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Jeffrey Watkins

Professor of Large Animal Surgery


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.


Double plate fixation for the management of proximal interphalangeal joint instability in 30 horses (1987-2015)
*McCormick JD, Watkins JP
Eq Vet J. 2017 49:211-215.
Intramedullary, Interlocking Nail Fixation of Humeral Fractures in Twenty-Seven Horses less than One Year of Age (1999-2013)
Glass KG, Watkins, JP
Veterinary Surgery. 2016 45(6):.
Intramedullary, Interlocking Nail and Plate Fixation of Humeral Fractures in Fifteen Horses less than One Year of Age (1999-2013)
Glass KG, Watkins JP
Veterinary Surgery. 2016 45(6):.
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

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