Robert Hardie, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Clinical Professor

Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 4158

Robert Hardie, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, Clinical Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Professor of Small Animal Surgery
  2. Asssociate Dean of Professional Programs, 2015-2020
  3. Clinical Associate Professsor Small Animal Surgery, 2008-2017
  4. Clinical Asssistant Professor Small Animal Surgery, 2000-2008
  5. Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons 1998
  6. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1997
  7. Residency in Small Animal Surgery, Cornell University 1992-1995
  8. Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Minnesota 1991-1992
  9. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia 1987-1991


Dr. Hardie's research and cliniical interests include feline renal transplantation, canine chylothorax, and canine laryngeal paralysis, and surgical education. 


Dr. Hardie's responsibilities include performing soft-tissue surgery within the veterinary teaching hospital, training of surgical residents, clinical teaching of fourth-year veterinary students, didactic and laboratory teaching of fundamentals of surgery and gastrointestinal surgery for second and third-year veterinary students, course coordinator for third-year surgical training course, and continuing education for practicing veterinarians.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hardie's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and urogenital surgery.

Recent Publications

  1. Hardie RJ, Schmiedt CW, Shessel BE, Gendron K, Rissi D, Moss L, Boesl A. Nephrocystostomy Technique for Ureteral Bypass in Cats. Veterinary Surgery 50:48, 2021  
  2. Byer BJ, Hardie RJ, McAnulty JF.  Retroperitoneal fibrosis as a postoperative complication following renal transplantation in cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2021 May 21:1098612X211018976. doi: 10.1177/1098612X211018976.      
  3. Bosscher G, Loeber S, Hardie RJ. Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis of the Caudal Thoracic Duct to Intercostal Vein in a Canine Cadaver Model. Veterinary Surgery 50:207-212, 2021
  4. Mickelson MA, Hardie RJ, Hespel A, Dreyfus J. Evaluation of a Vascular Coupling Device for End-to-Side Arterial and Venous Anastomosis for Feline Kidney Transplantation.  Veterinary Surgery 50:213-222, 2021
  5. Evans N, Hardie RJ, Walker J, Bach J. Temporary Abdominal Packing for management of persistent hemorrhage after hepatic tumor resection in 3 dogs.  J Vet Emer Crit Care 29(5):535-541, 2019
  6. Sapora J, Hardie RJ, Evans N. The use of a subcutaneous ureteral bypass device for treatment of bilateral proximal ureteral injury in a 9-month-old cat. J Fel Med Surg 5(1):1-6, 2019
  7. Radkey D, Hardie RJ, Smith L. A comparison of the effects of alfaxalone and propofol with and without acepromazine and butorphanol on laryngeal function and quality of examination in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg 45(3):241-249, 2018
  8. Sample S, Hardie RJ, Webb J, Stein J. Evaluation of Translaryngeal Percutaneous Arytenoid Lateralization (TPAL) in dogs with experimentally created laryngeal paralysis.  Res Vet Sci. 117:239-245, 2018
  9. Budgeon C, Hardie RJ, McAnulty JFM. Use of a Carrel Patch Technique for Feline Renal Transplantation. Veterinary Surgery 46(8):1139-1144, 2017
  10. Csomos R, Hardie RJ, Waller K, McAnulty JF. The Efficacy of Ultra-Short Cold Preservation on Immediate Function of Feline Renal Transplants. Am J Vet Res 78(3):330-339, 2017
  11. Hardie RJ, Sheehan NK. Lateral thoracic approach for thoracic duct cannulation and lymphatic fluid collection in a feline model.  Laboratory Animal 50(5):390-396, 2016
  12. Hardie RJ.  Translaryngeal Percutaneous Arytenoid Lateralization technique: a canine cadaver model.  J Vet Emerg Crit Care 26(5):659-63, 2016  
  13. Sutherland B, McAnulty J, Hardie RJ.  Ureteral Papilla Implantation as a Technique for Neoureterocystostomy in Cats Undergoing Renal Transplantation: 30 Cases, Veterinary Surgery 45(4):443-9, 2016
  14. Danielson KC, Hardie RJ, McAnulty JF. Short Term Donor Morbidity Associated with Two Ureteral Harvest Techniques for Clinical Renal Transplantation in Cats. Veterinary Surgery 44: 914-919, 2015
  15. Hardie RJ, Lewallen J. Custom orthotic boot for the management of distal extremity and pad wounds in three dogs. Veterinary Surgery 42:678-682, 2013
  16. Brooks AC, Hardie RJ. Use of the Subcutaneous Pleuralport Device for Management of Chronic Pleural Effusions in the Dog and Cat. Veterinary Surgery 40: 935-941, 2011
  17. Hardie RJ, Gunby JM, Bjorling DE, Arytenoid Lateralization for the Treatment of Laryngeal Paralysis in 10 Cats. Veterinary Surgery 38:445-51, 2009
  18. Hardie RJ, Schmiedt C, Phillips L, McAnulty JF. Ureteral Papilla Implantation as a Technique for Neoureterocystostomy in Cats. Veterinary Surgery 34:393-398, 2005
  19. Hayashi K, Sicard G, Gellasch K, Frank JD, Schmiedt CS, Hardie RJ, McAnulty JF. Cisterna Chyli Ablation with Thoracic Duct Ligation for Chylothorax: Results in 8 dogs. Veterinary Surgery 34:519-23, 2005
  20. Lipscomb V, Hardie RJ, Dubielzig RR. Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Twelve Dogs Caused by Pulmonary Blebs and Bulla. J Am Animal Hosp Assoc 39:435-445, 2003
  21. GK Sicard, RJ Hardie, K Hayashi, T DaCosta Gomez, DE Bjorling, JF McAnulty. The Use of a Somatostatin Analogue (Octreotide) for the Treatment of Idiopathic Chylothorax in Dogs and Cats. Veterinary Surgery 32: 496, 2003
  22. Hardie RJ, Flanders JA, Schmidt P, Credille KM, Pedrick TP, Short CE. Biomechanical and Histological Evaluation of a Laparoscopic Stapled Gastropexy in Dogs. Veterinary Surgery 25: 127-133, 1996