Amy S Kapatkin

Amy S Kapatkin


Surgical & Radiological Sciences

2323 Vet Med 3A, Davis, CA 95616

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
1978, BS, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
1981, DVM, Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, Metro Manila, Philippines
2007, MS, University of California- Davis, Sacramento, CA
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, 18F-Sodium Fluoride Positron Emission Tomography of Canine Elbow Dysplasia, Mathieu Spriet (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, Needle arthroscopy for the diagnosis of medial compartment disease in canine elbows, Po-Yen Chou (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Drill bit geometry effect on torsional mechanical properties of rabbit femur, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Honors and Awards
1989 The Connie Leifer Memorial Award, Outstanding Resident Project & Presentation, The Animal Medical Center
1990 Veterinarian of the Year Award, The Animal Medical Center
1995 The Clendenin J. Ryan- Teacher of the Year Award, The Animal Medical Center
2000- present Phi Zeta Society induction- University of Pennsylvania
2002 Veterinary Medical Student Government Teaching Award for the class of 2002
2002 Dean’s Award for Leadership in Clinical Science Education
2004 Veterinary Medical Student Government Teaching Award for the class of 2006
2011-2012 Nomination as President Elect for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
2013-2014 Nomination as President Elect for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Most Recent Five 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, . 999-1013.
2012 Kapatkin AS, Garcia TC, Hayashi K : Chapter 56: Carpus, metacarpus and digits, Tobias- Johnson, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, . 785-800.
2012 Zehnder A, Kapatkin AS : Small mammal orthopedics. Textbook: Ferrets, rabbits, and rodents, Quesenberry K, (ed), Clinical Medicine and Surgery, . .
Research Focus
Kinetic, Kinematic analysis in dogs. Biomechanical studiesEvidenced based medicine
Specialty Focus
Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Ten Recent Publications

Kerrigan SM, Kapatkin AS, Garcia TC, Robinson DA, Guzman DS, Stover SM
Torsional and axial compressive properties of tibiotarsal bones of red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

Kapatkin AS, Nordquist B, Garcia TC, Griffin MA, Theon A, Kim S, Hayashi K
Effect of single dose radiation therapy on weight bearing pain and lameness in dogs with elbow osteoarthritis

Sutton JS, Kapatkin AS, Garcia-Nolan TC, Sturges BK, O’Donnell M, Stover SM
Kinetic and kinematic gait analysis in the pelvic limbs of normal and post-hemilaminectomy Dachshunds

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

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