Dr Penny Tisdall
Dr Penny Tisdall

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Qualifications: BSc(Vet) BVSc FACVS

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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Dr Penny Tisdall is a registered specialist in small animal surgery. Penny graduated from the University of Sydney with a BSc(Vet) for studies on portosystemic shunts in dogs in 1992 and with a BVSc in 1994. After working for several years in private small animal practice in western Sydney she returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Small Animal Surgical Residency starting in 1997. She has completed a Clinical Masters in Aspects of Feline Megacolon and has contributed to over 30 published papers on various aspects of small Animal surgery including perianal fistula, skin reconstruction, feline palatine and gastroduodenal ulcers and management of unusual muscular lesions in cats and dogs. She obtained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2002 by examination. Penny has worked exclusively in referral surgical practice for 20 years. She moved to Adelaide in 2007 and has been offering surgical referrals for south Australian pets since first in private practice and more recently at the University of Adelaide companion Animal Health Center. Penny teaches undergraduate surgery at all levels in the DVM course and is actively involved in the delivery of postgraduate education to vets and nurses. She retains an active role in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the surgery Chapter. Penny accepts all surgical referrals including a full range of soft tissue procedures, orthopedics including assessment and treatment of challenging lameness and a full range of neurologic investigations and surgery. She also has particular interests in feline and oncologic and reconstructive surgery. She is the proud owner of 2 very badly behaved curly coated retrievers and 2 devon rex cats

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Barrs, VR., Beatty, JA., Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Gunew, M., Nicoll, RG., Malik, R., 1999, ‘Intestinal obstruction by trichobezoars in five cats’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 1, no. 4, pp.199-207.

Beck, JA., Simpson, DJ., Tisdall, PLC., 1999, ‘Surgical management of osteochondromatosis affecting the vertebrae and trachea in an Alaskan Malamute’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 21-3.

Bellenger, CR., Hunt, GB., Pearson, MR., Malik, R., Tisdall, PLC., 1995, ‘Diagnosis and treatment of portosystemic shunts’, Veterinary Quarterly, vol. 17, no. Supl., pp. 4-5.

Hunt, GB., Bellenger, CR., Borg, R., Youmans, KR., Tisdall, PLC., Malik, R., 1998, ‘Congenital interruption of the portal vein and caudal vena cava in dogs: six case reports and a review of the literature’, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 203-15.

Hunt, GB., Tisdall, PLC., Webb, A., MacPherson, GC., Brain, P., Malik, R., 2000, ‘Congenital portosystemic shunts in toy and miniature poodles’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 78, no. 8, pp. 530-2

Hunt, GB., Tisdall, PLC., Liptak, JM., Beck, JA., Swinney, GR., Malik, R., 2001, ‘Skin-fold advancement flaps for closing large proximal limb and trunk defects in dogs and cats’, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 440-8.

Hunt, GB., Kummeling, A., Tisdall, PLC., Marchevsky, AM., Liptak, JM., Youmans, KR., Goldsmid, SE., Beck, JA., 2004, ‘Outcomes of cellophane banding for congenital portosystemic shunts in 106 dogs and 5 cats’, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 25-31.

Kuan, S., Hoffmann, K., Tisdall, P. 2009, ‘Ultrasonographic and surgical findings of a gastric hyperplastic polyp resulting in pyloric obstruction in an 11-week-old French Bulldog’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 87, no. 6, pp. 253-5.

Liptak, JM., Hunt, GB., Barrs, VR., Foster, SF., Tisdall, PLC., O’Brien, CR., Malik, R., 2002, ‘Gastroduodenal ulceration in cats: eight cases and a review of the literature’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 27-42.

Malik, R., Griffin, DL., White, JD., Rozmanec, M., Tisdall, PLC., Foster, SF., Bell, K., Nicholas, FW., 2005, ‘The prevalence of feline A/B blood types in the Sydney region’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 83, no. 1-2, pp. 38-44

Malik, R., Krockenberger, MB., O’Brien, CR., White, JD., Foster, D., Tisdall, PLC., Gunew, M., Carr, PD., Bodell, L., McCowan, C., Howe, J., Oakley, C., Griffin, C., Wigney, DI., Martin, P., Norris, J., Hunt, G., Mitchell DH., Gilpin, C. 2006, ‘Nocardia infections in cats: a retrospective multi-institutional study of 17 cases’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 84, no. 7, pp.235-45Simpson, DJ.,

Hunt, GB., Tisdall, PLC., Govendir, M., Zaki, S., France, MP., Malik, R., 1999, ‘Surgical removal of an ependymoma from the third ventricle of a cat’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 77, no. 10, pp. 645-8.

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Bellenger, CR., Malik, R., 1994, ‘Congenital portosystemic shunts in Maltese and Australian cattle dogs’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 71, no. 6, pp. 174-8.

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Tsoukalas, G., Malik, R., 1995, ‘Post-prandial serum bile acid concentrations and ammonia tolerance in Maltese dogs with and without hepatic vascular anomalies’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 72, no. 4, pp 121-6. . Erratum in vol. 72, no. 6, p. 238

Tisdall, PLC., Rothwell, TL., Hunt, GB., Malik, R., 1996, ‘Glomerulopathy in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 52-54

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Borg, RP., Malik, R., 1997, ‘Anatomy of the ductus venosus in neonatal dogs (Canis familiaris), Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 35-8.

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Beck, JA., Malik, R., 1999, ‘Management of perianal fistulae in five dogs using azathioprine and metronidazole prior to surgery’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 374-8.

Tisdall, PLC., 1999, Studies on idiopathic megacolon in cats, Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies thesis, The University of Sydney.Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Youmans, KR., Malik, R., 2000, ‘Neurological dysfunction in dogs following attenuation of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts’, Journal of Small Animal Practice, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 539-46.

Tisdall, PLC., Martin, P., Malik, R., 2007, ‘Cryptic disease in a cat with painful and swollen hocks: an exercise in diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 418-23.

White, JD., Tisdall, PLC., Norris, JM., Malik, R., 2003, ‘Diaphragmatic hernia in a cat mimicking a pulmonary mass’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 197-201.

O’Leary, CA., Parslow, A., Malik, R, Hunt, GB., Hurford, RI., Tisdall, PLC., Duffy, DL., in press, ‘The inheritance of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts and elevated bile acid concentrations in Maltese dogs’, Journal of Small Animal Practice accepted for publication 2013.

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