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Education / Experience:
|2021-Present||Staff Surgeon - Charleston Veterinary Referral Center|
|2016-2021||Staff Surgeon - Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas, TX|
|2013-2016||Staff Surgeon - BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Louisville, KY|
|2007-2013||Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|
|2004-2007||Residency - Small Animal Surgery - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|
|2003-2004||Internship in Small Animal Surgery - Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas, TX|
|2002-2003||Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA|
|1998-2002||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA|
|1995-1997||Master of Science - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.|
|1991-1995||Bachelor of Science - Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT|
Scientific Research Presentations
2007 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
Chicago, IL October, 2007
Ultraflex™ self-expanding nitinol stents for the treatment of tracheal collapse in 12 cases
Sura PA, Krahwinkel DJ
Cholecystectomy for the treatment of gallbladder mucoceles in dogs: 25 cases (2003-
Sura PA, Tobias KM
006 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
Washington, DC October, 2006
Two scintigraphic methods for the diagnosis of portosystemic shunts in dogs
Sura PA, Tobias KM, Morandi F, Daniel GB, Echandi RL
Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center
Dallas, TX August 2, 2017
Critical Review of Scientific Literature
2016 Music City Veterinary Conference
Nashville, TN February 27, 2016
Urinary Tract Surgery Tips and Tricks
Gastrointestinal Surgery Tips and Tricks
Basics of Wound Management
Approach to Wound Closure
Principles of Cutaneous Oncologic Surgery
Medical and Surgical Management of Tracheal Collapse
2015 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
Nashville, TN October 24, 2015
Body Wall Hernias and Surgical Mesh
2015 BluePearl Local Veterinary CE
Louisville, KY October 21, 2015
Fracture Management: Medical and Surgical Considerations
2015 Hill’s Global Symposium
Miami, FL April 27, 2015
Does Obesity Worsen Osteoarthritis?
2014 BluePearl Local Veterinary CE
Louisville, KY July 23, 2014
2014 TwinSpired at Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY June 22, 2014
Management of Osteoarthritis
2014 Greater Louisville Veterinary Medical Association Monthly Meeting
February 24, 2014
Oncologic Surgery and Reconstruction
2013 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
San Antonio, TX October 26, 2013
Complications of Tracheal Stenting
2013 5th Annual West Central Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association Meeting
Dawson Springs, KY August 18, 2013 (2 hours)
Emergency Surgical Techniques
What’s New With GDV?
2013 BluePearl Local Veterinary CE
Louisville, KY July 24, 2013
What’s New With Portosystemic Shunts?
2013 TwinSpired at Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY June 23, 2013
Gastrointestinal Surgery Tips and Tricks
2013 North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting
Sanford, NC March 6, 2013 (7 hours)
Anal Sac Disease
2012 Minimally Invasive Scoping Course, The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN March 2012
2012 Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association
Fort Worth, TX March 15, 2012 (2 hours)
Evolution of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Portosystemic Shunts
2011 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
Chicago, IL November, 2011
Use of Medicinal Maggots in Wound Healing
2011 North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting
Asheville, NC October 13-14, 2011 (8 hours)
Diagnosis and Medical Management of Collapsing Trachea
Surgical Management of Collapsing Trachea
What’s New with GDV?
Current Thoughts on Portosystemic Shunts
Gastrointestinal Surgery Tips and Tricks
Advances in Urinary Surgery
Alternative Wound Therapies
2010 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
Seattle, WA October, 2010
Cutting-Edge Panel on Portosystemic Shunts
2009 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
Washington, DC October, 2009
Diagnosis and Management of Tracheal Collapse in Dogs
2009 Continuing Education Seminar, The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN December 2, 2009
Management of the Difficult Wound
Diagnosis and Management of Tracheal Collapse
2009 Lakeside Learning Center
Knoxville, TN February 21, 2009
Suture Properties and Patterns, Suturing Wetlab
VM 854 - Respiratory System, 2007-2011
VM 851 - Urinary System, 2009-2011
VM 842 - Alimentary System, 2008-2011
VM 835 - Principles and Practices of Surgery, 2007-2012 – Course coordinator in 2012
VM 887 - Feline Elective Soft Tissue Surgery, 2010
VM887 - Elective in Soft Tissue Surgery, 2008
VM 841 - Veterinary Reproductive System, 2008
ACVS Judge for Resident Research Competition, 2011
ACVS Abstract Reviewer for 2011 Symposium, 2011
ACVS Abstract Reviewer for 2009 Symposium, 2009
Veterinary Surgery 2012-2013
The Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2009
PUBLICATIONS – (PEER REVIEWED)
2013 Incisional wound healing in ball pythons (Python regius): A comparison of carbon dioxide laser, 4.0 MHz radiosurgery, and scalpel
Hodshon R, Sura PA, Schumacher J, et al. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2013; 74(3):499-508.
2012 Use of nitinol stents for end-stage tracheal collapse in dogs
Durant AM, Sura PA, Rohrbach B, et al. Veterinary Surgery 2012; 41(7):807-817.
