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Linda A. Dahlgren

Linda A. Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

Associate Professor
Large Animal Surgery
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
 
e-mail: lad11@vt.edu
Capsule Biography (PDF)


Education

2003 Ph.D., Comparative Biomedical Science
Cornell University
1996 Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
1989 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
1985 A.B., Biology
Bowdoin College

Board Certification

1997 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Research Interests

  • Tendon biology and healing
  • Wound healing
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Mesenchymal stem cells

Professional Experience

2011-present Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
2004-2011 Assistant Professor, Large Animal Surgery
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
2002-2004 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory
Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
2003 Consulting Equine Surgeon
Department of Clinical Sciences
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, Mississippi
1997-2002 PhD Candidate
Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory
Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
1995-1997 Instructor, Equine Surgery
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
1992-1995 Resident in Equine Surgery
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
1992 Intern in Equine Medicine and Surgery
Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital
Snohomish, Washington
1991 Intern in Equine Medicine and Surgery
Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center
Los Olivos, California
1990-1991 Associate Veterinarian, Large Animal Clinic
Oak Harbor, Washington
1989-1990 Intern in Equine Medicine and Surgery
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

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Professional Memberships

  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners

Selected Publications

  1. Dahlgren LA, Nixon AJ. Cloning and expression of equine insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in normal equine tendon. Am J Vet Res 2005;66:300-306.
  2. Dahlgren LA, Nixon AJ. Cloning and expression of type III collagen in normal and injured tendons of horses. Am J Vet Res 2005;66:1-5.
  3. Dahlgren LA, Mohammed HO, Nixon AJ. Temporal expression of growth factors and matrix molecules in healing tendinitis lesions. J Orthop Res 2005;23:84-92.
  4. Dahlgren LA, van der Meulen MCH, Bertram JEA, Starrak GS, Nixon AJ. Insulin-like growth factor-I improves cellular and molecular aspects of healing in a collagenase-induced model of flexor tendinitis. J Orthop Res 2002;20:910-919.
  5. Dahlgren LA, Nixon AJ, Brower-Toland BD. Effects of β-aminopriopionitrile on equine tendon metabolism and on effects of insulin-like growth factor-I on matrix production by equine tenocytes. Am J Vet Res 2001;62:1557-1562.
  6. Dahlgren LA, Rosenbusch RF, Booth LC. Development of an in vitro model for the study of the response of equine tendon fibroblasts to injury and medication. Vet Comp Orthop Tramatol 1997;10:6-11.
  7. Dahlgren LA, Rosenbusch RF, Booth LC. The effect of polysulfated glycosaminoglycan on production of proteoglycan by equine tendon fibroblasts in monolayer culture. Vet Comp Orthop Tramatol 1998;11:1-5.