Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Dan is a Professor in Small Animal Surgery and European and American Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. He is also a worldwide provider of Continuing Professional Development.

Dan graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. After eighteen months in practice at the Churchfield Veterinary Centre in Barnsley, he began a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Liverpool. Dan gained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1990 and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991.

Dan moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as a Lecturer in Surgery and where he became Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1994. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. He joined the Queen Mother Hospital as a Lecturer in Soft Tissue Surgery in October 2000 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2003. He was awarded his Professorship in 2007.

Dan is head of group looking at novel therapies for congenital and acquired cardiac disease. Including valve replacemnt for valvular disease – open patch graft for pulmonic stenosis, palliative shunting for cyanotic heart disease such as tetraology of fallot. ongoing research into treatment outcomes for animals with congenital portosystemic shunts.

LIPSCOMB, V. J., JONES, H. J. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2007) Complications and long-term outcomes of the ligation of congenital portosystemic shunts in 49 cats. Vet Rec 160, 465-470. PubMed ID 17416722

KOFFAS, H., FUENTES, V. L., BOSWOOD, A., CONNOLLY, D. J., BROCKMAN, D. J., BONAGURA, J. D., MEURS, K. M., KOPLITZ, S. & BAUMWART, R. (2007) Double chambered right ventricle in 9 cats. J Vet Intern Med 21, 76-80. PubMed ID 17338153

HALFACREE, Z. J., BAINES, S. J., LIPSCOMB, V. J., GRIERSON, J., SUMMERS, B. A. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2007) Use of a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap for one-stage reconstruction of the thoracic wall after en bloc resection of primary rib chondrosarcoma in five dogs. Vet Surg 36, 587-592. PubMed ID 17686133

CONNOLLY, D. J., NEIGER-AESCHBACHER, G. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2007) Tricuspid valve stenosis caused by fibrous adhesions to an endocardial pacemaker lead in a dog. J Vet Cardiol 9, 123-128. PubMed ID 18229427

BROCKMAN, D. J., HOLT, D. E., GAYNOR, J. W. & THEMAN, T. E. (2007) Long-term palliation of tetralogy of Fallot in dogs by use of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. J Am Vet Med Assoc 231, 721-726. PubMed ID 17764430

MAYHEW, P. D., LEE, K. C., GREGORY, S. P. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2006) Comparison of two surgical techniques for management of intramural ureteral ectopia in dogs: 36 cases (1994-2004). J Am Vet Med Assoc 229, 389-393. PubMed ID 16881831

LEE, K. C., LIPSCOMB, V. J., LAMB, C. R., GREGORY, S. P., GUITIAN, J. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2006) Association of portovenographic findings with outcome in dogs receiving surgical treatment for single congenital portosystemic shunts: 45 cases (2000-2004). J Am Vet Med Assoc 229, 1122-1129. PubMed ID 17014361

PILLA, J. J., BLOM, A. S., GORMAN, J. H., 3RD, BROCKMAN, D. J., AFFUSO, J., PARISH, L. M., SAKAMOTO, H., JACKSON, B. M., ACKER, M. A. & GORMAN, R. C. (2005) Early postinfarction ventricular restraint improves borderzone wall thickening dynamics during remodeling. Ann Thorac Surg 80, 2257-2262. PubMed ID 16305885

JASANI, S., HOUSE, A. K. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2005) Localised mid-jejunal volvulus following intussusception and enteroplication in a dog. J Small Anim Pract 46, 398-401. PubMed ID 16119060

HOUSE, A. K., SUMMERFIELD, N. J., GERMAN, A. J., NOBLE, P. J., IBARROLA, P. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2005) Unusual vascular ring anomaly associated with a persistent right aortic arch in two dogs. J Small Anim Pract 46, 585-590. PubMed ID 16355734

STEFFEY, M. A. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2004) Congenital ectopic ureters in a continent male dog and cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 224, 1607-1610, 1605. PubMed ID 15154729

CHAPMAN, P. S., KELLY, D. F., ARCHER, J., BROCKMAN, D. J. & NEIGER, R. (2004) Adrenal necrosis in a dog receiving trilostane for the treatment of hyperadrenocorticism. J Small Anim Pract 45, 307-310. PubMed ID 15206477

PILLA, J. J., BLOM, A. S., BROCKMAN, D. J., FERRARI, V. A., YUAN, Q. & ACKER, M. A. (2003) Passive ventricular constraint to improve left ventricular function and mechanics in an ovine model of heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126, 1467-1476. PubMed ID 14666021

BOSWOOD, A., LAMB, C. R., BROCKMAN, D. J., MANTIS, P. & WITT, A. L. (2003) Balloon dilatation of nasopharyngeal stenosis in a cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 44, 53-55. PubMed ID 12620051

WASHABAU, R. J., HOLT, D. E. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2002) Mediation of acetylcholine and substance P induced contractions by myosin light chain phosphorylation in feline colonic smooth muscle. Am J Vet Res 63, 695-702. PubMed ID 12013471

