Scientific Publications

Dr. Sarah Boston has authored numerous scientific publications. Learn more about each of them listed below.


1. Boston SE, Hayes G, Colopy S, Kennedy K, Skinner OT, Boylan MT, Sumner J, Kirpensteijn J, James FM. Influence of speaker’s gender on speaker introductions at the 2018 ACVS Surgical Summit. Vet Surg. 2020 May 11. doi:10.1111/vsu.13437. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32394507.

2. Cavalcanti JVJ, Skinner OT, Mayhew PD, Colee JC, Boston SE. Outcome in dogs undergoing adrenalectomy for small adrenal gland tumours without vascular invasion. Vet Comp Oncol. 2020 Mar 5. doi:10.1111/vco.12587. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32141158.

3. Boston SE, van Stee LL, Bacon NJ, Szentimrey D, Kirby BM, van Nimwegen S, Wavreille VA. Outcomes of eight cats with oral neoplasia treated with radical mandibulectomy. Vet Surg. 2020 Jan;49(1):222-232. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13341. Epub 2019 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 31738456.

4. Oramas A, Boston SE, Skinner OT. Iliectomy with limb preservation for a dog with ilial osteosarcoma: Surgical description and case report. Vet Surg. 2019 Oct 12. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13329. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31605496.

5. Skinner OT, Boston SE, Maxwell PL. Interventions and experience after complicated total cystectomy in a dog with transitional cell carcinoma. Vet Surg. 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13330. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31602683.

6. Boylan MT, Boston SE, Townsend S, Cavalcanti JVJ. Limb-shortening limb salvage (LSLS) in a cat with metatarsal osteosarcoma. Can Vet J. 2019 Jul;60(7):757-761. PubMed PMID: 31281194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6563893.

7. Liptak JM, Boston SE. Nonselective Lymph Node Dissection and Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2019 Sep;49(5):793-807. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 May 27. Review. PubMed PMID: 31147188.

8. Mayhew PD, Boston SE, Zwingenberger AL, Giuffrida MA, Runge JJ, Holt DE, Raleigh JS, Singh A, Culp WTN, Case JB, Steffey MA, Balsa IM. Perioperative morbidity and mortality in dogs with invasive adrenal neoplasms treated by adrenalectomy and cavotomy. Vet Surg. 2019 Jul;48(5):742-750. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13221. Epub 2019 Apr 29. PubMed PMID: 31034643.

9. Girens R, Bukoski A, Maitz CA, Boston SE, Borgatti A, Sprinkle M, Orrego D, Kesl S, Selting K. Use of computed tomography and radiation therapy planning software to develop a novel formula for body surface area calculation in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Mar;33(2):792-799. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15440. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 30835925; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6430937.

10. Oramas A, Case JB, Toskich BB, Fox-Alvarez WA, Boston SE, Giglio RF, Dark MJ. Laparoscopic access to the liver and application of laparoscopic microwave ablation in 2 dogs with liver neoplasia. Vet Surg. 2019 Jun;48(S1):O91-O98. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13153. Epub 2019 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 30666685.

11. Singh A, Giuffrida MA, Thomson CB, Baum J, Kramek B, Liptak JM, Hyndman P, Ringwood B, Smeak D, Ham K, Berg J, Thieman-Mankin K, Blois SL, Boston SE. Perioperative characteristics, histological diagnosis, and outcome in cats undergoing surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. Vet Surg. 2019 Apr;48(3):367-374. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13165. Epub 2019 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 30666680.

12. Baum JI, Skinner OT, Boston SE. Fracture-associated osteosarcoma of the femur in a cat. Can Vet J. 2018 Oct;59(10):1096-1098. PubMed PMID: 30510315; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6135274.

13. Mejia S, Boston SE, Skinner OT. Sartorius muscle flap for body wall reconstruction: Surgical technique description and retrospective case series. Can Vet J. 2018 Nov;59(11):1187-1194. PubMed PMID: 30410175; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6190146.

14. Skinner OT, Boston SE, Giglio RF, Whitley EM, Colee JC, Porter EG. Diagnostic
accuracy of contrast-enhanced computed tomography for assessment of mandibular and medial retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis in dogs with oral and nasal cancer. Vet Comp Oncol. 2018 Jul 10.

