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Sarah M Puchalski- BSc, DVM
Associate Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

2325 VM 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 0175
smpuchalski@ucdavis.edu

   

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Diagnostic Imaging

Education

1995 BSc Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Canada
1999 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada
2011 Large Animal, European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging,
2005 Resident in Radiology, University of California, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Davis, CA
2001 Intern/Resident in Field Service and Sports Medicine, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA
2011 Enhancing educational theory implementation and curriculum development in medical education, University of California, School of Medicine, Teaching Scholars Program, Davis, CA

Honors and Awards

1992-1995 President's Entrance Scholarship, full academic scholarship, Simon Fraser University
1993 Hewlett-Packard Award for Academic Excellence in Sciences, Top 10 Science Students, Simon Fraser University
1999 Gunnholme Farm Award, Top Graduating Equine Veterinary Student, WCVM
1999 AAEP/American Livestock Insurance Award, Outstanding Senior Equine Student
1999 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Outstanding Large Animal Surgery Student
2005 House Officer Seminar Day, University of California, Davis Best Large Animal Research Project

Licenses

State Licensure - Pennsylvania
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
USDA Accreditation

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Early detection of lesions that predispose to catastrophic proximal sesamoid bone fracture in Quarter Horse racehorses, Susan M. Stover (Principal Investigator), American Quarter Horse Association

Co-Investigator, CT and MRI findings on canine nasal neoplasia, Bill Culp (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health - Resident Grant

Principal Investigator, Correlative imaging of equine foot lameness, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health / Oak Tree Racing Foundation

Co-Investigator, Regenerative veterinary medicine: bone formation and fracture repair, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health: Randall Stemcell Gift

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Pollard RE, Puchalski SM Reaction to intraarterial ionic iodinated contrast medium administration in anesthetized horses Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association,
  • Link Icon 2011 Huggons NA, Bell RJ, Puchalski SM Radiography and computed tomography in the diagnosis of nonneoplastic equine mandibular disease Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association,
  • Link Icon 2011 Arens AM, Barr B, Puchalski SM, Poppenga R, Kulin RM, Anderson J, Stover SM Osteoporosis associated with pulmonary silicosis in an equine bone fragility syndrome Veterinary pathology,
  • Link Icon 2011 Vallance SA, Bell RJ, Spriet M, Kass PH, Puchalski SM Comparisons of computed tomography, contrast-enhanced computed tomography and standing low-field magnetic resonance imaging in horses with lameness localised to the foot. Part 2: Lesion identification Equine Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2011 Vallance SA, Bell RJ, Spriet M, Kass PH, Puchalski SM Comparisons of computed tomography, contrast enhanced computed tomography and standing low-field magnetic resonance imaging in horses with lameness localised to the foot. Part 1: Anatomic visualisation scores Equine veterinary journal,
  • Link Icon 2011 Vekens EV, Bergman EH, Vanderperren K, Raes EV, Puchalski SM, van Bree HJ, Saunders JH Computed tomographic anatomy of the equine stifle joint Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2010 Poulin Braim AE, Bell RJW, Textor JA, Lo WY, Puchalski SM, Galuppo LD Computed tomography of proximal metatarsal and concurrent third tarsal bone fractures in a thoroughbred racehorse Eq Vet Edu,
  • Link Icon 2010 Vaughan B, Whitcomb MB, Puchalski SM, Poulin-Braim AE, Nieto JE, Galuppo LD Imaging Diagnosis: Arterial and venous thromboses of the proximal limb in two Thoroughbred racehorses Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2009 Hilton H, Puchalski SM, Aleman M The computed tomographic appearance of equine temporohyoid osteoarthropathy Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2009 Hilton H, Galuppo L, Puchalski SM, Johnson L, Robinson K, Mohr FC, Maher O, Pusterla N Successful treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a neonatal foal J Vet Intern Med,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Puchalski SM: Part 1: Diagnosis of Lameness, Section 2: Diagnostic Imaging, Chapter 20: Computed Tomography, Ross MW and Dyson SJ, (ed), Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse, 2nd Edition, St. Louis, Missouri. 234-9.

2011 Puchalski SM: Chapter 44, Equine Foot, Tobias Schwarz and Jimmy Saunders, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography, Ames, Iowa. 463-71.

2011 Schwarz T, Puchalski S: Chapter 9, Interventional CT, Tobias Schwarz and Jimmy Saunders, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography, Ames, Iowa. 81-7.

2011 Pollard R, Puchalski S: Chapter 5 CT Contrast Media and Applications, Tobias Schwarz and Jimmy Saunders, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography, Ames, Iowa. 57-65.