"You can just remove the femoral head--the ball part of the hip's ball-and- socket joint--and not replace it," says Ursula Krotscheck, DVM, DACVS
, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor, and Section Chief of the Small Animal Surgery Section.
Board-certified specialists indicate this status with the capital letter D before the abbreviation of the specialty organization; for example, a veterinarian certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons would list the letters "DACVS
" after his/her name.
Todhunter introduced a new CHD diagnostic test at Cornell developed with researchers George Lust, Ph.D., and James Farese, DVM, DACVS
. The imaging and evaluation method, called the dorsolateral subluxation, or DLS test, was designed to reduce the number of false results found on other diagnostic tests.
James Flanders, DVM, DACVS
, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Cornell, points out it is now felt that FIC may be a multiorgan disease with the bladder being the site for the most notable symptoms.
Board-certified veterinary surgeon Alan Cross, DVM, DACVS
, is an orthopedist at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta.
Flanders, DVM, DACVS
, Medical Director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.