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Kyle Mathews, DVM, MS, DACVS

Kyle Mathews

Professor, Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery
Phone: 919.513.6303
Fax: 919.513.6464


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin


Soft-tissue surgery and oncologic surgery.

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Internship, University of Pennsylvania
Residency, University of Minnesota
Clinical Instructor, University of California, Davis, 1993-1997

Research Area

In general: Investigational and minimally invasive treatment modalities (surgical techniques, drug delivery methods and biomedical implants).

Current projects:

Selected Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Rowe E, Mathews KG, Tate LP, Linder KE. The effect of photoablation on cysterna chyli patency. Vet Surg (accepted).

Bray JP, Worley D, Henderson R, Boston S, Mathews KG, et al. Hemipelvectomy: a revised technique and oncologic outcome in 100 patients: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology Retrospective Study. Vet Surg 2014;43:27-37.

Visser LC, Keene BW, Mathews KG, et al. Outcomes and complications associated with transdiaphragmatic epicardial pacemakers in 28 dogs and 5 cats (2005-2010). Vet Surg 2013;42:544-550.

Szabo S, Jermyn K, Neel J, Mathews KG. Evaluation of post-operative peritoneal fluid volume, cytology and blood-to-fluid lactate and glucose in normal dogs after exploratory laparotomy. Vet Surg 2011;40:444-449.

Arnold GA, Mathews KG, Roe S, et al. Biomechanical assessment of three soft tissue replacement materials – An in vitro evaluation of porcine small intestinal submucosa, canine fascia lata, and polypropylene mesh. Vet Surg 2009;38:834-44.

Mathews KG, Linder K, Davidson G, et al. Assessment clotrimazole gels for in vitro stability and in vivo retention in the frontal sinus of dogs. Am J Vet Res 2009;70:640-647.

Mitsui A, Mathews KG, Linder K, et al. Effect of fascial abrasion, fasciotomy, and fascial excision on cutaneous wound healing in cats. Am J Vet Res 2009;70:532-538.

Fujii Y, Keene BW, Mathews KG, et al. Coil occlusion of residual shunts after surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus. Vet Surg 2006;35:781-785.

Davis KM, Roe SC, Mathews KG, et al. Median sternotomy closure in dogs: a mechanical comparison of technique stability. Vet Surg 2006;35:271-277.

Mathews KG, Hardie EM, Murphy M. Subtotal ear canal ablation. Results in 18 dogs and one cat with minimal distal ear canal pathology. J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc 2006;42:371-380.

Wang SI, Mathews KG, Robertson ID, et al. The effects of patient positioning and slice selection on canine acetabular angle assessment with computed tomography. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2005;46:39-43.

Mathews KG, Roe S, Stebbins M, et al. Biomechanical evaluation of suture pull-out from canine arytenoid cartilages: Effects of hole diameter, suture configuration, suture size and distraction rate. Vet Surg 2004;33:191-9.

Trumpatori B, Mathews KG, Roe S, et al. Radiographic anatomy of the canine coxofemoral joint using dorsal acetabular rim radiography. Vet Rad Ultrasound 2003;44:526-532. [First author trainee]

Mathews KG, Danova NA, Newman H, et al. Ratite cancellous xenograft: effects on avian fracture healing. Vet Comp Orthop Trauma 2003;16:50-8.

Patricelli AJ, Dueland RT, Lu Y, Fialkowski J, Mathews KG. Canine pubic symphysiodesis: investigation of electrocautery dose response by histologic examination and temperature measurement. Vet Surg, 2001;30:261-268.

Mathews KG, Davidson AP, Koblik PD, et al. Comparison of topical administration of clotrimazole through surgically versus non-surgically placed catheters for treatment of nasal aspergillosis in dogs: 60 cases (1990-1996). J Am Vet Med Assoc 1998;213:501-506.

Mathews KG, Gregory CR. Renal transplants in cats: 66 cases (1987-1996). J Am Vet Med Assoc 1997;211: 1432-1436.

Gregory CR, Mathews KG, Aronson LR, et al. Central nervous system disorders after renal transplantation in cats. Vet Surg 1997;26:386-392.

Mathews KG, Koblik PD, Richardson EF, et al. Computed tomographic assessment of noninvasive intranasal infusions in dogs with fungal rhinitis. Vet Surg 1996;25:309-319.

Mathews KG, Stover SM, Kass PH. The effect of pubic symphysiodesis on acetabular rotation and pelvic development in guinea pigs. Am J Vet Res 1996;57:1427-1433.

Book Chapters

Mathews KG. Ureteral Surgery. In: Tobias K (ed) Small Animal Surgical Principles, 2012. Elsevier, St. Louis, pp. 1962-77.

Mathews KG. Intranasal infusion of clotrimazole. In: Cote E (ed) Small Animal Clinical Advisor, 2007. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, pp. 1284-85. – update submitted 2013.

Mathews KG, Sharp NJH. Canine nasal aspergillosis-penicilliosis. In: Greene CE (ed) Infectious diseases of the dog and cat. Third edition, 2006. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 613-20.

Mathews KG, Bunch SK. Vascular diseases of the liver. In: Ettinger S, Feldman E (eds) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2005. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 1453-64.

Mathews KG. Fungal rhinitis/sinusitis. In: King L (ed) Textbook of Respiratory Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 2003. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 284-292.

Mathews KG. Renal transplantation in the management of chronic renal failure. In: August John R., (ed). Consultations in feline internal medicine. Edition 4. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2001, pp. 319-327.

Mathews KG. Surgery of the Canine Vagina and Vulva. In: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice. Clinical Theriogenology. AP Davidson (ed). WB Saunders, Philadelphia. Vol. 31, 2001, pp. 271-290.