Penny J Regier

Penny J Regier,

Associate Professor, SA Surgery

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: pregier@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

ACVS Foundation Student Surgery Award
2013 · Oklahoma State University
Gentle Doctor Award
2013 · Oklahoma State University
Phi Zeta
2013 · Oklahoma State University
Summa Cum Laude
2003-2005 · Oklahoma State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2017-2021
VEM5745 Core Clk Small An Sur
2017-2023
VEM5432 Adv Small Animal Surg
2017-2023
VEM5433 Sm Anim Surgery Lab
2019-2020
VEM5200 Pnt Care Clin Skill 1
2019-2023
VEM5311 Avian Med and Surgery
2017-2022
VEM5845 Senior Clk Sm An Surg
2018-2025
VEM5402 Introduction to Surgery
2019,2022-2023
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2021-2025
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab
2021
VME6710C Advanced Small Animal Airway and Thoracic Surgery
2022-2025
VEM5742C Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Clerkship
2022-2025
VEM5842 Adv. SA Soft Tissue Surgery Clerkship
2024
VME6430C Contemporary Issues in Small Animal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • Small Animal Soft Tissue Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellow
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

Research Profile

– Primary research interest focuses on gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and GI surgical techniques including gastric resection, anastomoses, enterotomies, and its effects on the microvascular blood flow of the GI tract.

– Second area of focus involves brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS), which can cause dogs to suffer from upper airway obstruction and inspiratory dyspnea.

– Additional research interests in various aspects of soft tissue surgery including minimally invasive surgery (MIS), laryngeal paralysis, parathyroid disease, and other surgical disease processes.

