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 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, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dr. Jeffrey Watkins received his BS in Veterinary Science as
well as his DVM from Kansas State University. He later received his
MS from Texas A&M University. 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, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Dr. Ashlee Watts completed her DVM at Colorado State University
and her PhD at Cornell University. 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, DVM, DACVS-LA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Kati Glass received her DVM from Texas A&M University
where she also completed her residency in large animal surgery. 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, DVM
Veterinary Resident Instructor
Dr. Dustin 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 from the University of
Georgia, where he also completed an internship before beginning his
surgical residency at Texas A&M University.