15. Gemignani F, Mayhew PD, Giuffrida MA, Palaigos J, Runge JJ, Holt DE, Robertson NA, Seguin B, Walker M, Singh A, Liptak JM, Romanelli G, Martano M, Boston SE, Lux CN, Busetto R, Culp WTN, Skorupski KA, Burton JH. Association of surgical approach with complication rate, progression-free survival time and disease specific survival time in cats with mammary adenocarcinoma: 107 cases (1991-2014). JAVMA June 1, 2018, Vol. 252, No. 11, Pages 1393-1402.

16. Giuffrida MA, Kamstock DA, Selmic LE, Pass W, Szivek A, Mison MB, Boston SE, Fox LE, Robat C, Grimes JA, Maritato KC, Bacon NJ. Primary appendicular hemangiosarcoma and telangiectatic osteosarcoma in 70 dogs: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology retrospective study. Vet Surg. 2018 Aug;47(6):774-783.

17. Boston SE and Skinner O. Limb Shortening Limb Salvage for Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma of the Distal Radius: Case Report and Description of Novel Surgical Technique. Vet Surg 2017 Oct 9. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12726. [Epub ahead of print]

18. van Stee LL, Boston SE, Teske E, Meij BP. Compartmental resection of peripheral nerve sheath tumours with limb preservation in 16 dogs (1995-2011). Vet J. 2017 Aug;226:40-45. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 25

19. Case JB, Boston SE, Porter EP, Toskich BB. Endovascular treatment of a high-flow hepatic arteriovenous malformation with secondary portal hypertension in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 Oct 1;251(7):824-828.

20. Nazarali A, Singh A, Morrison S, Gibson T, Weese SJ, Boston SE.
Comparison of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius adherence on two canine limb salvage endoprosthesis implants. Can Vet J. 2017 Sep;58(9):964-966

21. Mazzaccarri K, Boston SE, Toskich BB, Bowles K, Case JB. Video-assisted microwave ablation for the treatment of metastatic lung lesions in a dog with appendicular osteosarcoma. Vet Surg. 2017 Nov;46(8):1161-1165. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12723. Epub 2017 Sep 22.

22. Story A, Boston SE, Kilkenny J, Singh A, Woods JP, Culp WTN, Skorupski K, Lu X. Evaluation of weight change during carboplatin therapy in dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma. J Vet Internal Med. 2017 Jul;31(4)1159-1162. Doi:10.1111/jvim.14724. Epub 2017 May 15.

23. Boston SE, Vinayak A, Lu X, Larue S, Bacon NJ, Bleedhorn JA, Souza CHM,
Ehrhart NP. Outcome and Complications in Dogs with Appendicular Primary Bone Tumors Treated with Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Concurrent Surgical Stabilization. Vet Surg May 2017, Early View, DOI: 10.1111/vsu.12669

24. MacIver MA, Case JB, Monnet EL, Hunt GB, Mayhew PD, Oblak ML, Runge JJ, Singh A, Smeak DD, Steffey MA, Boston SE. Video-Assisted Thoracic Cranial Mediastinal Mass Extirpation in Dogs: 18 cases (2009 – 2014). JAVMA 2017 Jun 1;250(11):1283-1290. Doi:10.2460/javma.250.11.1283.

25. Yang T, Case JB, Boston S, Dark MJ, Toskich B. Microwave ablation for treatment of hepatic neoplasia in five dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 Jan 1;250(1):79-85.

26. Talbott JL, Boston SE, Milner RJ, Lejeune A, Souza CHM, Kow K, Bacon NJ, Hernandez JA. Diagnostic Utility of Whole Body Computed Tomography for the Detection of Metastases in Dogs with Appendicular Osteosarcoma. Vet Surg 46(1):75-80, Jan 2017.

27. Baum J, Boston SE, Case JB. Prevalence of Adrenal Lesions Diagnosed as an Incidental Finding on Abdominal Computed Tomography in Canine Patients: 270 cases (June 2013-June 2014). JAVMA, 2016;249(10), p1165-1169. Doi:10.2460/javma.249.10.1165

28. Boston SE. Top 5 Oncologic Conditions that Respond to Surgery in Dogs. Clinicians Brief. Nov 2016.

29. Boston SE. Rostral Mandibular Mass in a Dog. Clinicians Brief. Sept 2016.

30. Skinner O, Boston SE, Souza C. Patterns of lymph node metastasis identified following bilateral mandibular and medial retropharyngeal lymphadenectomy in 31 dogs with malignancies of the head. Vet Comp Oncol. 2016 May 16. doi:10.1111/vco.12229. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27196324.

