Robert Hardie, DVM, DECVS, ACVS, Clinical Professor

Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 4158

Robert Hardie, DVM, DECVS, ACVS, Clinical Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences

  2. Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons 1998
  3. Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1997
  4. Residency in Small Animal Surgery, Cornell University 1992-1995
  5. Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Minnesota 1991-1992
  6. DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia 1987-1991
  7. BS Biology, Berry College 1983-1987


Dr. Hardie's research interests include investigating the underlying etiology and treatment of perianal fistula in dogs, developing new techniques for ureteral implantation for kidney transplantation in cats, and the use of somatostatin for treatment of chylothorax in cats and dogs.


Dr. Hardie's responsibilities include clinical service (soft tissue surgery) within the veterinary teaching hospital, training of surgical residents, clinical teaching of fourth year veterinary students, didactic lectures on 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, reconstructive surgery, and urogenital surgery.

Recent Publications

  1. Hardie RJ, Gunby JM, Bjorling DE, Arytenoid Lateralization for the Treatment of Laryngeal Paralysis in 10 Cats. Veterinary Surgery 38:445-51, 2009
  2. Sumner J, Hardie RJ, Ploeg R. Surgical Management of Congenital Lobar Emphysema in a Dog. Australian Veterinary Journal 86: 440-442, 2008
  3. McAnulty JF, Hardie RJ, Waller K. The Efficacy of Ultra-Short Cold Preservation on Immediate Function of Feline Renal Transplants. Veterinary Surgery, in review
  4. House AK, Guitian J, Gregory SP, Hardie RJ. Evaluation of the Effect of Two Dose Rates of Cyclosporine on the Severity of Perianal Fistulae Lesions and Associated Clinical Signs in Dogs. Veterinary Surgery 35:543-9, 2006
  5. Paoloni MC, Adams WM, Dubielzig RR, Kurzman I, Vail DM, Hardie RJ. Comparison of Results of Computed Tomography and Radiography with Histopathologic Findings in Tracheobronchial Lymph Nodes in Dogs with Primary Lung Tumors: 14 cases (1999-2002). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228:1718-22, 2006
  6. Hardie RJ, Schmiedt C, Phillips L, McAnulty JF. Ureteral Papilla Implantation as a Technique for Neoureterocystostomy in Cats. Veterinary Surgery 34:393-398, 2005
  7. Colopy-Poulsen SA, Danova NA, Hardie RJ, Muir P. Management of Obstipation in Cats Secondary to Pelvic Fractures. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 27:662-669, 2005
  8. 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
  9. Hardie RJ, Gregory SP, Tomlin J, Sturgeon C, Lipscomb V, Ladlow J. Cyclosporine Treatment of Perianal Fistula in 26 Dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice 46: 2005
  10. McGrath H, Hardie RJ, Davis E. Use of the Flank Approach for Ovariohysterectomy in Small Animals. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 26:922-931, 2004
  11. Hayashi K, Hardie RJ. The Use of Cystostomy Tubes in Small Animals. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 25:928-935, 2003
  12. 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. Presented at the ACVS meeting, Washington D.C., October 9-12, 2003. Veterinary Surgery 32: 496, 2003
  13. Paoloni MC, Dubielzig RR, O'Brien RT, Forrest LJ, Adams WM, Helfand SC, Vail DM, Hardie RJ. The Use of Computed Tomography for Assessment of Tracheobronchial Lymph Nodes in Dogs with Primary Lung Tumors. Presented at the ECVS meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, July 12, 2003. Veterinary Surgery 32:298, 2003
  14. House A, Guitian J, Gregory S, Hardie RJ. Evaluation of Two Doses of Cyclosporine for the Treatment of Canine Anal Furunculosis. Proceeding of the BSAVA Congress, April 3-6, 2003
  15. 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
  16. Boland LE, Hardie RJ, Gregory SP, Lamb CR. Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Drainage as the Primary Treatment for Prostatic Abscesses and Cysts in Dogs. J Am Animal Hosp Assoc 39:151-159, 2003
  17. Patricelli A, Hardie RJ, McAnulty JF. Cyclosporine and Ketoconozole for the Treatment of Perianal Fistula in Dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 220(7):1009-16,2002.
  18. Hardie RJ, Petrus D. Lymphatic System. In: Slatter ed., Textbook of Small Animal Surgery Third edition, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, Chapter 71, pages 1063-1078
  19. Ladlow J, Hardie RJ. Cricopharyngeal Achalasia in the Dog. Compendium of Continuing Education for the Pract Veterinarian 22: 750-755, 2000
  20. Bailey J, Freeman LJ, Hardie RJ. Veterinary Endosurgery. In: Bojrab, ed. Techniques in Small Animal Surgery. Fourth edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1998, Chapter 42, pages 729-742
  21. 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
  22. Hardie RJ, Linn KA, Rendano VT. Spinal Meningeal Cyst in a Dog: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 32: 477-80, 1996