Publications

2024
Complications and outcome following staphylectomy and folded flap palatoplasty in dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 53(1):29-37 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13994. [PMID] 37431947.
2024
Gastrointestinal thickness, duration, and leak pressure of five intestinal anastomosis techniques in cats.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 53(2):384-394 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.14043. [PMID] 37847072.
2024
Performance time and leak pressure of hand-sewn and skin staple intestinal anastomoses and enterotomies in cadaveric cats.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 53(4):733-741 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.14082. [PMID] 38444078.
2024
Retroperitoneal hematoma after dorsal quadratus lumborum block in two dogs.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 51(1):112-114 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.11.002. [PMID] 38042673.
2024
Use of real-time near-infrared fluorescence to assess gastric viability in dogs with gastric dilatation volvulus: A case-control study.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 53(4):684-694 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.14067. [PMID] 38135927.
2023
A quantitative evaluation of the effect of foreign body obstruction and enterectomy technique on canine small intestinal microvascular health.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 52(4):554-563 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13949. [PMID] 36882020.
2023
Evaluation of automated staple sizes on gastric layer incorporation and intraluminal pressure for partial gastrectomy closure in an ex vivo canine model.
Veterinary medicine and science. 9(6):2586-2593 [DOI] 10.1002/vms3.1294. [PMID] 37817443.
2023
Geometric, landmark-guided technique reduces tissue trauma, surgery time, and subjective difficulty for canine peripheral lymphadenectomies: an educational crossover study.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 261(11):1-9 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.23.04.0206. [PMID] 37524352.
2023
Laparoscopic ultrasonography of the liver is feasible and safe in dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 84(11) [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.23.05.0088. [PMID] 37619615.
2023
Preputial Shortening Reconstruction Surgery in a Dog with a Micropenis and Prepuce-to-Penis Size Disparity.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 59(5):219-223 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-7369. [PMID] 37708477.
2023
Risk factors for intraoperative hemorrhage and perioperative complications and short- and long-term outcomes during surgical patent ductus arteriosus ligation in 417 dogs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 261(8):1-7 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.22.12.0541. [PMID] 36977484.
2023
Superficial anatomic landmarks can be used to triangulate the location of canine peripheral lymphocentrums: superficial cervical, axillary, and superficial inguinal.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 261(4):490-499 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.22.11.0518. [PMID] 36701220.
2022
Comparison of surgeon experience using simple interrupted and simple continuous suture patterns in intestinal resection and anastomosis.
Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire. 86(3):165-171 [PMID] 35794974.
2022
Current Concepts in Small Animal Gastrointestinal Surgery.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 52(2):437-454 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cvsm.2021.11.002. [PMID] 35090778.
2022
Dogs ≥ five years of age at the time of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt diagnosis have better long-term outcomes with surgical attenuation than with medical management alone.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 260(7):758-764 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.21.09.0417. [PMID] 35201999.
2022
Prospective evaluation of lymphatic embolization as part of the treatment in dogs with presumptive idiopathic chylothorax.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 51 Suppl 1:O128-O137 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13825. [PMID] 35692101.
2022
Veterinary house officer perceptions of dimensions of well-being during postgraduate training.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 260(11):1369-1376 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.21.05.0233. [PMID] 35429376.
2021
Distribution of histopathologic types of primary pulmonary neoplasia in dogs and outcome of affected dogs: 340 cases (2010-2019).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 260(2):234-243 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.20.12.0698. [PMID] 34851850.
2021
Evaluation of intraoperative leak testing of small intestinal anastomoses performed by hand-sewn and stapled techniques in dogs: 131 cases (2008-2019).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 258(9):991-998 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.258.9.991. [PMID] 33856865.
2021
Ex vivo comparison of leak testing of canine jejunal enterotomies: Saline infusion versus air insufflation.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 50(6):1257-1266 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13652. [PMID] 33983659.
2021
Feasibility of laparoscopic liver lobectomy in dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 50 Suppl 1:O89-O98 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13566. [PMID] 33576085.
2021
Incidence, survival time, and surgical treatment of parathyroid carcinomas in dogs: 100 cases (2010-2019).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 259(11):1309-1317 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.20.06.0335. [PMID] 34727057.
2021
Laparoscopic gonadectomy in a dog with 78,XX/78,XY chimerism and underdeveloped reproductive organs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 258(1):80-84 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.258.1.80. [PMID] 33314971.
2021
Ligation of the ligamentum arteriosum and aberrant left subclavian artery in five dogs in which persistent right aortic arch had been diagnosed.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 50 Suppl 1:O26-O31 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13575. [PMID] 33503311.
2021
Successful Treatment of Congenital Lobar Emphysema in Multiple Lung Lobes in an English Bulldog Puppy.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 57(2):96-100 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-7088. [PMID] 33450005.
2020
A Review of Normal Intestinal Healing, Intestinal Anastomosis, and the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Intestinal Dehiscence in Foreign Body Obstructions in Dogs.
Topics in companion animal medicine. 41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tcam.2020.100457. [PMID] 32823156.
2020
Anatomic and volumetric characterization of the cisterna chyli using CT lymphangiography and computer-assisted design software in dogs with idiopathic chylothorax.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 61(3):312-321 [DOI] 10.1111/vru.12851. [PMID] 32125022.
2020
Clinical findings and outcomes of 153 dogs surgically treated for intestinal intussusceptions.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(5):870-878 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13442. [PMID] 32415881.
2020
Comparison of intestinal leak pressure between cadaveric canine and commercial synthetic intestinal tissue that did and did not undergo enterotomy.
American journal of veterinary research. 81(10):827-831 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.81.10.827. [PMID] 32969730.
2020
Evaluation of jejunal microvasculature of healthy anesthetized dogs with sidestream dark field video microscopy.
American journal of veterinary research. 81(11):888-893 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.81.11.888. [PMID] 33107751.
2020
Gastrointestinal thickness, duration, and leak pressure of six intestinal anastomoses in dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(7):1315-1325 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13490. [PMID] 32697359.
2020
In vitro holding strength of the laparoscopic Miller’s knot compared with open Miller’s knot, open surgeon’s throw, and laparoscopic surgeon’s throw in a vascular pedicle model.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(8):1563-1570 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13479. [PMID] 32645239.
2020
Initial leak pressures of four anastomosis techniques in cooled cadaveric canine jejunum.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(3):480-486 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13392. [PMID] 32034924.
2020
Otoscopic evaluation of epithelial remnants in the tympanic cavity after total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(7):1406-1411 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13492. [PMID] 32716063.
2020
Radiographic tracheal dimensions in brachycephalic breeds before and after surgical treatment for brachycephalic airway syndrome.
The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne. 61(9):971-976 [PMID] 32879523.
2020
Successful Treatment of Urinary Bladder Hemangiosarcoma by Partial Cystectomy in a Dog.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 56(4):231-235 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6910. [PMID] 32412336.
2020
The Pathophysiology of Small Intestinal Foreign Body Obstruction and Intraoperative Assessment of Tissue Viability in Dogs: A Review.
Topics in companion animal medicine. 40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tcam.2020.100438. [PMID] 32690289.
2020
Vascular ring anomalies in cats: 20 cases (2000-2018).
Veterinary surgery : VS. 49(2):265-273 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13327. [PMID] 31598999.
2019
Evaluation of suture reinforcement for stapled intestinal anastomoses: 77 dogs (2008-2018).
Veterinary surgery : VS. 48(7):1188-1193 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13274. [PMID] 31270826.
2019
Ex-vivo comparison of intradermal closures with conventional monofilament suture versus unidirectional barbed suture in dogs
Veterinary Surgery. 48(8):1399-1405 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13271. [PMID] 31271237.
2019
Intestinal surgery in small animals: historical foundations, current thinking, and future horizons.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 48(7):1171-1180 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13275. [PMID] 31286544.
2017
Effect of bilateral ventriculocordectomy via ventral laryngotomy on laryngeal airway resistance in larynges of canine cadavers.
American journal of veterinary research. 78(12):1444-1448 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.78.12.1444. [PMID] 29182396.
2016
Comparison of Glucosamine Absorption After Administration of Oral Liquid, Chewable, and Tablet Formulations to Dogs.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 52(2):90-4 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6267. [PMID] 26808433.
2016
Frequency of Dehiscence in Hand-Sutured and Stapled Intestinal Anastomoses in Dogs.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 45(1):100-3 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.12428. [PMID] 26731599.
2016
Security and biomechanical strength of three end-pass configurations for the terminal end of intradermal closures performed with unidirectional barbed suture material in dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 77(12):1392-1400 [PMID] 27901383.
2016
Use of laser-guidance for canine limb circumference measurement
. 1(2):1-12
2015
Comparison of volume, security, and biomechanical strength of square and Aberdeen termination knots tied with 4-0 polyglyconate and used for termination of intradermal closures in canine cadavers.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 247(3):260-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.247.3.260. [PMID] 26176725.

