Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University

jgbarrett@vt.edu
(703) 771-6800

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Regenerative Medicine Service

Dr. Barrett is the Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Cornell University in 2002 and a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Yale University in 1999. Prior to joining the center, she conducted a residency in equine surgery at the University of Illinois in Urbana, held an orthopedic postdoctoral research position at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Barrett joined the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center’s faculty in August 2007 and achieved Diplomate status through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008 and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the Phi Zeta Honor Society. She is a founding director of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association and currently serves as secretary.

Her research interests include tendon, ligament, and cartilage healing, stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies, and tissue regeneration. She established the Regenerative Medicine Service at the EMC, which offers stem cell treatment and platelet rich plasma therapy to patients at the EMC and beyond. Her clinical interests include lameness, diagnostic imaging, orthopedic surgery, and emergency surgery.

Selected Publications:

  • Everett EK, Barrett JG, Morelli J, DeVita R. In vitro biomechanical testing of a novel suture pattern for repair of equine tendon lacerations. Veterinary Surgery 2011, in press.
  • Stewart AA; Barrett JG; Byron CR; Yates AC; Durgam SS; Evans RB; Stewart MC. Comparison of equine tendon-, muscle-, and bone marrow–derived cells cultured on tendon matrix. American Journal of Veterinary Research, Volume 70, Number 6, Pages 750-7, June 2009.
  • Barrett JG, White NA. Introduction to equine tendon injury. Proceedings of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, 2008.
  • Barrett J.G., Sample S.J., McCarthy J., Kalscheur V.L., Muir P., Prokuski L., Effect of short-term treatment with alendronate on ulnar bone adaptation to cyclic fatigue loading in rats. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Volume 25, Number 8, Pages 1070-7, 2007.
  • Muir P., Sample S.J., Barrett J.G., McCarthy J., Vanderby R., Markel M.D., Prokuski L.J., Kalscheur V.L., Effect of fatigue loading and associated matrix microdamage on bone blood flow and interstitial fluid flow, Bone, Volume 40, Pages 948-56, 2007.
  • Barrett J.G., Manley P.A., Colopy S.A., Hao Z., Graf B.K., Muir P. Inflammatory Changes in Ruptured Canine Cranial and Human Anterior Cruciate Ligaments, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Volume 66, Number 12, Pages 2073-80, 2005.
  • Da Costa Gomez T.M., Barrett J.G., Sample S.J., Radtke C.L., Kalscheur V.L., Lu Y., Markel M.D., Santschi E.M., Scollay M.C., Muir P. Up-regulation of Site-Specific Remodeling without Accumulation of Microcracking and Loss of Osteocytes, Bone, Volume 37, Pages 16-24, 2005.
  • Colopy S.A., Benz-Dean J., Barrett J.G., Sample S.J., Lu Y., Danova N.A., Kalscheur V.L., Vanderby R. Jr., Markel M.D., Muir P., Response of the Osteocyte Syncytium Adjacent to and Distant from Linear Microcracks During Adaptation to Cyclic Fatigue Loading, Bone, Volume 35, Pages 881-91, 2004.