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Donald P. Schrope, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Cardiology

Role: Chief of Cardiology

Board Certification
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty in Cardiology

Education & Postgraduate Training
BS in Veterinary Science – University of Minnesota
DVM – University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Rotating Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery – Animal Medical Center, NY
Residency Training, Cardiology – Animal Medical Center, NY

Joined OAH in 2002

Professional Interests: Congenital heart disease

Professional Affiliations
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association

From Dr. Schrope: “It is the miracles that you see through the resilience of the patients, and the heart felt dedication of the owners, that gives you the strength to keep at it.”

Publications
Schrope DP, Pulmonary Hypertension. In: The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult. 7th Ed. 2021: Ed. LW Tilley, FWK Smith Jr. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.

Schrope DP, Carberry CA, Galla J. Imperforate cor triatriatum dexter with patent foramen ovale and pulmonic stenosis in three dogs: Diagnostic findings and attempted surgical correction. J Vet Cardio 2020;32:73-82.

Schrope DP, Tyrell WD, Jacob KA. Successful balloon angioplasty of pulmonary artery stenosis in two cats and associated complications. J Vet Cardio 2017;19:530-537.

Schrope DP. Prevalence of congenital heart disease in 76,301 mixed breed dogs and 57,025 mixed-breed cats. J Vet Cardio 2015;17:192-202.

Smith Jr FWK, Schrope DP, Sammarco C. Cardiovascular Effects of Systemic Disease. In: Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology (5th Ed.) Ed. LP Tilley, FWK Smith Jr., MA Oyama, MM Sleeper. WB Saunders, Philadelphia 2015.

Schrope DP. Atrioventricular septal defects: Natural history, echocardiographic, electrocardiographic, and radiographic findings in 26 cats. J Vet Cardio 2013;15:233-242.

Schrope DP. Hepatic vein stenosis (Budd-Chiari sysndrome) as a cause of ascites in a cat. J Vet Cardiol 2010;12(3):197-202.

Mulz JM, Schrope DP. ECG of the month. Dilated Cardiomyopathy. JAVMA 2009;235(1):35-36.

Herndon WE, Rishniw M, Schrope D, Sammarco CD, Boddy KN, Sleeper MM. Assessment of plasma cardiac troponin I concentration as a means to differentiate cardiac and noncardiac causes of dyspnea in cats. J Am Vet Med 2008;233:1261-1264.

Schrope DP. Primary pulmonic infundibular stenosis in 12 cats: Natural history and the effects of balloon valvuloplasty. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2008;10:33-43

Schrope DP. Clinical and echocardiographic findings of pulmonary artery stenosis in seven cats. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2007;9:83-89.

Schrope DP, Kelch WJ. Signalment, clinical signs, and prognostic indicators associated with high-grade second- or third-degree atrioventricular block in dog: 124 cases (January 1, 1997 – December 31, 1997). JAVMA 2006;228:1710-1717.

Schrope DP. Balloon valvuloplasty of valvular pulmonic stenosis in the dog. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 2005 Aug 20(3):182-195.

Schrope DP, Congenital Heart Disease. In: Vetstream – CD. Ed: Katie Dunn. Vetstream PLC. 2000.
Schrope DP, Atrial Septal Defects. In: Vetstream – CD. Ed: Katie Dunn. Vetstream PLC. 2000.
Schrope DP, Aortic Stenosis. In: Vetstream – CD. Ed: Katie Dunn. Vetstream PLC. 2000.
Schrope DP, Ventricular Septal Defects.. In: Vetstream – CD. Ed: Katie Dunn. Vetstream PLC. 2000.
Schrope DP, Atrioventricular valve: dysplasia. In: Vetstream – CD. Ed: Katie Dunn. Vetstream PLC. 2000.

Schrope DP, Canine Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. In: Small Animal Cardiology Secrets. Ed: Jonathan A. Abbott. William Lamsback, Hanley, and Belfus Inc., Philadelphia. 1st ed, 2000, pp 238-242.

Schrope DP, Atrial Septal Defects. In: Small Animal Cardiology Secrets. Ed: Jonathan A. Abbott. William Lamsback, Hanley, and Belfus Inc., Philadelphia. 1st ed, 2000, pp 316-321.

Schrope D, Fox PR, Bond B, Rosenthal S. Effects of electrocardiograph frequency filters on P-QRS-T amplitudes of the feline electrocardiogram. AJVR, Vol 56, No. 11, November 1995.

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