Ivan Sosa

PhD student
Residency Program – Cardiology
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Expected year of graduation: 2016
Major advisor: Amara Estrada



  • DVM, Degree in Veterinary Medicine in the University of Zaragoza, Spain. 2002-2007
  • Small Animal Internship in the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. 2009

Research Interests

Stem Cells and Gene therapy in Doberman Pinschers with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Selected Publications

  • Sonographic evaluation of Resistive Index and Pulsatility Index and its pathologic correlation in canine abdominal lymph nodes. Saul Prieto, Pablo Gómez-Ochoa, Ivan Sosa, Guillermo Couto. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2009, pp 525-529.
  • Ultrasonographic appearance of the intravascular transit of agitated saline in normal dogs following ultrasound guided percutaneous splenic injection. Pablo Gómez-Ochoa, Francisco Llabrés-Diaz, Ivan Sosa, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, Vol. 51, No 5, 2010, pp 523-526.
  • Use of transsplenic injection of agitated saline and heparinized blood for the ultrasonographic diagnosis of macroscopic portosystemic shunts in dogs. Gómez-Ochoa P, Llabrés-Díaz F, Ruiz S, Sosa I, Couto GC. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2011 Jan-Feb;52(1):103-6.
  • Doppler Abdominal Ultrasound in Small Animas: Fundamentals and clinical applications, on the book “Ultrasound imaging”. ISBN 978-953-307-279-1

Selected Presentations

  • Ebstein’s anomaly and Mitral dysplasia in a puppy of Siberian Husky, SEVC (Southern European Veterinary Conference), Barcelona, Spain, 2008
  • Endoluminal Valvuloplasty as a palliative treatment for Pulmonic Stenosis in a Tetralogy Of Fallot, SEVC (Southern European Veterinary Conference), Barcelona, Spain, 2008
  • Supravalvular aortic stenosis secondary to aortic dissection, SEVC (Southern European Veterinary Conference), Barcelona, Spain, 2009
  • Gallbladder torsion due to congenital disease: Floating gallbladder,  SEVC (Southern European Veterinary Conference), Barcelona, Spain, October 2009

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.


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