Jose M Garcia-Lopez - VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Jose M Garcia-Lopez
Associate Professor
Director of Equine Sports Medicine

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  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania - 1996
  • BS - University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus - 1991

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR
  1. García-López, J.M. 2017. Tarsal luxation in the horse: Management options and challenges. Equine Veterinary Education.
  2. Haupt, J., García-López, J.M., Chope, K. 2015. Use of a novel silk mesh for ventral midline hernioplasty in a mare. BMC Veterinary Research.
  3. Manso-Díaz, G., García-López, J.M., Maranda, L., Taeymans, O. 2015. The role of head computed tomography in equine practice. Equine Veterinary Education.
  4. Manso-Díaz, G., Dyson, S.J., Dennis, R., García-López, J.M., Biggi, M., García-Real, M.I., San Román, F., Taeymans, O. 2015. Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of equine head disorders: 84 cases (2000-2013). Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  5. Abuja, G.A., Kowaleski, M.P., García-López, J.M. 2014. Management of bilateral patellar luxation in an Alpaca. Veterinary Surgery.
  6. Abuja, G.A., García-López, J.M., Manso-Díaz, G., Spoormakers, T.J.P., Taeymans, O. 2014. The cranial nuchal bursa: Anatomy, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic approach. Equine Veterinary Journal.
  7. Abuja, G.A., Bubeck, K.A., Quinteros, D.D., García-López, J.M. 2013. Surgical treatment of distal tarsal joint luxations in three horses. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
  8. Holowinski, M.E., Solano, M., Maranda, L., García-López, J.M. 2012. Magnetic resonance imaging of navicular bursa adhesions. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  9. Quinteros, D.D., García-López, J.M., Abuja, G.A., Tarkanian, M., Maranda, L.S., Bubeck, K., Kowaleski, M.P. 2012. In vitro biomechanical evaluation and comparison of a new prototype locking plate and a limited-contact self compression plate for equine fracture repair. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
  10. García-López, J.M., Parente, E.J. 2011. Angular Limb Deformities. Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse.
  11. García-López, J.M. 2011. Osteochondrosis. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: The Horse.
  12. García-López, J.M. 2011. Ethmoid hematoma, progressive. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: The Horse.
  13. Quinteros, D.D., García-López, J.M., Jenei, T. 2011. Toggle-Pin Technique for Management of Coxofemoral Luxation in an Alpaca. Veterinary Surgery.
  14. García-López, J.M. 2010. Coxofemoral luxations in the horse: Surgical options and challenges. Equine Veterinary Education.
  15. García-López, J.M., Parente, E.J. 2010. Angular Limb Deformities. Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse: Second Edition.
  16. Quinteros, D.D., García-López, J.M., Provost, P.J. 2010. Complete caecal bypass without ileal transection for caecal impaction in horses: Seven clinical cases (1997-2007). Australian Veterinary Journal.
  17. García-López, J.M., Jenei, T., Chope, K., Bubeck, K.A. 2010. Diagnosis and management of cranial and caudal nuchal bursitis in four horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  18. Bubeck, K.A., García-Lopez, J.M., Jenei, T.M., Maranda, L.S. 2010. In vitro comparison of two centrally threaded, positive-profile transfixation pin designs for use in third metacarpal bones in horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  19. Abuja, G.A., García-López, J.M., Doran, R., Kirker-Head, C.A. 2010. Pararectal Cystotomy for Urolith Removal in Nine Horses. Veterinary Surgery.
  20. Bubeck, K.A., García-López, J., Maranda, L.S. 2009. In vitro comparison of cortical bone temperature generation between traditional sequential drilling and a newly designed step drill in the equine third metacarpal bone. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

General Research Interests

  • Equine Orthopedics
  • Equine Upper respiratory
  • Equine Gastrointestinal Disease

Selected Research Projects

  • In-Vitro Evaluation of Heat Generation, Pull-out Strength, and Microfractures for a New Positive Profile Self-Tapping Transfixation Pin for Use in the Equine Third Metacarpal Bone
  • In-Vitro Comparison of Temperature Generation Between Traditional Sequential Drilling and a Newly Designed Step Drill in the Equine Third Metacarpal Bone
  • In-Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of a New Locking Compression Plate (LCP) with a Limited Contact Dynamic Plate (LCDCP) for Use in the Equine Patient

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Upper Airway Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Equine Lameness Evaluation
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Stem-cell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
  • IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) Therapy
  • Orthopedic and Upper Respiratory Instrument Development

Research Interests by Area

Regenerative Medicine
  • Clinical application of stem cells for musculoskeletal disease.
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Fracture repair, tendon and ligament injury, stem cell treatment, developmental orthopedic disease, laminitis

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration
  • Musculoskeletal, arthroscopy, stem cell treatments bone and tendon

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Arthroscopy Equipment
  • Laparoscopy Equipment
  • Nd:YAG and CO2 Lasers
  • Video Endoscopy
  • High Definition Ultrasound
  • High-Speed Treadmill Evaluation
  • Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • Digital High Resolution Gamma Camera
  • Computed Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)