PUERTO, D. A., BROCKMAN, D. J., LINDQUIST, C. & DROBATZ, K. (2002) Surgical and nonsurgical management of and selected risk factors for spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs: 64 cases (1986-1999). J Am Vet Med Assoc 220, 1670-1674. PubMed ID 12051508

PILLA, J. J., BLOM, A. S., BROCKMAN, D. J., BOWEN, F., YUAN, Q., GIAMMARCO, J., FERRARI, V. A., GORMAN, J. H., 3RD, GORMAN, R. C. & ACKER, M. A. (2002) Ventricular constraint using the acorn cardiac support device reduces myocardial akinetic area in an ovine model of acute infarction. Circulation 106, I207-211. PubMed ID 12354735

MAYHEW, P. D. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2002) Body cavity lipomas in six dogs. J Small Anim Pract 43, 177-181. PubMed ID 11996395

VICARI, E. D., BROWN, D. C., HOLT, D. E. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (2001) Survival times of and prognostic indicators for dogs with heart base masses: 25 cases (1986-1999). J Am Vet Med Assoc 219, 485-487. PubMed ID 11518175

NEATH, P. J., BROCKMAN, D. J. & KING, L. G. (2000) Lung lobe torsion in dogs: 22 cases (1981-1999). J Am Vet Med Assoc 217, 1041-1044. PubMed ID 11019713

BROCKMAN, D. J., MONGIL, C. M., ARONSON, L. R. & BROWN, D. C. (2000) A practical approach to hemoperitoneum in the dog and cat. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 30, 657-668. PubMed ID 10853281

ARONSON, L. R., BROCKMAN, D. J. & BROWN, D. C. (2000) Gastrointestinal emergencies. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 30, 555-579, vi. PubMed ID 10853276

HELDMANN, E., HOLT, D. E., BROCKMAN, D. J., BROWN, D. C. & PERKOWSKI, S. Z. (1999) Use of propofol to manage seizure activity after surgical treatment of portosystemic shunts. J Small Anim Pract 40, 590-594. PubMed ID 10664958

SAUNDERS, H. M., NEATH, P. J. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (1998) B-mode and Doppler ultrasound imaging of the spleen with canine splenic torsion: a retrospective evaluation. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 39, 349-353. PubMed ID 9710140

BROCKMAN, D. J., BROWN, D. C. & HOLT, D. E. (1998) Unusual congenital portosystemic communication resulting from persistence of the extrahepatic umbilical vein. J Small Anim Pract 39, 244-248. PubMed ID 9631361

SYLVESTRE, A. M., WEINSTEIN, M. J., POPOVITCH, C. A. & BROCKMAN, D. J. (1997) The sartorius muscle flap in the cat: an anatomic study and two case reports. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 33, 91-96. PubMed ID 8974033

NEATH, P. J., BROCKMAN, D. J. & SAUNDERS, H. M. (1997) Retrospective analysis of 19 cases of isolated torsion of the splenic pedicle in dogs. J Small Anim Pract 38, 387-392. PubMed ID 9322177

HOLT, D., BROCKMAN, D. J., SYLVESTRE, A. M. & SADANAGA, K. K. (1996) Lateral exploration of fistulas developing after total ear canal ablations: 10 cases (1989-1993). J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 32, 527-530. PubMed ID 8906731

BROCKMAN, D. J., PARDO, A. D., CONZEMIUS, M. G., CABELL, L. M. & TROUT, N. J. (1996) Omentum-enhanced reconstruction of chronic nonhealing wounds in cats: techniques and clinical use. Vet Surg 25, 99-104. PubMed ID 8928396

BROCKMAN, D. J., WASHABAU, R. J. & DROBATZ, K. J. (1995) Canine gastric dilatation/volvulus syndrome in a veterinary critical care unit: 295 cases (1986-1992). J Am Vet Med Assoc 207, 460-464. PubMed ID 7591946

CONZEMIUS, M. G., BROCKMAN, D. J., KING, L. G. & PERKOWSKI, S. Z. (1994) Analgesia in dogs after intercostal thoracotomy: a clinical trial comparing intravenous buprenorphine and interpleural bupivacaine. Vet Surg 23, 291-298. PubMed ID 8091633

ROBERTS, D. H., TENNANT, B., BROCKMAN, D., BELLCHAMBERS, S. & CHARLES, R. G. (1992) Successful use of a QT-sensing rate-adaptive pacemaker in a dog. Vet Rec 130, 471-472. PubMed ID 1626358

BROCKMAN, D. J. & TROUT, N. J. (1991) Epidural migration of a suspected pharyngeal foreign body in a dog. Vet Rec 128, 210-211. PubMed ID 2021037

Dan lectures in the respiratory and cardiovascular modules on the BVetMed undergraduate course as well as providing practical supervision and teaching to final year students and residents whilst on clinics. His is also a worldwide provider of CPD, lecturing at many institutions and conferences, including the BSAVA, WSAVA and the North American Veterinary Conference.

Dan is particularly interested in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (especially management of portosystemic shunts), plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical management of urinary incontinence, gastrointestinal surgery and surgery of the conducting airways.

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