Catriona MacPhail

Professor, Small Animal Surgery Clinical Sciences


About Catriona

Dr. MacPhail is a Professor of Small Animal Surgery. Dr. MacPhail received her undergraduate degree from Rice University and went on to receive her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1996. Dr. MacPhail completed a rotating internship, surgery residency, soft tissue/surgical oncology fellowship, and PhD, all at Colorado State University (CSU). Dr. MacPhail is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings, has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is a contributing author for the 4th, 5th, and 6th editions of Fossum’s textbook, Small Animal Surgery.


PhD, Colorado State University, 2007DVM, Texas A&M University, 1996BA, Rice University, 1992


American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2002
ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology, 2012


Case JB, MacPhail CM*, Withrow SJ. Anatomical distribution and clinical findings in 16 dogs (17 cases) treated for intermuscular lipomas. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2012;48:245-249Marvel SJ, MacPhail CM*. Retroperitoneal abscesses in seven dogs. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2013;49(6):378-84Krebs IA, Lindsley S, Shaver S, MacPhail CM*. Short- and Long-Term Outcome of Dogs Following Surgical Correction of a Persistent Right Aortic Arch. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2014;50(3):181-186MacPhail CM. Diseases of the Larynx. For Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E (eds.): Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 8th edition, Elsevier, St. Louis, 2017MacPhail CM. Chapters 4, 7, 8, 10,15, 22, 24-29. For Fossum TW (ed.): Small Animal Surgery, 5th edition, Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, In Press 2017

Research Specialty

Cardiopulmonary Surgery, Gastrointestinal and Urinary Surgery, Trauma Management, Wound Reconstruction, Minimally-invasive Surgery, and Surgical Training of the Veterinary Student.