37: 342-6.
Canine elbow dysplasia: pathogenesis & diagnosis
Saunders WB
Proceedings of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS).
Canine elbow dysplasia: treatment options
Saunders WB
Proceedings of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS) .
Canine elbow dysplasia: new approaches to a challenging disease
Saunders WB
Proceedings of the Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS) .
Planning for tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management .
Bone grafts and bone substitutes
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management .
Evaluating veterinary orthopedic implants: a comparative study of LC-DCP/rod and CRIF/rod fixation
Davis CA, Baker ST, Bonin GA, Hilebrandt AA, Hulse DA, Kerwin SC, Saunders WB, Moreno MR
Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Seattle, WA.
Non-surgical management of stifle osteoarthritis
Saunders WB
Extra-articular stabilization of the canine cranial cruciate ligament injury using Arthrex Corkscrew and FASTak anchors
Kishi E, Hulse D, Rakse M, Saunders WB, Beale B
Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 03 (02), 156-160.
Joint stabilization with mechanical techniques – TPLO
Saunders WB
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.
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. 43: 860-868.
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. 43: 791-803.
Stabilization of the CORA based leveling osteotomy for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injury using a bone plate augmented with a headless compression screw.
Raske M, Hulse D, Beale B, Saunders WB, Kishi E, Kunze C
Vet Surg. 42: 759-64.
Infection of bone and implants
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management .
Serum concentrations of canine interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein in healthy dogs after incubation using an autologous serum processing system.
Huggins SS, Suchodolski JS, Bearden RN, Steiner JM, Saunders WB.
Research in Veterinary Sicence. 101: 28-33.
Outcome following surgical correction of grade 4/4 medial patellar luxation in dogs: 47 stifles (2001-2012).
Hans EC, Kerwin SC, Elliott AC, Butler R, Saunders WB, Hulse DA
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 52: 162-169.
Fragmentation of the medial coronoid process in toy and small breed dogs: 13 elbows (2000-2012).
Hans EC, Saunders WB, Beale BS, Hulse DA.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 52: 162-169.
The association of bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus with arthroscopically-derived medial femorotibial cartilage and periarticular osteophyte scores in dogs with complete cranial cruciate ligament rupture
Kaufman K, Beale BS, Thames HD, Saunders WB
Veterinary Surgery.
Combined tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosity transposition for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and medial patellar luxation
Leonard KC, Kowaleski MP, Saunders WB, Boudrieau RJ
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol . 29: 1-5.
The effect of sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) on frontal plane thoracic limb alignment: an ex-vivo canine cadaveric study.
Breiteneicher AB, Norby B, Schulz KS, Kerwin SC, Hulse DA, Fox DB, Saunders WB
Veterinary Surgery.
The use of small field of view 3T MRI for identification of articular cartilage defects in the canine stifle: an ex vivo cadaveric study
Ruoff CM, Eichelberger BM, Pool RR, Griffin JF, Cummings KJ, Pozzi A, Padua A, Saunders WB
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.
An Ex Vivo Evaluation of the CBLO Using a Novel Canine Stifle Model: Considering the Physiologic Biomechanical Environment
Young W, Stone A, Zambrano S, Breiteneicher A, Saunders WB, Hulse D, Moreno MR
LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
MIO in diaphyseal fractures of the radius. Small Animal Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis Traumatology.
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Proceedings of the Small Animal Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis & Traumatology .
Principles and indications of locking compression plates in MIO surgery.
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Proceedings of the Small Animal Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis & Traumatology .
Principles and indications for interlocking nailing in MIO surgery
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Proceedings of the Small Animal Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis & Traumatology .
Techniques and clinical applications of plate-rod constructs for fixation of complex shaft fractures
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management.
Techniques and clinical applications of plate-rod constructs for fixation of complex shaft fractures.
Saunders WB
AO Vet North America, Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management.


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