Shannon P Holmes

Shannon P. Holmes

  • assistant professor

  • MSc (1999) University of Guelph
  • DVM (2003) Ontario Veterinary College
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the use of various imaging modalities to diagnose and treat disease. The Department of Veterinary Biosciences & Diagnostic Imaging offers a residency program in Veterinary Radiology, as well as Diagnostic Imaging courses as part of the DVM curriculum.

Efforts to develop stroke treatments have met with limited success despite an intense need to produce novel treatments. The failed translation of many of these therapies in clinical trials has lead to a close examination of the therapeutic development process. One of the major factors believed to be limiting effective screening of these treatments is the absence of an animal model more predictive of human responses to treatments. The pig may potentially fill this gap with a gyrencephalic brain that is larger in size with a more similar gray-white matter composition to humans than traditional stroke animal models. In this study we develop and characterize a novel pig middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) ischemic stroke model.... ►Read More

  • ​Advanced neuroimaging techniques using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • MR angiography and lymphography
  • Orthopedic MRI — canine and equine with a special interest in cartilage
  • Cross-sectiknal imaging in oncologic diagnosis, staging and treatment planning
  • Emerging interventional radiology techniques like intrahepatic shunt location, chemoembolization or regional chemotherapy

Selected Publications

  • ​Publications by Dr. Holmes may be found at PubMed.