2012 Laparoscopic-assisted ovariectomy of tigers (Panthera tigris) using the LigaSure™ device
Steeil J, Sura PA, Whittemore J, Ramsay E. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2012; 43(3):566-572.
2012 What is your diagnosis? Extraskeletal osteosarcoma in a dog
MacKenzie S, Hecht S, Sura PA, Craig LE. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2012; 240(7):817-818.
2012 Successful treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in 2 dogs
Kelmer E, Love LC, DeClue AE, et al. Canadian Veterinary Journal 2012; 53(2):167-173.
2012 The essential wound care series: Vacuum-assisted wound closure
Hodshon BT, Sura PA, Tobias KM. NAVC Clinician’s Brief 2012; 10(6):62-67
2012 The essential wound care series: Basic wound care.
Tobias KM, Sura PA, Browning D. NAVC Clinician’s Brief 2012; 10(3): 74-78.
2012 Magnetic resonance imaging of canine mast cell tumors
Pokorny E, Hecht S, Sura PA, et al. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2012; 53(2):167-173.
2010 Surgical repair of an inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder in an intact female domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Grunkemeyer VL, Sura PA, Baron ML et.al. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 2010; 19(3):249-254
2010 Characterization of multiple acquired portosystemic shunts using transplenic portal scintigraphy
Morandi F, Sura PA, Sharp D et.al. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2010; 51(4):466-471
2008 Self-expanding nitinol stents for the treatment of tracheal collapse in 12 dogs
Sura PA, Krahwinkel DJ. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 232(2):228-236
2007 Comparison of 99mTcO4- trans-splenic portal scintigraphy to per-rectal portal scintigraphy for the diagnosis of portosystemic shunts in dogs
Sura PA, Tobias KM, Morandi F, Daniel GB, Echandi RL. Veterinary Surgery 36(10):654-660
PUBLICATIONS – (BOOK CHAPTERS AND BOOKS)
Sura PA, Whittemore J. Normal Thoracoscopic Anatomy. Kumar MSA. Publication pending.
2013: Bartges J, Sura PA, Callens A. Mini-laparotomy assisted cystoscopy for urocystoliths. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV, Elsevier Publishing – in press.
2011: Sura PA. Renal Trauma. Bartges J and Polzin D (eds), Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals, Blackwell Publishing, 591-595, 2011.
2011: Sura PA. Lower Urinary Tract Trauma. Bartges J and Polzin D (eds), Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals, Blackwell Publishing, 828-834, 2011.
2011: Sura PA. Trachea and Bronchi. Tobias KM and Johnston S (eds), Small Animal Surgical Practice, Blackwell Publishing, 1734-1751, 2011.
PUBLICATIONS (ABSTRACTS AND PROCEEDINGS ): (other than those listed above)
2009: Durant A, Sura PA. Evaluation of veterinary nitinol stents, Vet Stent - Trachea®, for the palliation of tracheal collapse. ACVS Veterinary Symposium, October 2009, Washington, DC.
2009: Grunkemeyer VL, Sura PA, Baron ML, Souza MJ. Inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder in a female rabbit. AEMV, AAV, ARAV Joint Conference, August 2009, Milwaukee, WI.
2009: Durant A, Sura PA. Evaluation of veterinary nitinol stents, Vet Stent - Trachea®, for the palliation of tracheal collapse. Annual Meeting of the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery, June 2009, Salem, MA.
2008: Morandi F, Sura PA, Sharp D, Daniel GB. Scintigraphic features of multiple acquired portosystemic shunts using transplenic portal scintigraphy. ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2008, San Antonio, TX.
RESEARCH AND OTHER EXTERNAL SUPPORT - Principal Investigator (or Co-PI)
2006: Comparison of 99mTcO4- trans-splenic portal scintigraphy to per-rectal portal scintigraphy for the diagnosis of portosystemic shunts in dogs
Sura PA, Tobias KM, Morandi F, Daniel GB
American Kennel Club, Canine Health Foundation ACORN Program
$12,960 Grant #607
RESEARCH AND OTHER EXTERNAL SUPPORT - Co-investigator
2011: Healing of skin incisions in the Ball Python (Python regius) created with a scalpel, electrosurgical unit and CO2 laser
PI: Hodshon R
Co-Investigator: Sura PA, Schumacher J
2011: Laparoscopic-assisted ovariectomy of tigers (Panthera tigris) using the LigaSure™ device
PI: Steeil J
Co-Investigator: Sura PA, Whittemore J, Ramsay E
Clinical study with equipment donated by Covidien
2009: MRI evaluation of cutaneous mast cell tumors and regional lymph nodes in dogs
PI: Pokorny E
Co-Investigator: Hecht S, Sura PA, Matthews AR, LeBlanc A
Supporting Agency: Companion Animal Fund, University of Tennessee College of Vet. Med.
Grant Number: R181701045-9004402
2008: Evaluation of cryobiopsy instrumentation and cellsave blood collections in dogs with lymphoma
PI: Phillips J
Co-Investigator: LeBlanc A, Legendre A, Sura PA
Supporting agency: NIH/NCI (COTC006)