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.


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”.

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,, DVM, DAVCS, DECV; Nathan Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR; Mike Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVS;

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