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Sonya Wesselowski

Clincial Assistant Professor


Department: VSCS

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  • Diplomate Cardiology, ACVIM 2014
  • M.S. Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences, Virginia Tech 2014
  • Residency Cardiology, Virginia Tech 2014
  • Internship Small Animal Rotating, VCA Vet Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center 2009
  • M.S. Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University 2008
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University 2008
  • B.S. Biology, Kansas State University 2004


  • Texas Veterinary Medical License (14156)
  • Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Scholarly Interests

Degenerative mitral valve disease; Echocardiographic imaging; Congestive heart failure.


Transcatheter closure of a small atrial septal defect with an Amplatzer™ patent foramen ovale occluder in a working dog with cyanosis and exercise intolerance at high altitude
A. Shelden, S. Wesselowski, S. Gordon, A. Saunders
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 2017 19(6):523-529.
Relationship between device size and body weight in dogs with patent ductus arteriosus undergoing Amplatz canine duct occluder deployment.
S. Wesselowski, A. Saunders, S. Gordon
J Vet Intern Med. 2017 31(5):1388-1391.
Presumptive partial atrial standstill secondary to atrial cardiomyopathy in a Greyhound.
S. Wesselowski, J. Abbott, M. Borgarelli, M. Tursi
J Vet Cardiology. 2017 19(3):276-282.
Asymptomatic canine degenerative valve disease: Current and future therapies.
S. Gordon, A. Saunders, S. Wesselowski
Vet Clin North Am. Small Anim Pract. 2017 47(5):955-975.
Mitral valve morphology assessed by three-dimensional trans thoracic echocardiography in healthy dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease
G. Menciotti, M. Borgarelli, M. Aherne, S. Wesselowski, J. Haggstrom, I. Ljungvall, S. Lahmers, J. Abbott
J Vet Cardiology. 2017 19(2):113-123.
Echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve in healthy dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.
S Wesselowski, M Borgarelli, G Menciotti, J Abbott
Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology. 2015 17(2):97-106.
Discrepancies in identification of left atrial enlargement using left atrial volume versus left atrial-to-aortic root ratio in dogs.
S Wesselowski, M Borgarelli, N M Bello, J Abbott
Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2014 28(5):1527-33.

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