31. Randall T, Boston SE, Kubicek L, Griffin L. Pubectomy and Stereotactic Radiotherapy for the Treatment of a Non-resectable Sacral Osteosarcoma Causing Pelvic Canal Obstruction in a Dog. Can Vet J. 2016 Sep;57(9):945-9. PMID: 27587885.

32. Patten SG, Boston SE, Monteith GJ. Outcome and prognostic factors for dogs with a histological diagnosis of splenic hematoma following splenectomy: 36 cases (2001-2013). Can Vet J. 2016 Aug;57(8):842-6. PubMed PMID: 27493283.

33. Wavreille V, Boston SE, Ham K, Guillaume C, Souza C, Rossetti D, Takacs J, Milner R. Outcome after pneumonectomy in 27 dogs and cats: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology Retrospective Study. Vet Surg. 2016 Aug;45(6):782-9. doi:
10.1111/vsu.12517. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 27399196.

34. N Summa, S Boston, DVM, D Eshar, B Lee-Chow, E Harrison, BSc Hon, C Fischer, AR Ji, B Stevens, and DA Smith. Pelvic limb amputation for the treatment of a soft-tissue sarcoma of the tibiotarso-metatarsal joint in a blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna). J Avian Med Surg. 2016 Jun;30(2):159-64. doi: 10.1647/2013-061. PubMed PMID: 27315384.

35. Mitchell KE, Kung K, Dry S, Boston SE, Straw RC, Ehrhart, NP, Ryan SD. Outcomes of Limb-Sparing Surgery Using Two Generations of Metal Endoprosthesis in 45 Dogs With Distal Radial Osteosarcoma. A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology Retrospective Study. Vet Surg, 2016;45(1)36-43.

36. Thompson JJ, Morrison JA, Pearl DL, Boston SE, Wood GA, Foster RA, Coomber BL. Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Expression Profiles in Canine Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Mast Cell Tumors. Vet Pathol. 2016 May;53(3):545-58. doi:10.1177/0300985815610388. Epub 2015 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 26459517.

37. Green K and Boston SE. Bilateral removal of the mandibular and medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes through a single ventral midline incision for staging of head and neck cancers in dogs: a description of surgical technique. Vet Comp Oncol. 2015 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/vco.12154. PubMed PMID: 26040551.

38. Randall T, Souza C, Vanderhart, D, Boston S. Hypertrophic osteopathy associated with hepatocellular carcinoma in a dog. Can Vet J, 2015;56(7)741-4.

39. Garneau MS, Price LL, Withrow SJ, Boston SE, Ewing, Kovak McClaran JJ, Liptak JL, Berg J. Perioperative mortality and long-term survival in 80 dogs and 32 cats undergoing excision of thymic epithelial tumors. Vet Surg 2015 Jul;44(5):557-64.

40. Oblak M and Boston SE. Ischiectomy with limb preservation in a dog with ischial chondrosarcoma: Case report and review of surgical technique. Vet Surg 2015 Jul;44(5):571-5.

41. van Stee L, Boston SE, Singh A, Romanelli G, Rubio-Guzman A, Scase T. Outcome and Prognostic Factors in Canine Splenic Lymphoma Treated with Splenectomy (1995-2011). Vet Surg 2015 Nov;44(8):976-82.

42. Boston, SE. Adrenal Mass in a Dog. Clinician’s Brief. July 2014.

43. Bowles K, DeSandre D, Kubicek L, Lurie, D, Milner R, Boston, S. Outcome of Definitive Fractionated Radiation Followed by Exenteration of the Nasal Cavity in Dogs with Sinonasal Neoplasia: 16 cases. Vet Comp Onc. Sept 2, 2014 (Epub ahead of print)

44. Boston SE, SE Boston, X Lu, WTN Culp, V Montinaro, G Romanelli, RM Dudley, JM Liptak, LA Mestrinho, P Buracco. Efficacy of Systemic Adjuvant Therapy for Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma after Surgical Excision: a VSSO Retrospective Study of 151 cases (2001-2012). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Aug 15;245(4):401-7.

