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R. David Whitley

R. David Whitley
R. David Whitley

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO, Diplomate LACVO

Professor and Section Head, Ophthalmology
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
(515) 294-4900
2514 LVMC
Expertise / Research Area
  • Cataract removal in dogs and horses
  • Pharmacokinetics of Ophthalmic Medications
  • Inherited Ocular Diseases
  • Laboratory Animal Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Manifestations in Inherited Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Drug Delivery Systems
  • Biomimetric Contact Lenses
  • Microsurgery in Domestic Animals
  • Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
  • Matrix Metalloproteinases in Corneal Disease
  • Corneal and Intraocular Implants
  • Professional, Graduate, and Post-Graduate Veterinary Medical Education
Teaching

Teaching Iowa State University


2011


VCS 469 Ophthalmology Clinical Rotation Course coordinator
VCS 479 Ophthalmology Clinical Rotation Course coordinator
VCS 399 Ophthalmology Lecture course and Course coordinator
VCS 447 Equine Clinical Skills Course-Fall Semester
VCS 440 Introduction to clinics-Spring Semester
VCS 449 Junior Surgery Laboratory-Fall Semester/ In charge of ophthal lab

2010


VCS 469 Ophthalmology Clinical Rotation Course coordinator
VCS 479 Ophthalmology Clinical Rotation Course coordinator
VCS 399 Ophthalmology Lecture course and Course coordinator
VCS 447 Equine Clinical Skills Course-Fall Semester
VCS 440 Introduction to clinics-Spring Semester
VCS Surgery lab-Fall Semester

2009


VCS 469 Ophthalmology Clinical rotation Course coordinator
VCS 479 Ophthalmology Clinical Rotation Course coordinator
VCS 399 Ophthalmology lecture course Course coordinator
VCS 447 Equine Clinical Skills Course Fall Semester
VCS 440 Introduction to clinics Spring Semester

2008


VCS 469 Clinical rotations Iowa State, Course coordinator
VM Clinical Rotations Auburn University Coordinator
VM Special clinical sciences lecture course Coordinator
VM Physical Diagnosis 2 ophthalmology laboratories
VM Surgical Practicum for third year veterinary students.
Elective ophthalmology procedures
 

Education
  • DVM Auburn University 1977
  • Internship Small Animal Surgery and Medicine University of Missouri 1977-78
  • Resident in Comparative Ophthalmology and NIH Fellow University of Florida 1978-1979
  • MS Auburn University 1981
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Diplomate Latin American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

 

Selected Publications

1. Ashley D. Dierenfeld, Michale F. McEntee, Carole A. Vogler, Charles H. Vite, Agnes H. Chen, Merry Passage, Steven Le, Sahil Shah, Jackie K. Jens, Elizabeth M. Snella, Karen L. Kline, Jennifer D. Parks, Wendy A. Ware, Lori E. Moran, Amanda J. Fales-Williams, Jane A. Wengert, R. David Whitley, Daniel M. Betts, Amy M. Boal, Elizabeth A. Riedesel, William Gross, N. Matthew Ellinwood, Patricia I. Dickson: Replacing the Enzyme alpha-L-Iduronidase at Birth Ameliorates Symptoms in the Brain and Perphery of Dogs with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. Sci Trans Med Dec 1, 2010, 2:60ra89. DOI:10.1126 3001380.

 

2. Garcia-Sanchez, GA, Whitley RD, Brooks DE, Trigo F, Pinon A: Ahmed valve implantation to control intractable glaucoma after phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol. 8(2):139-144, 2005.

3. Cohen M, Sartin EA, Whitley EM, Whitley RD, Brawner WR, Smith AN, Henderson RA, Behrend EN: Ocular metastasis of a vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma in a cat. J. Comparative Oncol. 1:232-240, 2003.

4. *Vygantas KR, Whitley RD: Management of deep corneal ulcers. Compend Cont Educ. 25:196-205, 2003.

5. Garcia GA, Whitley RD: Corneal ulcers in dogs. Mexican Association of Veterinary Medical Specialists in Small Animals (AMMVEPE) 12(3):70-77, 2001.

6. *Hamilton HL, McLaughlin SA, Whitley RD, Swaim SF: Blepharoplastic Procedures Part II. Comp Cont Educ 22(6) 588-600, 2000.

7. *Hamilton HL, Whitley RD, McLaughlin SA: Exophthalmos secondary to Aspergillosis in a cat. J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc 36(4):343-347, 2000.

8. *Hamilton HL, Whitley RD, McLaughlin SA, Swaim SF: Blepharoplasty in Veterinary Medicine - A Review. Part I. Compend Cont Educ 21(10):946-953, Oct 1999.

 

Book Chapters

 

1. Gelatt KN, Whitley RD: Surgery of the Orbit. In: Gelatt KN, Gelatt JP: Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery. Saunders Elsevier 2011, pp. 51-88.
 

2. Gelatt KN, Whitley RD: Surgery of the Eyelids. In: Gelatt KN, Gelatt JP: Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery. Saunders Elsivier 2011, pp. 89-140.
 

3. Whitley RD, Vygantas KR: Presumed Inherited Ocular Disease. In Martin CL: Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine. Manson Publishing, London, Updated and revised text and references, soft cover. 2010. pp. 471-487.
 

4. Whitley RD, Vygantas KR, Whitley EM: Ocular Trauma. In: Smith B: Large Animal Internal Medicine. 2009. pp.1269-1274.
 

5. Whitley RD, Vygantas KR: Presumed Inherited Ocular Diseases. In: Martin CL. Ophthalmic Diseases in Veterinary Medicine. Manson Publishing, London.
2005. pp. 471-491, Invited, 4 contributors, 512 total pages.
 