Grants

May 2024 ACTIVE
D24FE-005: Assessing small intestinal viability in canine and feline small intestinal foreign body obstructions with real-time near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) quantification
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MORRIS ANIMAL FOU
Jan 2024 ACTIVE
Quantification of Nasopharyngeal Reflux in Dogs Affected by Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome as Compared to Healthy Non-Brachycephalic Controls
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: SOC OF VETERINARY SOFT TISSUE SURGERY
Mar 2022 ACTIVE
Evaluating accuracy for identification of sentinel lymph nodes in dogs with cutaneous MCT; a comparison between preoperative CT lymphography, intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging, and the standard cytology of the locoregional lymph nodes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMER KENNEL CLUB CANINE HLTH FOU
Jan 2022 ACTIVE
Accuracy of NIRF in detecting SLN for canine cutaneous MCT: A veterinary society of surgical oncology study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: VETERINARY SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Development of regional anesthesia techniques to treat chronic painful conditions of the stifle and elbow in dogs canine cadaveric study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMER KENNEL CLUB CANINE HLTH FOU
May 2021 – Dec 2022
Assessing Gastrointestinal Viability in Canine Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) with Real-Time Near-Infrared Fluorescence (NIRF) Quantification
Role: Other
Funding: AMER COL OF VET SURGEONS
Feb 2021 – Jan 2024
Assessing gastrointestinal viability in canine patients with vascular compromise with real-time near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) quantification
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: DOBERMAN PINSCHER HEALTH FOUNDATION
Feb 2021 – Jan 2023
Assessing Gastrointestinal Viability in Canine Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) with Real-Time Near-Infrared Fluorescence (NIRF) Quantification
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: GREAT DANE CLUB OF AMERICA
Oct 2020 – Sep 2023
Assessing Gastrointestinal Viability in Canine Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus with Real-Time Near-Infrared Fluorescence (NIRF) Quantification
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: POODLE CLUB OF AMERICA FOUNDATION
Jan 2020 – Dec 2022
Assessing Microvasculature for Intestinal Viability in Obstructed Small Intestines and Effects of Resection & Anastomosis Techniques on Microvasculature Using GlycoCheckTM
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER KENNEL CLUB CANINE HLTH FOU

Education

Diplomate
2018 · American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Master of Science in Clinical Science
2017 · Colorado State University
Surgery Residency, Small Animal Surgery
2017 · Colorado State University
Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
2013-2014 · Colorado State University
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2013 · Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
2005 · Oklahoma State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
pregier@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100116
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO BOX 100116
SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL UF
GAINESVILLE FL 32610