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David A Nelson



Phone: (979) 845-2351

Mailstop: 4474

Department: VSCS

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  • CCP Cardiovascular Perfusion, American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion 1996
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1978
  • B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1976


  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 4357

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Emergency Medicine

Scholarly Interests

Cardiothoracic surgery; thoracoscopic surgery; cardiopulmonary bypass; cardiovascular assist device development; effects of time varying electromagnetic fields on bone healing; anti-coagulation therapy


An Intrapericardial Technique for PDA Ligation: Surgical Description and Clinical Outcome in 35 Dogs
Selmic LE, Nelson DA, Saunders AB, Hobson HP, Saunders WB
Journal of The American Animal Hospital Association. 2013
Minimally invasive transxiphoid approach to the cardiac apex and caudoventral intrathoracic space.
Nelson DA, Miller MW, Gordon SG, Saunders A, Fossum TW
Vet Surg. 2012 41(8):915-7.
Development of a Non-Blood Contacting Cardiac Assist and Support Device: An In Vivo Proof of Concept Study
Moreno MR, Biswas S, Harrison LD, Pernelle G, Miller MW, Fossum TW, Nelson DA, Criscione JC
J Med Devices. 2011
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.
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.
Pharmacodynamic and efficacy profile of TGN 255, a novel direct thrombin inhibitor, in canine cardiopulmonary bypass and simulated mitral valve repair.
Nelson DA, Nelson KT, Miller MW, Dupe R, Chahwala SB, Kennedy A, Chander C, Fossum TW
J Extra Corpor Technol. 2008 40(2):116-22.
Late cardiac perforation by a passive-fixation permanent pacemaker lead in a dog.
Achen SE, Miller MW, Nelson DA, Gordon SG, Drourr LT
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008
Surgical correction of subaortic stenosis via right ventriculotomy and septal resection in a dog.
Nelson DA, Fossum TW, Gordon S, Miller MW, Felger MC, Mertens MM, McMichael M, Nelson KT, Pahl G
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 225(5):705-8.
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
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology.

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