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Jeffrey Watkins

Professor of Large Animal Surgery

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Phone: (979) 845-3541

Mailstop: 4475

Department: VLCS

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  • M.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1984
  • D.V.M. , Kansas State University 1980
  • B.S. Veterinary Science, Kansas State Univeristy 1978


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 4667

Scholarly Interests

Orthopedic Surgery. Equine fracture management including: intramedullary interlocking nail fixation; fracture biomechanics; biomaterials; implant design and testing; arthrodesis techniques; management of infection; and orthopedic applications of stem cell therapy.


Plate fixation for management of plantar instability of the distal tarsus / proximal metatarsus in 5 horses
McCormick JD, Watkins, JP
Vet Surg . 2014
In vitro biomechanical comparison of a Dynamic Compression Plate with a Locking Compression Plate for equine metacarpophalangeal arthrodesis
McCormick JD, Watkins JP, Thompson JA, Bissett WT, Baker ST, Moreno M, Hildebrandt AA
Double plate fixation for the management of proximal interphalangeal joint instability in 30 horses (1987-2015)
*McCormick JD, Watkins JP
Eq Vet J.

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