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David J Maggs- BVSc
Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences


   

Research Focus

Infectious occular disease especially feline herpesvirus. Surface occular disease and tearfilm dysfunction.

Specialty Focus

Ophthalmology

Education

1988 BVSc (Hons) , University of Melbourne, Australia

Honors and Awards

2012 Western Veterinary Conference's Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year.
2011 Elected SVM Commencement Speaker; Class of 2011
2010 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner - Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award
2009 Major Advisor to Dr. Seth Eaton; winner - Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award
2009 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophtholomologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2008 Major advisor to Dr. Seth Eaton; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2008 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Best Poster Award
2007 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award (University of California, Davis)
2007 Major advisor to Dr. Christine Lim; winner - Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial House Resident Research Award, House Officer Seminar Day
2007 Major Advisor to Dr. Christine Lim; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2006 Class of 2007 Favorite Teacher Award

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Novel methods for assessing the tear film and ocular surface in cats, (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline

Co-Investigator, Immunohistochemical investigation of melan-A, PNL2, and Ki-67 (MIB1) in feline diffuse iris melanomas, (Principal Investigator), Vision for Animals Foundation (includes matching funds from the UCD CCAH)

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of peribulbar regional anesthesia techniques in dogs, (Principal Investigator), UCD Center for Companion Animal Health & Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Co-Investigator, Immunohistochemical evaluation of B-raf and E-cadherin expression in feline diffuse iris melanomas, (Principal Investigator), UCD Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Alhaddad H, Gandolfi B, Grahn RA, Rah HC, Peterson CB, Maggs DJ, Good KL, Pedersen NC, Lyons LA Genome-wide association and linkage analyses localize a progressive retinal atrophy locus in Persian cats Mammalian genome ,
  • Link Icon 2014 Jayson S, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Petritz O, Freeman K, Maggs DJ Medical management of acute ocular hypertension in a western screech owl (Megascops kennicottii) Journal of avian medicine and surgery,
  • Link Icon 2014 Trope GD, McCowan CI, Tyrrell D, Lording PM, Maggs DJ Solitary (primary) uveal T-cell lymphoma in a horse Veterinary ophthalmology,
  • Link Icon 2014 Newbold GM, Outerbridge CA, Kass PH, Maggs DJ Malassezia spp on the periocular skin of dogs and their association with blepharitis, ocular discharge, and the application of ophthalmic medications J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Groth AD, Contreras MT, Kado-Fong HK, Nguyen KQ, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ In vitro cytotoxicity and antiviral efficacy against feline herpesvirus type 1 of famciclovir and its metabolites Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Boostrom BO, Good KL, Maggs DJ, Rebhun RB, Johns JL, Kent MS Unilateral intraocular mastocytosis and anterior uveitis in a dog with subcutaneous mast cell tumors Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Wiggans KT, Skorupski KA, Reilly CM, Frazier SA, Dubielzig RR, Maggs DJ Presumed solitary intraocular or conjunctival lymphoma in dogs and cats: 9 cases (1985-2013) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Semenkow SL, Johnson NM, Maggs DJ, Margulies BJ Controlled release delivery of penciclovir via a silicone (MED-4750) polymer: kinetics of drug delivery and efficacy in preventing primary feline herpesvirus infection in culture Virol J,
  • Link Icon 2014 Wiggans KT, Vernau W, Lappin MR, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis Vet Ophthalmol doi: 10.1111/vop.12075,
  • Link Icon 2013 Freeman KS, Thomasy SM, Stanley SD, Van Bonn W, Gulland F, Friedlaender AS, Maggs DJ Population pharmacokinetics of doxycycline in the tears and plasma of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) following oral drug administration J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Maggs DJ: Third eyelid, Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R, (ed), Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 159-164.

2013 Maggs DJ: Conjunctiva, Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R, (ed), Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 140-158.

2013 Maggs DJ: Eyelids, Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R, (ed), Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 110-139.

2013 Maggs DJ: Diagnostic techniques, Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R, (ed), Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 79-109.

2013 Maggs DJ: Ocular pharmacology and therapeutics, Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R, (ed), Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 27-59.