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Geraldine Briony Hunt- BVSc, MVetClinStud, PhD
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1312B Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 0310


Research Focus

Congenital portosystemic shunts: surgery, liver injury, response to surgery, anatomy.

Reconstructive surgery of the skin. 

Specialty Focus

Small animal soft tissue surgery


1983 BVSc Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons II), University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
1989 PhD Ventricular Tachycardia After Experimental Myocardial Infarction In Dogs, University of Sydney, Australia
1992 MasterVetClinStud Venous inflow occlusion for the correction of congenital cardiovascular anomalies in dogs, University of Sydney, Australia

Honors and Awards

2010 Australian College of Veterinary Scientists; Most commendable paper published in the Australian Veterinary Journal
2000 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
1996 Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Award for contribution to Veterinary Science in Australia
1983 Lonsdale Prize for Veterinary Clinical Studies
1983 Stewart Prize for Veterinary Medicine
1983 Symons Prize for Veterinary Medicine
1983 Australian Equine Veterinary Association Prize in Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction
1982 Australian Women's Veterinary Auxiliary Prize for Veterinary Clinical Pathology


Diplomate Australian College of Veterinary Scientists

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Effect of autologous mesenchymal stem cell treatment on liver development and resolution of pathological abnormalities in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunt, (Principal Investigator), CEH

Co-Investigator, In-vivo tracking of mesenchymal stem cells in healthy beagle dogs, Matthieu Spriet (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Shaver S, Hunt GB, Kidd S Fluid production from closed suction drains in clean subcutaneous surgical wounds in dogs Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2014 Hunt GB, Culp WTN, Mayhew K, Mayhew P, Steffey MA, Zwingenberger A Evaluation of in vivo behavior of ameroid ring constrictors in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts using computed tomography Veterinary Surgery,
  • Link Icon 2014 O'Leary CA, Parslow A , Malik R, Hunt GB, Hurford RI, Tisdall PLC, Duffy DL The Inheritance of Extra-hepatic Portosystemic Shunts and Elevated Bile Acid concentrations in Maltese dogs Journal of Small Animal Practice,
  • Link Icon 2013 Johnson LR, Mayhew PD, Steffey MA, Hunt GB, Carr AH, McKiernan BC Upper Airway Obstruction in Norwich Terriers: 16 Cases J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Mayhew PD, Hunt GB, Steffey MA, Culp WTN, Mayhew KN, Fuller M, Johnson LR, Pascoe PJ Evaluation of short-term outcome after lung lobectomy for resection of primary lung tumors via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or open thoracotomy in medium- to large-breed dogs Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2013 Hunt GB, Luff J, Daniel L, Van den Bergh R Evaluation of hepatic steatosis in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts using Oil-Red-O staining Veterinary Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Adamovich- Rippe KN, Mayhew PD, Runge JJ, Culp WTN, Steffey MA, Mayhew KN, Hunt GB, Evaluation of Laparoscopic-Assisted Ovariohysterectomy for Treatment of Canine Pyometra Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2013 Falls EL, Milovancev M, Hunt GB, Daniel L,Mehl M, Schmiedt CW Long-term outcome after surgical ameroid ring constrictor placement for treatment of single extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in dogs: 206 cases (1995-2001) Veterinary Surgery,
  • Link Icon 2013 Lux CN, Hunt GB, Spriet M, Carr AH. What Is Your Diagnosis? Radiopaque medication identified in the stomach of a dog J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Hunt GB, Culp WT, Epstein S, Jandrey K, Ivanov M, Westropp JL Complications of Stamey percutaneous loop cystostomy catheters in three cats. J Feline Med Surg,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Hunt GB: Cellophane banding of portosystemic shunts, Bojrab J, (ed), Techniques In Small Animal Surgery. .

2012 Hunt GB: Basic principles of surgery, , BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Surgical Principles. .

2011 Hunt GB: Subdermal plexus flaps, Tobias K, (ed), Small Animal Surgery, Philadelphia. .

2011 Hunt GB: Thoracic wall, Tobias K, (ed), Small Animal Surgery, Philadelphia. .

2011 Hunt GB: Diaphragmatic hernia, Tobias K, (ed), Small Animal Surgery, Philadelphia. .