Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2002
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • 1999
    Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT
  • 1994
    Master of Science / Master of Philosophy, Biology
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT
  • 1991
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH

Board Certifications

  • 2013
    American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2008
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons: Large Animal Surgery

Areas of Speciality

  • Lameness
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

  • Tendon, ligament, and cartilage healing
  • Stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies
  • Tissue regeneration

Professional Experience

  • 2014–present
    Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery (2014-present)
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2013–present
    Associate Professor of Equine Surgery
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2013–present
    Affiliate Assistant Professor
    Bioengineering Department
    Volgenau School of Engineering
    George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA
  • 2011–present
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2007–2013
    Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2004–2007
    Equine Surgery Resident /
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    Allison A. Stewart, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Mentor
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana, IL
  • 2003–2004
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Comparative Orthopaedics Research Laboratory
    Peter Muir, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVS — Director
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    Madison, WI
  • 2002–2003
    Intern, Equine Medicine and Surgery
    Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
    Lexington, KY
  • 1999–2001
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Part-time and summers)
    Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory
    Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS — Director
    Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Ithaca, NY

Honors & Awards

  • 2015–2017
    Clinical Research Award, Loan Repayment Program National Institutes of Health
  • 2015–present
    Theodora Ayer Randolph Professorship in Equine Surgery, Virginia Tech
  • 2015–2015
    Clinical Research Award, Loan Repayment Program National Institutes of Health
  • 2010
    Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week
  • 2007
    Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference
  • 2006
    American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship
  • 2006
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Symposium Resident Poster Award, First Place
  • 2005
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Symposium Resident Research Presentation Award, First Place
  • 2005
    Phi Zeta Research Award, University of Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society, Director
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Society of Stem Cell Research
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Musculoskeletal TWiG
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society

Selected Publications

  1. Youngstrom DW, LaDow JE, Barrett JG. Engineering tendon: Scaffolds, bioreactors and models of regeneration. Review Article, Stem Cells International, in press.
  2. Guo Z, DeVita R, Freeman JG, Barrett JG. Determination of damage criteria in medial collateral ligaments. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, in press.
  3. Freeman KD, Barrett JG, Youngstrom DW, White NA. Microangiographic comparison of the effects of three-loop pulley and six-strand Savage tenorrhaphy techniques on the equine superficial digital flexor tendon. Veterinary Surgery, in press.
  4. Youngstrom DW, Rajpar I, Kaplan DL, Barrett JG. A bioreactor system for in vitro tendon differentiation and tendon tissue engineering. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, ePub ahead of print, Feb 9, 2015. doi: 10.1002/jor.22848.
  5. Lamb MM, Barrett JG, White NA, Werre SR. Accuracy of low-field magnetic resonance imaging versus radiography for guiding injection of equine distal interphalangeal joint collateral ligaments. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasonography. 55(2):174–181, 2014. doi: 10.1111/vru.12109
  6. Youngstrom DW, Barrett JG, Jose RR, Kaplan DL. Functional characterization of detergent- decellularized equine tendon extracellular matrix for tissue engineering applications. PLOS ONE. 8(5): e64151, 2013. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064151
  7. Krista KM, White NA, Barrett JG, Furr MO, Buechner-Maxwell VA. Evaluation of neutrophil apoptosis in horses with acute abdominal disease. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 74(7):999-1004, 2013. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.74.7.999.
  8. Frellstedt L, McKenzie HC, Barrett JG, Furr MO. Induction and characterization of endotoxin tolerance in equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells in vitro. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 149: 97-102, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2012.05.012
  9. Hart SK, Barrett JG, Brown JA, Papich M, Powers B, Sullins KE. Elution of antimicrobials from a cross-linked dextran gel: in vivo quantification. Equine Veterinary Journal. 45(2):148-153, 2013. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2012.00633.x.
  10. Everett E, Barrett JG, Morelli J, DeVita R. Biomechanical Testing of a Novel Suture Pattern for Repair of Equine Tendon Lacerations. Veterinary Surgery. 41(2):278–285, 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00905.x.