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Equine Orthopedics

For large animal appointments call (979) 845-3541 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
Equine Orthopedics

Our Service

Our Orthopedic Surgery Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides state-of-the-art care for equine patients treating injuries to bones, joints, and their supporting structures. Each year, we see over 1,000 patients with orthopedic conditions, approximately half of which are new patients. Our Service is led by outstanding clinical surgery faculty, residents in surgical training, and veterinary technicians and we work side by side with the Equine Lameness Service and Diagnostic Imaging Center to ensure that our patients receive the most comprehensive care available. We are dedicated to providing the best medicine and surgical expertise for your horse to ensure they have the best quality of life.

Referral appointments can be made with the Orthopedic Surgery Service by contacting the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Monday through Friday at 979-845-3541.

Our Team

Our faculty members are leaders in the field of veterinary orthopedics, and are committed to excellence in clinical service and scientific research. They provide clinical and classroom instruction to veterinary students, interns, and residents preparing for careers in private practice or at other academic institutions. In addition, our faculty members contribute to improving the practice of orthopedic surgery through consultations and continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians and the authorship of scientific manuscripts and surgical texts.


Jeffrey Watkins

Jeffrey Watkins, DVM, MS, DACVS


Dr. Watkins received his BS in Veterinary Science in 1978 and his DVM from Kansas State University in 1980.  He later received his MS from Texas A&M University in 1984.  His scholarly interests include equine fracture management, intramedullary interlocking nail fixation, fracture biomechanics, biomaterials, implant design and testing, arthrodesis techniques, management of infection, and orthopedic applications of stem cell therapy.

Ashlee Watts

Ashlee Watts, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Watts completed her DVM at Colorado State University in 2003, and her PhD at Cornell University in 2012.  Her scholarly interests include comparative orthopedics, cartilage and tendon repair, stem cell biology, stem cell therapy, gene therapy, osteoarthritis prevention, and regenerative medicine.

Kati Glass

Kati Glass, DVM, DACVS-LA

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Glass received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She completed her residency in large animal surgery at Texas A&M in 2016. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her special interests include equine sports medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, and orthopedics.
Dustin Major

Dustin Major, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Major received a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies for Business in Spanish from Wofford College, and completed his veterinary school prerequisites at the College of Charleston.  He received his DVM in 2013 from the University of Georgia, where he also completed an internship before beginning his surgical residency at Texas A&M.  Dr. Major is from Ridge Spring, South Carolina.  He enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and camping with his mixed dog, Lucia.  He would love to visit the beautiful mountains of China one day.  He is a huge University of Georgia fan, and is happy to still be representing a school in the SEC!

Gail Broussard

Veterinary Technician