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Charles Dickinson

Charles Dickinson

DVM MS

Veterinary Medicine

Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Courses:

 

- Large Animal Medicine & Surgery I & II

- Clinical Skills I, II & III
- Small Animal Medicine II

- Theriogenology

 

Biography:

 

Dr Dickinson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1988. After two years as an instructor with the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Colorado State, Dr Dickinson entered clinical practice as an associate veterinarian with Tri-State Large Animal Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He joined the staff at the Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a Clinical Fellow in large animal medicine and surgery in 1992. In 1996, Dr Dickinson completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Colorado State University, received the Master of Science degree in Clinical Sciences, and successfully completed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

 

Subsequently, Dr Dickinson joined the faculty at Colorado State as a clinical appointment, rotating as service chief on the equine medicine service at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In this capacity, Dr Dickinson spent nine years delivering specialized medical care in the academic referral setting, training veterinary students and house officers on the clinic floor, and actively engaging in clinical research.

 

Dr Dickinson joined the faculty at St Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the large animal clinical curriculum during the formative years of the program. More recently, as department head Dr Dickinson is focused on maintaining a high level of didactic and practical instruction by fostering faculty development, curricular revision, innovative teaching methods, and scholarly pursuit across the clinical disciplines.

Large Animal Internal Medicine with special interests in Equine Acute Abdomen, Neurology, and Neonatology

- Member of Phi Zeta 
- Several SCAVMA Teaching Awards

Scientific articles, book chapters and proceedings:


Darby B, Dickinson C, Gaskins L, & Hanna P. (2019). Prevalence of heartworm infection in the feral cat population of Grand Cayman. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055116919838083


Ismail ZAB, Dickinson CE: Alterations in coagulation parameters in dairy cows affected with acute mastitis caused by E coli and S aureas pathogens. Vet Res Commun (2010) 34:533-539.


Dickinson CE, Gould DH, Davidson AH, et al.  Hemolytic-uremic syndrome in a post-partum mare concurrent with encephalopathy in the neonatal foal. J. Vet. Diagn. Invest. 2008 Vol. 20, Number 2, 239-242


Farstvedt EG, Hendrickson DA, Dickinson CE, Spier, SJ: Treatment of suppurative facial cellulitis and panniculitis caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis in two horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 Apr 1;224(7):1139-42, 1112. 


Tillotson K, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE, Ellis RP, Morley PS, Hyatt DR, Magnuson RJ, Riddle WT, Salman MD:  Population-based study of fecal shedding of Clostridium perfringens in broodmares and foals.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 220(3):342-348 February 1, 2002.


East LM, Savage CJ, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE: Enterocolitis associated with Clostridium perfringens infection in neonatal foals: 54 cases (1988-1997).  J Am Vet Med Assoc 1998;212: 1751-1756.


East LM, Steyn PF, Dickinson CE, Frank AA: Occult osseous metastasis of a colonic adenocarcinoma visualized with technetium Tc 99m hydroxymethylene diphosphate scintigraphy in a horse.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 1998;213: 1167-1170.


Dickinson CE, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dargatz DA, Bennett DG, Knight AP: Rattlesnake venom poisoning in horses: 32 cases (1973-1993).  J Am Vet Med Assoc 1996;208:1866-1871.


Dickinson CE: Peritonitis. In Reed SM, Bayly WM, eds: Equine Internal Medicine 2nd Ed, pp941-949, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2004.


Dickinson CE, Lori DN: Diagnostic Workup for Weight Loss in the Geriatric Horse. Vet Clin Equine 18 (2002) 523-531.


Dickinson CE, Knight AP: Toxicology. In: Savage CJ, ed. Equine Medicine Secrets. pp77-88, Hanley and Belfuss Inc., Philadelphia, 1999.


Dickinson CE: Interpretation of equine clinical pathology data. Proceedings of the 28th Biennial Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Conference, pp 7-17.


Dickinson CE: Fluid therapy in equine medicine. Proceedings of the 28th Biennial Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Biannual Conference, pp 18-24.


Dickinson CE: Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Equine Medicine. Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Biannual Conference, pp 25-31.


Dickinson CE:  Equine Endoscopy; Proceedings of the 2007 Jackson Hole Veterinary Rendezvous, Jackson Wyoming, June 9-13, 2007, pp 261-273.


Dickinson CE:  Interpretation of Equine Clinical Laboratory Data; Proceedings of the 2007 Jackson Hole Veterinary Rendezvous, Jackson Wyoming, June 9-13, 2007, pp 275-286.


Dickinson CE:  Equine Endoscopy; Proceedings of the 26th Annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association Summer Meeting, Pierre, SD, June 2-5, 2007, pp 39-51.


Dickinson CE: Streptococcal Disease in Horses. Proceedings of the 65th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Colorado State University, January 2004, pp 101-109.


Dickinson CE:  Equine Endocrine-Metabolic Disease.  Proceedings of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Keystone, Colorado, September 2003. 


