Posted April 13, 2022
Featuring Harry Cridge

The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine—a highly ranked veterinary science journal in the 92.12 percentile with an impact factor of 3.333—has named a research article by Dr. Harry Cridge as a top-cited article for 2020-21.

“Here at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, we have a research group investigating acute pancreatitis in dogs with several ongoing clinical studies. We are all very proud of our work in this area, and it is fantastic to see the impact of our work through recognition such as this,” says Cridge. “We strive to perpetually progress our knowledge of acute pancreatitis, and are excited about our ongoing contributions to the field.”

Cridge is the first author of “Association between abdominal ultrasound findings, the specific canine pancreatic lipase assay, clinical severity indices, and clinical diagnosis in dogs with pancreatitis.” The paper concludes that abdominal ultrasounds are insufficient on their own as a diagnostic for pancreatitis in dogs, and are generally poor indicators of disease severity.

"Harry continues to publish prolifically," comments Dr. Rob Fowkes, chairperson for the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. "It is no surprise that his research is having such widespread impact. Harry’s reputation as a leader in the veterinary pancreatitis field was further strengthened by his recent recognition in becoming only the second small animal specialist in gastroenterology in the world, by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons."

Cridge, MVB, MS, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS, is an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine and chair of the Small Animal Rotating Internship Committee for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, as well as a diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine.