Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Sophie H. Bogers, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVS-LA

Clinical Assistant Professor
Large Animal Surgery
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2017
    PhD, Biomedical and Veterinary Science
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012
    MVSc, Master of Veterinary Science, with merit
    Massey University
    New Zealand
  • 2009
    BVSc, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Massey University
    New Zealand

Research Interests

  • Stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Orthopedic injury

Professional Experience

  • 2017 – Present
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2017
    Adjunct Faculty in Equine Surgery
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2015 – 2017
    Fellow of Emergency Surgery and Critical Care
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2012 – 2015
    Resident in Large Animal Surgery – Equine Emphasis
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2011 – 2012
    Clinical Instructor, Equine Medicine and Surgery
    Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 2011
    Fellow of Equine Internal Medicine
    Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
    Lexington, KY
  • 2010 – 2011
    Intern in Lameness and Sports Medicine
    Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
    Lexington, KY

Awards

  • 2015   Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Elaine Klein Career Development Award

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Research Society
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • AO Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. Bogers, S.H., Barrett, J.G. (2017). Veterinary medicine’s advances in regenerative orthopedics. In Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Ed. Kohlstadt, I., Cintron, K. In Press Taylor & Francis.
  2. Bogers, S. H., Rogers, C. W., Bolwell, C., Roe, W., Gee, E., & McIlwraith, C. W. (2016). Quantitative comparison of bone mineral density characteristics of the distal epiphysis of third metacarpal bones from Thoroughbred racehorses with or without condylar fracture. American journal of veterinary research, 77(1), 32-38.
  3. Bogers, S. H., Rogers, C. W., Bolwell, C. F., Roe, W. D., Gee, E. K., & McIlwraith, C. W. (2014). Impact of race training on volumetric bone mineral density and its spatial distribution in the distal epiphysis of the third metatarsal bone of 2-year-old horses. The Veterinary Journal, 201(3), 353-358.
  4. Bogers, S., Pauwels, F. (2010). Case Report: An uncommon mandibular fracture in a 2 year old gelding. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner, 34:2

Professional Interests

  • Equine Surgery
  • Manipulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Behaviour through environmental niche
  • Student engagement in clinical teaching