Dickinson CE: Transport and Competition Related Conditions. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Equine Program, Ft. Collins, CO, January 2002. 


Tillotson, K., Traub-Dargatz, J, Dickinson, C., Ellis, R., Morley, P., Hyatt, D., Magnuson, D., Bolte, D. and Salman, M.D.  The Effect of Metronidazole Treatment on Fecal Shedding of Clostridium perfringens by Neonatal Foals.  The 3rd Annual Phi Zeta Research Day of the Theta Chapter, January 26, 2002. 


Dickinson CE: Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions Causing Colic.  Equine Acute Abdomen, continuing education course for graduate veterinarians, December 2001.


Tillotson K, Traub-Dargatz, J, Dickinson, C, Ellis R, Morley P, Hyatt D, Magnuson R and Salman M.  Population-based study of fecal shedding of Clostridium perfringens in broodmares and foals.  Scientific Proceedings 2001 Phi Zeta Research Day.  Fort Collins CO, p 15, January 27, 2001.


Dennison, A., Tillotson, K., Traub-Dargatz, J., Ellis, R., Hyatt, D and Dickinson, C.  Exposure to, and fecal shedding of, Clostridium perfringens in 10 healthy foals.  44th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, p 1, November 1-6, 2001.


Dennison, A., Tillotson, K. Traub-Dargatz, J., Ellis, R., Hyatt, D., and Dickinson, C.  Age-Related Fecal Shedding of Clostridium perfringens in Healthy Foals.  Proceedings of the 82nd Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Abstract #107, November 11-13, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri. 


Dickinson CE: Envenomations.  Proceedings of the 18th ACVIM Forum, Seattle, Washington, May 2000; pp 158-160. 


Dickinson CE: Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Tests. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Equine Program, Ft. Collins, CO, January 2000; pp. 24-26.


Tillotson K, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE, et al.  Clostridial shedding in feces of broodmares and foals: An epidemiological investigation.  Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.  Breckenridge, CO August 2000; pp 569-572. 


Dickinson CE: Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions Causing Colic.  Equine Acute Abdomen, continuing education course for graduate veterinarians, December 1999.  


Dickinson CE: Equine Hyperlipidemia.  Proceedings of the 59th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, January 1998.


Dickinson CE:  Rattlesnake venom poisoning in the horse.  ACVIM Scientific Proceedings, 1995, pp. 577-578. 


Dickinson CE:  Rattlesnake venom poisoning in llamas.  Proceedings of the CSU Llama Conference, Colorado State University, 1995.


Abstracts:


Gould DH, Davidson AH, Dickinson CE, et al: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome and edema-like disease syndrome in a mare and foal associated with Escherichia coli 0103.  Proceedings of the 47th annual conference of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostitions, Greensboro, NC, October 21-25, 2004, pg 136. 


Plampin EC, Ellis RP, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE: Detection of Clostridium perfringens alpha, beta, and beta-2 toxins in foal feces. Proceedings of the 85th Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease, Chicago, Ill. November 14-16, 2004, pp 116.


McKay JT, Dennison A, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE, Ellis RP.  Real time, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction analysis of Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin from healthy and diseased horses isolates. Proceedings of the 85th Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease, Chicago, IL. November 14-16, 2004, pp 116.


Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE, Hyatt D, Tillotson KT Roach S, Dewell R, Plampin E, Thompson G, Morley PS, Salman M, Jang S, Ellis R P: Impact of intervention Strategies on fecal shedding of Clostridium perfringens by neonatal foals. International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 10 in Santiago Chile, Date November 17, 2003. CD-ROM.  


Hyatt D, Tillotson K, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE, Ellis R, Morley P, Salman M, Thompson G, Bolte D, Magnuson R:  Epidemiologic study of neonatal equine clostridial enterocolitis.  Proceedings 43rd Annual Meeting, American Association of Veterinary Diagnosticians (AAVLD) p 94, Birmingham, AL, October 21-25, 2000.


Tillotson K, Traub-Dargatz JL, Dickinson CE, et al.  Population-based study of fecal shedding of Clostridium perfringens in broodmares and foals.  Proceedings of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases.  Chicago, IL, November, 2000; abstract number 29.


Dickinson CE, Pearson EG, Smith BB, Lassen, ED: Characteristics of normal gastric first compartment fluid in New World camelids.  J Vet Intern Med, 1997; Vol.11, No. 2: p. 137.


Dickinson CE, Pearson EG, Smith BB, Lassen, ED: Characteristics of normal peritoneal fluid in New World camelids.  J Vet Intern Med, 1997; Vol.11, No. 2: p. 137.


Dickinson CE, Traub-Dargatz JL, Walton RM, Hamar DW, Fettman MJ: In vitro effects of prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) venom on equine whole blood.  J Vet Intern Med, 1997; Vol.11, No. 2: p 104.


