Clinical Studies

Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. is currently conducting multiple clinical studies. Please ask our board-certified surgeons about these projects during your visit at Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C., or contact us any time.

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Laryngeal Paralysis Update

Dr. J.F. von Pfeil, staff surgeon at Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. and adjunct assistant professor for small animal surgery at Michigan State University and his research – team perform a study on laryngeal paralysis, a congenital disorder in the Alaskan Husky. These dogs are referred to as “Wheezers”.
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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) – A comparison of two surgical techniques, evaluating early clinical function and bone healing. A randomized double-blinded prospective study.  

Dirsko J.F. von Pfeil, Dr.med.vet, DVM, DAVCS, DECV; Nathan Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR; Mike Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVS;

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