New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Professor, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Chief, Section of Emergency & Critical Care, Ryan Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Specialties: Emergency Services,
Research Areas: Emergency medicine, Respiratory,

Contact Information:
Section of Veterinary Critical Care
Department of Clinical Studies – Philadelphia
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3850 Spruce Street

Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Silverstein DC, Wininger F, Shofer F, King LG. Doppler blood pressures in critically ill cats: Relationship with survival and response to therapy Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 232: 893-897, 2008.

Silverstein DC. Intravenous solutions: should I worry about osmolarity? Veterinary Medicine : 424, 2006.

Costello MF, Fletcher DJ, Silverstein DC, Drobatz KJ, and collaborators from Tufts University, the University of California at Davis, Colorado State University, and The Animal Medical Center. “Adrenal Insufficiency in Feline Sepsis.” Thirty-fifth Critical Care Congress for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA : , 2006.

Bergh MS, Silverstein D. What is your diagnosis? Collapse and tachypnea in a 5-month-old puppy. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association : 1, 2006.

Silverstein DC, Drobatz KJ. “Clinical evaluation of the respiratory tract" “Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat,” 6th Ed. : 1206-1217, 2005.

Silverstein DC, Aldrich J, Haskins S, Drobatz K, Cowgill L. Assessment of changes in blood volume in response to resuscitative fluid administration in dogs Journal of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care 15: 185-192, 2005.

Silverstein DC. “Pleural space disease” “Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats,”1st Ed, : Chapter 8, pp 49-52, 2004.

Silverstein DC, Carmichael P, Wang P, O’Malley T, Haskins M, Giger U. Mucopolysaccharidosis VII in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association : 553-557, 2004.

Boller M, Drobatz KJ, Silverstein DC. “Evaluation of the Influence of Operator Experience on Blood Pressure Values Measured by the Doppler Technique in Conscious Cats.” Ninth International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, New Orleans, LA : , 2003.

BS (Biology & Philosophy) Emory University, 1993

DVM University of Georgia, 1997

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA (1998 to 2001)
Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1997 to 1998)
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery