Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Robert McCarthy

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Orthopedics and Soft Tissue Surgery
Small Animal Surgery

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  • MS - University of Minnesota - 1992
  • DVM - Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine - 1983

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgery
  1. McCarthy RJ, Levine SH, Reed JM. Estimation of effectivness of three methods of population control by use of a simulation model. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013;243:502-511.
  2. DeTora M, McCarthy RJ. Ovariohysterectomy versus ovariectomy for elective sterilization of female dogs and cats: Is removal of the uterus necessary? J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239:1409-1412.
  3. Shea A, McCarthy RJ, Lindenmeyer J. Therapeautic antibiotic use patterns in dogs: Observations from a veterinary teaching hospital. J Sm Anim Pract 2011;52:310-318.
  4. Balara JM, McCarthy RJ, Kiupel M, Buote MA, Wise AG, Maes RK. Clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical characterization of wart-like lesions on the paw pads of dogs: 24 cases (2000-2007). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009; 234:1555-1558.
  5. McCarthy, RJ. Cranial cruciate ligament injury in dogs-are we really making any progress? J Sm Anim Pract 2009; 50:209-210.
  6. Casale SA, McCarthy RJ. Complications associated with lateral fabellotibial suture surgery for cranial cruciate ligament injury in dogs: 363 cases (1997-2005). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009; 234:229-235.
  7. Stern L, McCarthy R, King R, Hunt K. Imaging diagnosis-discospondylitis and septic arthritis in a dog. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2007; 48:335-337.

General Research Interests

  • Reproduction control in dogs and cats
  • Feral cat management
  • Surgery in exotic pets and wildlife