Posters:


Traub-Dargatz, J.L.; Dickinson, C.E.; Hyatt, D.; Tillotson K.T.; Roach, S.; Dewell, R.; Plampin, E.; Thompson, G.; Morley, P.S., Salman, M.; Jang, S., Ellis, R. P.: Impact of intervention Strategies on fecal shedding of Clostridium perfringens by neonatal foals. International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 10 in Santiago Chile, Date November 17, 2003. CD-ROM


Dickinson CE, Tillotson K, Traub-Dargatz JL: Clostridium perfringens in the feces of broodmares and foals in the general population. CVMA, Diagnostic Laboratory Booth. Steamboat Springs, CO, United States, September 10, 2001.

Zootoxicology with emphasis on clostridial diseases, envenomations, antitoxin research and development 

Continuing education, scientific presentations and seminars 

Interpretation of equine clinical pathology data. Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Biannual Conference. 2 hours, November 5, 2014. 


Fluid therapy in equine medicine. Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Biannual Conference. 1 hour, November 5, 2014.

 

Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Equine Medicine. Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Biannual Conference, 1 hour, November 5, 2014.


Development of a polyvalent antivenom for the treatment of rattlesnake venom poisoning in horses. Faculty Seminar, July 2010.


Clinical pathology of rattlesnake venom poisoning in horses. Faculty Seminar, St Matthews University, November 2008. 


A hemolytic-uremic syndrome in a post-partum mare concurrent with encephalopathy in the neonatal foal.  Faculty Seminar, St. Matthews University, March 2008.


Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome:  Animal Medical Center of the Rockies, Gillette, Wyoming, June 14, 2007.


Equine Endoscopy:  Jackson Hole Veterinary Rendezvous, Wyoming and Idaho State Veterinary Medical Associations, Jackson, Wyoming, June 12, 2007.


Interpretation of Equine Clinical Laboratory Data:  Jackson Hole Veterinary Rendezvous, Wyoming and Idaho State Veterinary Medical Associations, Jackson, Wyoming, June 12, 2007. 


Equine Endoscopy:  South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association Summer Meeting, Pierre, SD, June 5, 2007.


Weakness in Newborn Foals:  South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association District 4 Winter Meeting, Rapid City, South Dakota, January 27, 2007.


Equine Streptococcal Diseases:  65th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Colorado State University, January 12, 2004. 


Equine Endocrine-Metabolic Diseases:  Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Convention, Keystone, Colorado, September 2003.


Transport and Competition Related Conditions of Performance Horses:  Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Equine program, January 2003.


Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions Causing Colic: Equine Acute Abdomen, continuing education course for graduate veterinarians, December 1999, 2001, 2003.


Laboratory for Equine Acute Abdomen, continuing education course for graduate veterinarians.  Intravenous catheterization, abdominocentesis, rectal palpation, cecal trocharization, blood collection techniques.  December 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003.


Interpretation of Clinical Laboratory Tests: Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Equine program, January 2001.


Envenomations: ACVIM Forum, Seattle, Washington, May 2000.


Diagnosis and Treatment of Medical Conditions Causing Colic:  Equine Acute Abdomen, continuing education course for graduate veterinarians, December 1999.


Proposal for the Research and Development of Biologicals for the Prevention of Necrotizing Enteric Clostridiosis in Horses:  Authors: Charles Dickinson, Josie L. Traub-Dargatz, Robert P. Ellis; presented to officers of a private pharmaceutical company, November 16, 1999.


Equine Hyperlipidemia:  59th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, January 1998.


Rattlesnake Venom Poisoning in Horses:  Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association District Meeting, Bridgeport, Nebraska, April 1997.


Equine Protozoal Myelitis:  Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association District Meeting, Bridgeport, Nebraska, April 1997.


Characteristics of normal peritoneal fluid in New World camelids:  Abstract, 15th Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, May 1997, Orlando, Florida.


Characteristics of normal fore stomach fluid in New World camelids:  Abstract, 15th Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, May 1997, Orlando, Florida.


In vitro effects of prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) venom on equine whole blood: Abstract, 15th Annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, May 1997, Orlando, Florida.


In vitro effects of prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) venom on equine whole blood: Colorado State University, Department of Clinical Sciences graduate seminar, March 1996.


Laboratory for Equine Acute Abdomen, continuing education course for graduate veterinarians.  Intravenous catheterization, abdominocentesis, rectal palpation, cecal trocharization, blood collection techniques, December 1996.


Rattlesnake venom poisoning in the horse:  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies, May 1995.


Rattlesnake venom poisoning in the horse:  American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Orlando, Florida, May 1995.


Rattlesnake venom poisoning in llamas:  Llama Conference, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 1995.


Hematological, biochemical, and morphologic changes associated with rattlesnake venom poisoning in large animals:  Colorado State University, Department of Clinical Sciences graduate seminar, February 1995.


Rattlesnake venom poisoning in the horse:  56th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, January 1995.


A retrospective study of rattlesnake venom poisoning in the horse:  Colorado State University, Department of Clinical Sciences graduate seminar, March 1994.

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