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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

    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

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Amy S Kapatkin: Torsional and axial compressive properties of tibiotarsal bones of red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) 2018 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) American Journal of Veterinary Research,
    • Amy S Kapatkin: Outcome of nonunion fractures in dogs treated with fixation, compression resistant matrix, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 2017 Massie AM, Kapatkin AS, Fuller MC, Verstraete FJ, Arzi B Outcome of nonunion fractures in dogs treated with fixation, compression resistant matrix, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol,
    • Amy S Kapatkin: Effect of single dose radiation therapy on weight bearing pain and lameness in dogs with elbow osteoarthritis 2016 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 Vet Comp Ortho Traumat,
    • Amy S Kapatkin: Kinetic and kinematic gait analysis in the pelvic limbs of normal and post-hemilaminectomy Dachshunds 2016 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 Vet Comp Orthop Traumat,
    • Amy S Kapatkin: Biomechanical comparison of locking compression plate versus positive profile pins and Polymethylmethacrylate for stabilization of the canine lumbar vertebrae 2016 Sturges BK, Kapatkin AS, Garcia TC, Anwer C, Fukuda S, Hitchens, PL, Wisner T, Hayashi K, Stover SM Biomechanical comparison of locking compression plate versus positive profile pins and Polymethylmethacrylate for stabilization of the canine lumbar vertebrae Vet Surg,
    • 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 Vet J,
    • 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,

    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. 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. .