Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Travis Burns, CJF TE EE, FWCF

Assistant Professor of Practice
Chief of Farrier Services
Equine Podiatry Service
Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Education

  • 2007
    Farrier Internship
    Forging Ahead Farrier Associates LLC
    Round Hill, VA
  • 2006
    Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cum Laude
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2003
    Certificate of Farriery
    North Carolina School of Horseshoeing
    Pilot Mountain, NC

Certification

  • 2016
    Fellow, Worshipful Company of Farriers, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    Educator Endorsement, American Farrier’s Association
  • 2012
    Associate, Worshipful Company of Farriers, United Kingdom
  • 2012
    Therapeutic Endorsement, American Farrier's Association
  • 2010
    Certified Journeyman Farrier, American Farriers Association

Research Interests

  • Stabilization of fractured hoof capsules
  • Effects of heel wedging

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – Present
    Chief of Farrier Services
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2017 – Present
    Assistant Professor of Practice
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2011 – 2016
    Lecturer
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2010 – 2011
    College Farrier
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008 – 2010
    Associate Farrier
    Forging Ahead Farrier Associates LLC
    Round Hill, VA
  • 2007 – 2008
    Farrier Intern
    Forging Ahead Farrier Associates LLC
    Round Hill, VA
  • 2006 – 2007
    Imaging Technician and Farrier
    Radiology Department
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    North Carolina State University

Professional Memberships

  • American Farriers Association
  • American Association of Professional Farriers
  • North Carolina Horseshoers Association
  • Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Virginia Horseshoers Association
  • World Championship Blacksmiths