45. van Stee L, Boston SE, Singh H, Park F, Richardson D, Hayes G, Abrams-Ogg A and Vince A. Monoparesis in association with feline pulmonary carcinoma: a literature review with 3 new cases. Can Vet J. 2014 Sep;55(9):849-56.

46. Selmic LE, Ryan SD, Boston SE, Liptak JM, Culp WTN, Sartor AJ, Prpich CY, Withrow SJ. Osteosarcoma following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in 29 dogs: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology Retrospective Case Series (1997-2011). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 May 1;244(9):1053-9.

47. Bray JP, Worley D, Henderson RA, Boston SE, Mathews KG, Romanelli G, Bacon NJ, Liptak JM, Scase T. Hemipelvectomy: outcome in 84 dogs and 16 cats. A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology Retrospective study. Vet Surg. 2014 Jan;43(1):27-37.

48. Montinaro V and Boston SE. Renal nephroblastoma in a three-month old golden retriever. Can Vet J.2013 Jul;54(7)683-6.

50. Boston SE & Singh A. Total Cystectomy for the Treatment of Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Urethra and Bladder Trigone in a Dog. Vet Surg. 2014 Mar;43(3):294-300.

51. Kry, K and Boston, SE. Additional local therapy with primary re-excision or radiation therapy improves survival and local control after incomplete surgical excision of mast cell tumors in dogs. Vet Surg, 2014 Feb;43(2):182-9.

52. Montinaro V and Boston SE*. Tongue rotation for reconstruction after rostral hemiglossectomy for excision of a liposarcoma of the rostral quadrant of the tongue in a dog.” Can Vet J, 2013 Jun;54(6):591-4.

53. Montinaro V, Boston SE, Buracco P, Culp WTN, Romanelli G, Straw R, Ryan S. Clinical Outcome of 42 dogs with scapular tumors treated by scapulectomy: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO) Retrospective Study (1995-2010). Vet Surg. 2013 Nov;42(8):943-50.

54. Culp WT, Ehrhart N, Withrow SJ, Rebhun RB, Boston S, Buracco P, Reiter AM, Schallberger SP, Aldridge CF, Kent MS, Mayhew PD, Brown, DC. Results of surgical excision and evaluation of factors associated with survival time in dogs with lingual neoplasia: 97 cases (1995-2008). J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2013;242(10):1392-1397.

55. Oblak ML, Boston SE, Woods JP, Nykamp S. Comparison of concurrent imaging modalities in staging of dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma. Vet Comp Oncol. 2015;13(1):28-39.

56. Oblak M, Boston SE, Higginson G, Patten SG, Monteith GJ, Woods JP. The impact of pamidronate and chemotherapy on survival times in dogs with appendicular primary bone tumors treated with palliative radiation therapy. Vet Surg. 2012 Apr;41(3):430-435.

57. Malek S, Sinclair E, Hosgood G, Moens NMM, Bailey T, Boston SE. Clinical findings and prognostic factors for dogs undergoing cholecystectomy for gall bladder mucocele. Vet Surg. 2013 May;42(4):418-26.

58. Boston SE, Higginson G and Monteith G. Concurrent Splenic Mass and Right Atrial mass at Presentation in Dogs with Hemangiosarcoma: a Retrospective Study. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2011 Sep-Oct; 47(5):336-341.

59. Monteiro B, Boston SE, Monteith G. Factors Influencing Complete Tumor Excision of Mast Cells Tumors and Soft Tissue Sarcomas: a Retrospective Study in 100 Dogs. Can Vet J 2011 Nov (52):1209-1214.

60. Boston SE, Bacon NJ, Culp WTN, Bhandal J, Bruce C, Cavanaugh RP, Hamilton MH, Lincoln JD, Liptak JM, Scharvogel S. Outcome after repair of a sarcoma-related pathologic fracture in dogs: a Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology retrospective study. Vet Surg 2011 Jun;40(3):431-437.