6. Whitley RD: Diseases and surgery of the lens. In: Gilger BC. Equine
Ophthalmology. Elsevier Saunders, St. Louis. 2005. pp. 269-284, Invited, 22 contributors, 475 total pages.
 

7. Whitley RD, Vygantas KR: Ocular Trauma. In: B.P. Smith ed, 3rd ed. Large Animal Internal Medicine. Mosby, St. Louis 2002. pp. 1159-1164.
 

8. Whitley RD: Canine and feline primary ocular bacterial infections. Vet Clin North Amer Small Animal Practice. 30(5):1151-1167, 2000.
 

9. Gilger BC, Whitley RD: Surgery of the cornea and sclera. In: Gelatt KN, Veterinary Ophthalmology, 3rd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, pp 675-700. 1999.
 

10. Whitley RD, Gilger BC: Diseases of the canine cornea and sclera. In: Gelatt KN, Veterinary Ophthalmology, 3rd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, pp 635-673 1999.
 

11. Whitley RD: Eye problems - Diagnostic approaches. In: Colahan PT, Mayhew IG, Merritt AM, Moore JN, (eds) Equine Medicine and Surgery. 1999, pp. 20-21

 

Presentations

1. *McKinnon NJ, Wiechert, Wang C, Betts D, Whitley RD: Evaluation of intravenous meloxicam in controlling experimental intraocular inflammation. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, Hilton Head SC, Thursday, October 2011.
 

2. *Tofflemire KL, Ellinwood NM, Jens J, Whitley RD, Ben-Shlomo G: Comparison of the use of a new handheld applanation tonometer and established applanation and rebound tonometers in dogs and the effect of topical anesthesia on rebound tonometery of the normal canine eye. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting, Hilton Head SC, Thursday, October 2011.
 

3. Ben-Shlomo G, Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Haynes JS, Flaherty HA, Wong DM, Kinyon J, Whitley RD: Therapy for fungal keratitis in horses. Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation/International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach Florida, April 1-2, 2011. Page 43.
 

4. Eason A, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD: Comparison of the Use of New Handheld Applanation Tonometer and Established Applanation and Rebound Tonometers in Horses and the Effect of Topical Anesthesia on Rebound Tonometry of the Normal Equine Eye, Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation / International Equine Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach Florida, April 1-2, 2011. Page 33. 3: 33, 2011.
 

5. Whitley EM, Murphy M, Haynes JS, Caston S, Madron M, Waller KR, Tofflemire KL, Whitley RD: Bilateral Third Eyelid Lymphoma in a Mule. Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation /International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach Florida, April 1-2, 2011. Page 25.
 

6. *Tofflemire KL, Wong DM, Bagley RS, Waller KR, Myers RK, Pillatzki AE, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD: Cholesterinic granuloma in an 11-year-old Oldenburg Mare. Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation/ International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach Florida, April 1-2, 2011. Page 22.

 

7. *Tofflemire KL, Collins DS, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD, Iowa State University: Equine Cases Evaluated by Iowa State University Veterinary Ophthalmology Service Over Six Years. Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach Florida, April 1-2, 2011. Page 12.

 

8. Gil Ben-Shlomo, R. David Whitley, Jackie K. Jens, Patricia I. Dickson, N. Matthew Ellinwood: Clinical Ophthalmic Characterization of the Canine Model of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. Assoc Res Vis Ophth. Submitted Dec 2010. Accepted Feb 2011.
 

9. *McKinnon NJ, Whitley RD, Betts DM: Diagnosing Blastomycosis dermatitidis Using A Commercial Urine Antigen Test. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Annual meeting Chicago IL Nov 2009.
 

10. Whitley EM, Landreth E, Wohlfert U, Whitley RD: Histologic evaluation of commercially available tissue supports for small ocular samples. 39th ACVO Meeting Boston MA 2008 39:20.
 



 

 

Leadership

October 2008 to present

Professor and Chief of Ophthalmology Section
Department of Veterinary clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1250


June 1989 to 2008

Professor and Chief of Ophthalmology Specialty, Department of Clinical Sciences (Dept of Small Animal Surgery and Medicine, 1989 to 2000, Dept of Clinical Sciences was formed in 2000), College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

 

2003-2006

Department Head, Clinical Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

 

1995 to 1997

Acting Associate Dean for Admissions and Standards, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

 

1988 to 1989

Associate Professor and Chief of Ophthalmology Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
 

Honors & Awards
  • Professor Emeritus Auburn University October 2008.
  • Awarded Tenure at Iowa State University 2008.
  • Honorary Charter Diplomate, Latin American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, June 2001
  • J.E. Greene Memorial Professor, Auburn University, 1994-1997
  • Awarded Tenure, Auburn University, 1992
  • Omega Tau Sigma, Zeta Award, Auburn University, 1991
  • Faculty advisor: 1990-1992, 2003-2008
  • Appointed to Graduate Faculty, Auburn University, 1989
  • Awarded Tenure, University of Florida, 1988
  • Who's Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine, 1987 and 1991
  • Who's Who in the World, 1986
  • Honorary Member, Colombian Veterinary Medical Association, 1985
  • Honorary Member Cali, Colombia Veterinary Medical Association, 1985
  • Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, 1985
  • Who's Who, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, 1984
  • Graduated with Honors, School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
  • Phi Zeta, Veterinary Honorary Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society
     

 

Memberships
  • American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), 1983 to present,
  • Latin American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Honorary Member
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, 1977 to present
  • American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) Dec 2009 to present
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO), 1978 to 1995, 1998 to present
  • Iowa Veterinary Medical Association March 2009 to present
  • International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 1980 to present
  • American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 1978 to present
  • American Animal Hospital Association, 1977to 1982, 1988 to present
  • Department(s) Veterinary Clinical Sciences