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Susan Taylor Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

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WCVM 2444

Research Area(s)

  • Medical, neuromuscular and neurological problems affecting canine athletes

Profile

Dr. Taylor is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and works as a staff internist in the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's Small Animal Clinic.

Dr. Taylor moved to Canada to join the WCVM staff in 1985. Her professional interests include neurology, respiratory medicine and infectious and immune-mediated diseases. 

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, Cornell University
  • Internship, University of Minnesota
  • Medicine Residency, University of California, Davis
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Dr. Taylor's areas of active research include medical, neuromuscular and neurological problems affecting canine athletes (sled dogs, field trial retrievers and working border collies). She is actively investigating the inherited disorder, exercise induced collapse (EIC) in Labrador retrievers and a similar disorder in border collies (border collie collapse or BCC).

As well, Dr. Taylor is studying a distinct partial seizure disorder (atypical epilepsy, paroxysmal dyskinesia) in Labrador retrievers and focal seizure disorders manifesting with autonomic signs in all breeds.

Publications

Publications

  • Lemetayer, JD, Dowling, PM, Taylor, SM, Papich, MG, 2015. Pharmacokinetics and Distribution of Voriconazole in Body Fluids of Dogs after Repeated Oral Dosing. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacol Ther Doi:10.1111/jvp 12208 Epub ahead of print. 
  • Pattullo, KM, Epp, T, Kidney, BA, Taylor, SM, Jackson, ML, 2015. Reticulocytosis in Non-Anemic Dogs: Documenting Increasing Prevalence and Investigation into Potential Etiologies. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 44(1): 26-30.
  • Snead, ECR, Taylor, SM, vanderKooij, M, Cosford, K, Geggs, A, Shelton, GD, 2015.  Clinical Phenotype of X-linked Myotubular Myopathy in Labrador Retriever Puppies. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 29(1): 254-60. 
  • Osinchuk, S, Taylor, SM, Shmon, C, Pharr, J, Campbell, J, 2014. Comparison Between Core Body Temperatures Measured Telemetrically Using the Cor-Temp Ingestible Temperature Sensor and Rectal Temperature in Healthy Labrador Retrievers at Rest and During Strenuous Exercise. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 55:939-945. 
  • Lemetayer, J and Taylor, SM, 2014. Inflammatory Joint Disease in Cats: Diagnostic Approach and Treatment.  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16 (7): 547-562, 2014.  
  • Taylor SM, Minor K, Shmon CL, Shelton GD, Patterson EE, Mickelson JR. Border Collie Collapse: Owner survey results and veterinary description of video-recorded episodes, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, to be published November 2016.
  • Taylor SM, Shmon CL, Su L, Epp T, Minor K, Mickelson JR, Patterson EE, Shelton GD.  Evaluation of dogs with Border collie collapse, including response to two standardized strenuous exercise protocols. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, to be published November 2016.
  • Furrow, E, Minor, KM, Taylor, SM, Mickelson, JR, Patterson, EE, 2013. Relationship Between Dynamin-1 Mutation Status and Phenotype in 109 Labrador Retrievers with Recurrent Collapse During Exercise. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 242 (6): 786-791. 
  • Dhumeaux, MP, Snead, ECR.,Epp, TY, Taylor, SM, Carr, AP, Dickinson, RM, Leis, ML, 2012.  Effects of a Standardized Anesthetic Protocol on Hematologic Variables in Healthy Cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 14(10): 701-705.
  • Minor, KM, Patterson, EE, Keating, MK, Gross, SD, Ekenstedt, KJ, Taylor, SM, Mickelson, JR, 2012.  Presence and Impact of the Exercise-Induced Collapse Associated DNM1 Mutation in Labrador Retrievers and Other Breeds. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), pages 214-219.
  • Beggs AH, Böhm J, Snead E, Kozlowski M, Maurer M, Minor K, Childers MK, Taylor SM, Hitte C, Mickelson, JR, Guo LT, Mizisin AP, Buj-Bello A, Tiret L, Laporte J, Shelton GD.  MTM1 Mutation Associated with X-linked Myotubular Myopathy in Labrador Retrievers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(33): 14697-14702, 2010.
  • Cosford KM, Taylor SM. Exercise intolerance in Retrievers. Veterinary Medicine 105(2): 64-75, 2010.
  • Taylor, S.M., Shmon, C.L., Adams, V.J., Mickelson, J.R., Patterson, E.E., Shelton, G.D., 2009.  Evaluations of Labrador Retrievers with Exercise Induced Collapse, Including Response to a Standardized Strenuous Exercise Protocol.  Journal of American Animal Hospital Association, 45: 3-13.

  • Patterson, E.E., Minor, K.M., Tchernatynskaia, A.V., Taylor, S.M., Shelton, G.D., Ekenstedt, K.J., Mickelson, J.R., 2008.  A Canine Dynamin 1 Mutation is Highly Associated with the Syndrome of Exercise-Induced Collapse.  Nature Genetics, 40(10): 1235-1239.
  • Taylor, S.M., Shmon, C.L., Shelton, G.D., Patterson, E.E., Minor, K., Mickelson, J.R., 2008.  Exercise Induced Collapse of Labrador Retrievers:  Clinical Description of the Syndrome and Preliminary Investigation of Heritability.  Journal of American Animal Hospital Association, 44: 295-301.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Taylor SM. 2015. Small Animal Clinical Techniques - 2nd edition. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.
  • Taylor SM. 2014. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats-3rd edition. Edited by Cote E.,  Collapse.
  • Taylor SM. 2014. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats-3rd edition. Edited by Cote E.,  Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador retrievers (EIC).
  • Taylor, SM, 2014. Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers, in deLahunta, Glass and Kent,  Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology – 4th  ed, Elsevier
  • Taylor SM. 2014. Small Animal Internal Medicine - 5th edition. Edited by Nelson RW and Cuoto CG. Neuromuscular Disorders Chapters (10), Joint Disease Chapters (2).
  • Taylor SM, 2014. Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline (6th edition). Edited by Tilley LP. and Smith FW. Exercise-Induced Weakness/Collapse in Labrador Retrievers.
  • Taylor, SM, 2014. Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline (6th edition). Edited by Tilley LP. and Smith FW.  Meningitis/Menigoencephalitis/Meningomyelitis