61. Bhandal J and Boston SE. Pathologic Fracture in dogs with suspected or confirmed osteosarcoma. Vet Surg. 2011 Jun;40(4):423-430.

62. Boston SE, Singh A, Murphy K, Nykamp S. Osteosarcoma Masked by Osteomyelitis and Cellulitis in a Dog. Vet Comp Ortho Traumatol. 2010;23(5):366-371.

63. Boston SE, Barry M and O’Sullivan ML. Transtumoral plating as a novel method for a palliative limb spare and thromboembolism in a dog with a distal radial primary bone tumor. Can Vet J June 2011; 52:650-655.

64. Hayes G, Mathews K, Boston S, Dewey C. Low Central venous oxygen saturation is associated with with increased mortality in critically ill dogs. J Small Anim Pract 2011; 52:433-440.

65. Hayes G, Mathews K, Doig G, Kruth S, Boston S, Poljak Z, Nykamp S, Dewey C. The feline Acute Physiologic and Laboratory Evaluation (APPLE) Score: A severity of illness stratification system for hospitalized cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;25(1):26-38.

66. Hayes G, Mathews K, Doig G, Kruth S, Boston S, Poljak Z, Nykamp S, Dewey C. The Acute Physiologic and Laboratory Evaluation (APPLE) Score: A severity of illness stratification system for hospitalized dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;24(5):1034-47.

67. Dicks N and Boston SE. The use of an angularis oris axial pattern flap in a dog after resection of a multilobular osteochondroma of the hard palate. Can Vet J 2010. Nov 51(11):1274-8.

68. Singh A, Boston SE. Thymoma-associated exfoliative dermatitis and post-thymectomy myasthenia gravis in a cat. Can Vet J. 2010;51:753-756.

69. Boston SE. Craniectomy and Orbitectomy in Dogs and Cats. CVJ Oncology Corner. Can Vet J. 2010; 51:537-8.

70. Sakals SA, Gillick MS, Kerr ME, Boston, SE. Diagnosing the Etiology of Hypercalcemia in a Dog: a Case of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Vet Pathol. 2010 May;47(3):579-581.

71. Beaufrère H, Castillo F, Holmberg DL, Boston S, Smith DA, Taylor WM. Branchial Cysts in a Two Amazon Parrots (Amazona sp.) Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 24(1):46-57, 2010.

72. Webb AA, McMillan C, Cullen CL, Boston SE, Turnbull J, Berge A, Minassian MD. Lafora disease as a cause of visually exacerbated myoclonic attacks in a dog. Can Vet J 50(9):963-976;2009.

73. Boston SE, Duerr F, Bacon N,LaRue S, Ehrhart EJ, Withrow S. Intraoperative Radiation for limb sparing of the distal radius without transcarpal plating in five dogs. Vet Surg. 2007 Jun;36(4):314-23.

74. Boston SE, Moens NM, Martin DM. Idiopathic Chylopericardium in a Dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 Dec 15; 229(12) 1859-1961.

75. Munday, JS, Boston, SE, Owen MC, French, AF, Aberdein D. Lameness in a dog caused by thoracic wall invasion by a pulmonary neoplasm. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2006 Aug;53(6):288-92

76. Heng HG, Lowry JE, Boston S, Gabel C, Ehrhart N, Gulden SM. Smooth Muscle Neoplasia of the Urinary Bladder Wall in Three Dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2006 Jan-Feb;47(1):83-86.

77. Boston SE, Ehrhart NP, Dernell WS, Lafferty M, Withrow SJ. Evaluation of survival time in dogs with stage III osteosarcoma that undergo treatment. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 Jun 15;228(12):1905-8.

78. Webb JA, Boston SE, Armstrong JA et al. Lymphangiosarcoma associated primary lymphedema in a Bouvier des Flandres. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2004; 18:122-124.

79. Boston SE, Moens NMM, Kruth SA et al. Endoscopic evaluation of the gastroduodenal mucosa to determine the safety of short-term concurrent administration of meloxicam and dexamethasone in healthy dogs. Am J Vet Res 2003; 64(11): p1369-1375.

80. Boston SE, Wobeser G, Gillespie M. Consumption of Deoxynivalenol-Contaminated Wheat by Mallard Ducks Under Experimental Conditions. Journal of Wildlife Disease 1996;32(1):17-22.