Dr. Bryden J. Stanley is Associate Professor and Head of Surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 1982 from Murdoch University, Australia. Following a short stint in private practice, she completed an internship at Murdoch and a surgical registrarship at the University of Sydney. From 1987 to 1990, Bryden completed an ACVS surgery residency and master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Dr. Stanley’s first faculty appointment was at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland but she has been at Michigan State University since 1999. Stanley’s clinical interests are in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly upper respiratory, wound management and cutaneous reconstructive techniques. Stanley runs two research labs – in upper respiratory diseases and wound healing – for which she runs numerous studies and clinical trials. Her current upper respiratory studies are laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy in Labradors and Newfoundlands, Norwich terrier upper airway syndrome and the brachycephalic upper airway. Her current wound healing studies are in incisional negative pressure wound therapy, amniotic membranes and honey-based products. She publishes frequently, has received many teaching awards and lectures widely at a national and international level.