Professor, Small Animal Medicine,
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Office Location: WCVM 2444
- DVM, Cornell University
- Internship, University of Minnesota
- Medicine Residency, University of California — Davis
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Teaching and Clinical Areas
Dr. Taylor is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and works as a staff internist in the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Medical Centre.
Dr. Taylor moved to Canada to join the WCVM staff in 1985. Her professional interests include neurology, respiratory medicine and infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
Dr. Taylor's areas of active research include medical, neuromuscular and neurological problems affecting canine athletes (sled dogs, field trial retrievers and working border collies). She is actively investigating the inherited disorder, exercise induced collapse (EIC) in Labrador retrievers and a similar disorder in border collies (border collie collapse or BCC).
As well, Dr. Taylor is studying a distinct partial seizure disorder (atypical epilepsy, paroxysmal dyskinesia) in Labrador retrievers and focal seizure disorders manifesting with autonomic signs in all breeds.
- Taylor SM, Minor K, Shmon CL, Shelton GD, Patterson EE, Mickelson JR. Border Collie Collapse: Owner survey results and veterinary description of video-recorded episodes, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, in press, 2014.
- Taylor SM, Shmon CL, Su L, Epp T, Minor K, Mickelson JR, Patterson EE, Shelton GD. Evaluation of dogs with Border collie collapse, including response to two standardized strenuous exercise protocols. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, in press, 2014.
- Osinchuk S, Taylor, SM, Shmon C, Pharr J, Campbell J. Comparison between core body temperatures measured telemetrically using the Cor-Temp ingestible temperature sensor and rectal temperature in healthy Labrador retrievers. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 55: 939-45, 2014.
- Furrow E., Minor KM, Taylor SM, Mickelson JR, Patterson EE. Relationship Between Dynamin-1 Mutation Status and Phenotype in 109 Labrador Retrievers with Recurrent Collapse During Exercise. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 242 (6): 786-791, 2013.
- Minor KM, Patterson EE, Keating MK, Gross SD, Ekenstedt KJ, TaylorSM, Mickelson JR. Presence and Impact of the Exercise-Induced Collapse Associated DNM1 Mutation in Labrador Retrievers and Other Breeds. The Veterinary Journal, 189(2), pages 214-219,2012.
- Beggs AH, Böhm J, Snead E, Kozlowski M, Maurer M, Minor K, Childers MK, Taylor SM, Hitte C, Mickelson, JR, Guo LT, Mizisin AP, Buj-Bello A, Tiret L, Laporte J, Shelton GD. MTM1 Mutation Associated with X-linked Myotubular Myopathy in Labrador Retrievers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(33): 14697-14702, 2010.
- Cosford KM, Taylor SM. Exercise intolerance in Retrievers. Veterinary Medicine 105(2): 64-75, 2010.
- Taylor SM, Shmon CL, Adams VJ, Mickelson JR, Patterson EE, Shelton GD. Evaluations of Labrador Retrievers with Exercise Induced Collapse, Including Response to a Standardized Strenuous Exercise Protocol. Journal of American Animal Hospital Association, 45: 3-13, 2009.
- Patterson EE, Minor KM, Tchernatynskaia AV, Taylor SM, Shelton GD, Ekenstedt KJ, Mickelson JR. A Canine Dynamin 1 Mutation is Highly Associated with the Syndrome of Exercise-Induced Collapse. Nature Genetics, Nature Genetics, 40(10): 1235-1239, 2008.
- Taylor SM, Shmon CL, Shelton GD, Patterson EE, Minor K., Mickelson JR.. Exercise Induced Collapse of Labrador Retrievers: Clinical Description of the Syndrome and Preliminary Investigation of Heritability. Journal of American Animal Hospital Association, 44: 295-301,2008
- Cosford, KM, Taylor SM, Thompson L, Shelton GD. A New Inherited Myopathy in a Young Labrador Retriever. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 49(4): 393-397. 2008.
Books and Book Chapters
- Taylor SM. 2014. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats-3rd edition. Edited by Cote E., Collapse.
- Taylor SM. 2014. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats-3rd edition. Edited by Cote E., Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador retrievers (EIC).
- Taylor SM. 2014. Small Animal Internal Medicine - 5th edition. Edited by Nelson RW and Cuoto CG. Neuromuscular Disorders Chapters (10), Joint Disease Chapters (2).
- Taylor SM, 2014. Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline (6th edition). Edited by Tilley LP. and Smith FW. Exercise-Induced Weakness/Collapse in Labrador Retrievers.
- Taylor, SM, 2014. Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline (6th edition). Edited by Tilley LP. and Smith FW. Meningitis/Menigoencephalitis/Meningomyelitis
- Taylor SM. 2010. Small Animal Clinical Techniques. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.