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Amy S Kapatkin- BS, DVM, MS
Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

2323 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 6787
askapatkin@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Kinetic, Kinematic analysis in dogs.

Biomechanical studies

Evidenced based medicine

Specialty Focus

Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1978 BS Animal Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
1981 DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, Metro Manila, Philippines
2007 MS Clinical Research, University of California- Davis, Sacramento, CA

Honors and Awards

2013-2014 Nomination as President Elect for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
2011-2012 Nomination as President Elect for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
2004 Veterinary Medical Student Government Teaching Award for the class of 2006
2002 Veterinary Medical Student Government Teaching Award for the class of 2002
2002 Dean’s Award for Leadership in Clinical Science Education
2000- present Phi Zeta Society induction- University of Pennsylvania
1995 The Clendenin J. Ryan- Teacher of the Year Award, The Animal Medical Center
1990 Veterinarian of the Year Award, The Animal Medical Center
1989 The Connie Leifer Memorial Award, Outstanding Resident Project & Presentation, The Animal Medical Center

Licenses

State Licensure - Maryland
State Licensure - New York
State Licensure - Florida
Internship Certificate
Small Animal Residency Certificate
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgery
State Licensure - Pennsylvania
Education Certificate Veterinary Foreign Graduates (ECFVG)
State Licensure - Delaware
State Licensure - New Jersey
State Licensure - California

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Biomechanical evaluation of screw placement on bending strength of 1.5mm condylar locking compression plates for distal radial fractures, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Bacterial population of canine skin preceeding orthopedic procedures, Dr. Duane Robinson (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Principal Investigator, Influence of tarsal flexion on the canine cranial cruciate liagment, Michael Maynard student & Dr. Sue Stover (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, External Fixator-Intramedullary Pin Constructs in Avian Tibiotarsi, Dr. Duane Robinson & Shannon Kerrigan- resident (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Pilot clinical trial to test efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells over- expressing IL-10 to treat osteoarthhritis in elbows of senior dogs, Dr. Fernando Fierro (Principal Investigator), American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

Co-Investigator, Study Protocol TCMR 0002: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Proof of Concept Study of the Efficacy of LY3150053 and LY3300514 in the Treatment of Canine Osteoarthritis Pain, Duane Robinson (Principal Investigator), Eli Lilly

Co-Principal Investigator, Hole diameter effect on torsional mechanical properties of rabbit femur- resident grant, With resident Dr. Anna Massie (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Amy S Kapatkin: Modification of a standard force platform and runway for small breed dogs 2014 Kapatkin AS, Kim JYW, Garcia-Nolen TC, Kim SY, Hayashi K, Hitchens PL, Stover SM Modification of a standard force platform and runway for small breed dogs Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Comparison of the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture 2014 Fuller MC, Kapatkin AS, Bruecker KA, Holsworth IG, Kass PH, Hayashi K Comparison of the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture Canadian Veterinary Journal,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Forelimb brachial muscle activation patterns using surface electromyography and their relationship to kinematics in normal dogs walking and trotting 2014 Garcia TC, Sturges BK, Stover SM, Aoki K, Liang JM, Reinhardt KB, Kapatkin AS Forelimb brachial muscle activation patterns using surface electromyography and their relationship to kinematics in normal dogs walking and trotting Comparative Exercise Physiology,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Evaluation of the radiographic infrapatellar fat pad sign of the contralateral stifle joint as a risk factor for subsequent contralateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs with unilateral rupture: 96 cases (2006-2007) 2014 Fuller MC, Hayashi K, Bruecker KA, Holsworth IG, Sutton JS, Kass PH, Kantrowitz BJ, Kapatkin AS Evaluation of the radiographic infrapatellar fat pad sign of the contralateral stifle joint as a risk factor for subsequent contralateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs with unilateral rupture: 96 cases (2006-2007) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Ex vivo biomechanical comparison of a 3.5 mm locking compression plate applied cranially and a 2.7 mm locking compression plate applied medially in a gap model of the distal aspect of the canine radius 2013 Uhl JM, Kapatkin AS, Garcia TC, Stover SM Ex vivo biomechanical comparison of a 3.5 mm locking compression plate applied cranially and a 2.7 mm locking compression plate applied medially in a gap model of the distal aspect of the canine radius Vet Surg,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Long-term administration of AMD3100, an antagonist of SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling, alters fracture repair 2012 Toupadakis CA, Wong A, Genetos DC, Chung DJ, Murugesh D, Anderson MJ, Loots GG, Christiansen BA, Kapatkin AS, Yellowley CE Long-term administration of AMD3100, an antagonist of SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling, alters fracture repair J Orthop Research,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate beads in a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) with osteomyelitis 2012 Kelly KR, Kapatkin AR, Zwingenberger AL, Christe KL Efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate beads in a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) with osteomyelitis Comparative Medicine,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: The influence of esomeprazole and cisapride on gastroesophageal reflux during anesthesia in dogs 2012 Zacuto AC, Marks SL, Osborn J, Douthitt KL, Hollingshead KL, Hayashi K, Kapatkin AS, Pypendop BH, Belafsky PC The influence of esomeprazole and cisapride on gastroesophageal reflux during anesthesia in dogs J Veterinary Internal Medicine,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Biomechanical evaluation of screw-in femoral implant in cementless total hip system 2012 Kim JY, Hayashi K, Garcia TC, Kim SY, Entwistle RC, Kapatkin AS, Stover SM Biomechanical evaluation of screw-in femoral implant in cementless total hip system Vet Surg,
  • Amy S Kapatkin: Effects of trial repetition, limb side, intraday and inter-week variation on vertical and craniocaudal ground reaction forces in clinically normal Labrador Retrievers 2011 Nordquist B, Fischer J, Kim SY, Stover SM, Garcia-Nolen T, Hayashi K, Liu J, Kapatkin AS Effects of trial repetition, limb side, intraday and inter-week variation on vertical and craniocaudal ground reaction forces in clinically normal Labrador Retrievers Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Kapatkin AS, Sykes J: Fungal Osteomyelitis, Daniel D Lewis, (ed), Self Assessment Orthopedic book. .

2013 Sykes JE, Kapatkin AS: Chapter 85: Osteomyelitis, discospondylitis and infectious arthritis, Jane E Sykes, (ed), Canine and Feline Infectious Disease, St. Louis, Missouri. 814-829.

2012 Hayashi K, Kapatkin AS: Chapter 63: Fractures of the tibia and fibula, Tobias- Johnston, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. .

2012 Kapatkin AS, Garcia TC, Hayashi K: Chapter 56: Carpus, metacarpus and digits, Tobias- Johnson, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. .

2012 Zehnder A, Kapatkin AS: Small mammal orthopedics. Textbook: Ferrets, rabbits, and rodents, Quesenberry K, (ed), Clinical Medicine and Surgery. .