Evaluation of a Novel Technique for Sustained Gastric Decompression in Dogs with Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus: Temporary Percutaneous Gastropexy and Continuous Decompressive Gastrostomy Catheter. William Alexander Fox-Alvarez1, J. Brad Case1, Kirsten L. Cooke1, Beau B. Toskich2. 1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 2University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Small Animal Surgery Resident
University of Florida
W. Alex Fox-Alvarez, DVM, MS, is a third-year small animal surgical resident at the University of Florida. Alex completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University and the University of Florida before attending veterinary school at the University of Florida. After graduating, he pursued his passion for exotic and zoo animal medicine and completed a rotating emergency small animal and zoo animal internship at Valley Animal Hospital and the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. During his internship, he found surgery to be the most rewarding facet of veterinary medicine and decided to pursue a residency in small animal surgery. He then returned to the University of Florida to complete a surgical internship and stayed on the following year as a surgical resident. During this surgical residency, Alex also attained a Master of Science degree. His research interests include soft tissue surgery, surgery of zoo and exotic animals, minimally invasive surgery, and gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome.
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