About the Author
James A. Orsini is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a faculty member for more than 35 years. Dr. Orsini teaches in multiple disciplines, including both basic and clinical courses throughout the professional curriculum. He has co-edited four editions of Equine Emergencies - an Elsevier book and one of the health sciences' best-selling equine publications. In addition, he has authored several hundred papers, book chapters, abstracts and proceedings. Nora S. Grenager is a specialist in internal medicine and has more than ten years of clinical experience. Dr. Grenager has written, edited, and authored books, peer-reviewed papers, and chapters, and has a real-world view of veterinary medicine as a clinical and academic professional. Alexander de Lahunta graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 1951 and the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1958. From 1958-1960 he joined the mixed animal practice of Drs. Carol and George Cilley in Concord, NH. He returned to the Department of Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1960 for graduate study, where he was awarded a PhD in 1963 and appointed assistant professor at that time. Dr. de Lahunta spent 42 years on that faculty and retired in 2005. In the mid-1960s he organized and personally ran a consulting service for clinical neurology in the Teaching Hospital, as well as organized and taught a vertically oriented course in veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology to first year students. For varying periods he has taught gross anatomy, embryology, applied anatomy and neuropathology. Dr. de Lahunta also received the ACVIM Robert Kirk Award. Dr. Kirk was his teacher as a student and mentor as a faculty member.