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Ricardo de Matos, LMV, MSc

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Diplomate - European College of Zoological Medicine
                   (Avian specialty)
Diplomate - European College of Zoological Medicine
                   (Small Mammal specialty)

Senior Lecturer, Section of Zoological Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 31
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.4220
Fax: 607.253.3271
Email: rd95@cornell.edu

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Domestic Hen as a model for Human ovarian cancer: clinical pharmacology, ultrasonography, pathology, vitamin D metabolism, investigation of early stages of disease pathogenesis and treatment (internal funding; collaborative project with Department of Animal Science and Roswell Park Cancer Institute).
  • Avian infectious diseases, wildlife conservation, analgesia.
  • Rabbit ear anatomy and diseases.
  • Antibiotic therapy and resistance in exotic animals.

Education and Training

  • 2014     Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, MSc
  • 2004-2006     Cornell University, Residency in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • 2003-2004     Cornell University, Internship in Zoo, Wildlife and Exotic Animal Medicine
  • 2002     Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, LMV

Biography

Publications

Refereed Publications

  • de Matos R, Morrisey JK, Steffey M. Post-intubation tracheal stenosis in a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) resolved with tracheal resection and anastomosis. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2006; 20(3):167-174.
  • Starkey SR*, Wood C, de Matos R, Ledbetter E, Morrisey JK. Central diabetes insipidus in an African Grey parrot. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2010; 237(4):415-419; doi: 10.2460/javma.237.4.415.
  • Lepherd ML, Schlafer DH, de Matos R, Southard TL. Pathology in practice. Polyarteritis nodosa. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2013; 243(10):1399-1401; doi: 10.2460/javma.243.10.1399.
  • Bezjian M*, Diep AN, de Matos R, Schaefer D. Chinese Box turtle (Cuora flavomarginata) with lymphoid leukemia characterized by immunohistochemical and cytochemical phenotyping. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2013; 42(3):368-376; doi: 10.1111/vcp.12061.
  • Noonan BP*, de Matos R, Butler BP, Southard TL, Morrisey JK. Nasal adenocarcinoma and secondary chronic sinusitis in a hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2014; 28(2):143-150.
  • Knapp-Hoch H, de Matos R. Clinical technique: negative pressure wound therapy - general principles and use in avian species. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 2014; 23(1): 56-66.
  • Ma Y, Sun Z, de Matos R, Zhang J, Odunsi K, Lin B. Towards an animal model of ovarian cancer: cataloging chicken blood proteins using combinatorial peptide ligand libraries coupled with shotgun proteomic analysis for translational research. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology 2014; 18(5): 280-297. doi:10.1089/omi.2013.0164.
  • de Matos R, Connolly MJ*, Starkey SR*, Morrisey JK. Suspected primary hypoparathyroidism in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2014; 245(4):419-424; doi: 10.2460/javma.245.4.419.
  • Kaye S*, Ossiboff R, Noonan B*, Stokol T, Buckles E, Seimon T, Morrisey J, de Matos R. Biliary coccidiosis associated with prolonged immunosuppressive treatment of pure red cell aplasia in an adult domestic ferret (Mustela putoris furo). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine (in press).
  • de Matos R, Russell D, Van Alstine W, Miller A. Spontaneous fatal Human herpesvirus 1 encephalitis in two domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 2014; 26(5):689-694; doi: 10.1177/1040638714545111.
  • Uccellini L, Ossiboff RJ, de Matos RE, Morrisey JK, Petrosova A, Navarrette-Macias I, Jain K, Hicks AL, Buckles EL, Tokarz R, McAloose D, Lipkin WI. Identification of a novel nidovirus in an outbreak of fatal respiratory disease in ball pythons (Python regius). Virology Journal 2014; 11:144; doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-11-144.
  • Ossiboff R, Coffee L, de Matos R. Iliac artery thromboembolism in a ferret. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (in press).
  • de Matos R, Ruby J, Van Hatten RA, Thompson M. Computed tomography features of subclinical and clinical middle ear disease in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus): 88 cases (2007-2014). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2015; 246(3):336-343; doi: 10.2460/javma.246.3.336.
  • Tarbert D*, de Matos R. Endoscopic removal of a vaginal stone in a domestic rabbit. (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine (accepted for publication).
  • Tarbert D*, Schaefer D, Asakawa M, Ruby R, Fernandez J, Duhamel G, Bolin L, Whittaker G, de Matos R. Novel aspects of systemic coronavirus infection in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (in preparation).
  • de Matos, Noonan B*, Johnson P. Chemoprevention effects of the GnRH agonist deslorelin in domestic chickens with high incidence of ovarian cancer. Cancer Prevention Research (in preparation).
  • de Matos R, Noonan B, Schaefer D, Buckles B, Morrisey J, Dewey C, Boothe D. Pharmacokinetics of zonisamide after oral single and multiple dose escalation administration in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. (in preparation).
  • Riedel R*, de Matos R, Schaefer D. Morphologic composition of bone marrow in healthy female rabbits. American Journal of Veterinary Research (accepted for publication).
  • Ledbetter E, de Matos R, Riedel R*, Southard T. Phacoemulsification of bilateral mature cataracts in a Texas rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. (accepted for publication).
  • Walter KM, Bischoff K, de Matos R. Severe lead toxicosis in a Lionhead rabbit. Journal of Medical Toxicology. 2017, published online January 13 2017. DOI 10.1007/s13181-016-0597.
     

Non-refereed Publications

  • de Matos R. Book Review Captive Birds in Health and Disease by J. Cooper and M. Cooper. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 2004;18(2)126.
  • de Matos R, Morrisey JK. Emergency and critical care of small psittacines and passerines. Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine 2005;14(2):90-105.
  • de Matos R, Morrisey JK. Common procedures in the pet ferret. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice 2006; 9(2):347-366.
  • de Matos R. Calcium metabolism in birds. Veterinary Clinics of North America- Exotic Animal Practice 2008; 11(1): 59-82; doi:10.1016/j.cvex.2007.09.005.
  • de Matos R. Adrenal steroid metabolism in birds: anatomy, physiology and clinical considerations. Veterinary Clinics of North America- Exotic Animal Practice 2008; Jan, 11(1): 35-57; doi:10.1016/j.cvex.2007.09.006.
  • de Matos R. Rodent Therapeutics. In: Keeble E, Meredith A (eds). BSAVA Manual of Rodents and Ferrets. BSAVA, Gloucester 2009:52-62.
  • Albright J, de Matos R. Hamster Behavior. In: Tynes VV (ed). Exotic Pet Behavior. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey 2010: 127-137.
  • de Matos R. Diagnosis and treatment of avian endocrine disorders. Proceedings of the 1st Scientific European College of Zoological Medicine Meeting, Madrid 2011, 41-55.
  • de Matos R, Kalivoda K*. Dermatoses of exotic small mammals. In: Miller WH, Campbell, KL, Griffin CE. Muller and Kirk’s Small Animal Dermatology. 7th edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013: 844-887.
  • de Matos R. Diagnosis and treatment of avian endocrine disorders. In Speer B. Current Veterinary Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery. Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (in press).
  • de Matos R. Endocrinology. In Forbes N, Guzman D. Self-Assessment Color Review Of Avian Medicine, 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (submitted for publication).

Awards and Honors

  • 2014     Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine- Small Mammals
  • 2010     Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine- Avian
  • 2006     Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Avian Practice
  • 2002     Award for outstanding academic results - Portuguese Society for Veterinary Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2001     Award for Best Student of the 1996-2002 class, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • 2010     European College of Zoological Medicine
  • 2007     Association of Exotic Animal Veterinarians
  • 2006     American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • 2003     Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • 2002     Ordem dos Medicos Veterinarios- Portugal

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