Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Linda A. Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

Associate Professor
Large Animal Surgery
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2003
    PhD, Comparative Biomedical Science
    Cornell University
  • 1996
    Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine
    Iowa State University
  • 1989
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Washington State University
  • 1985
    AB, 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
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2004 – 2011
    Assistant Professor, Large Animal Surgery
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • 2003
    Consulting Equine Surgeon
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Mississippi State University
    Mississippi State, MS
  • 1997 – 2002
    PhD Candidate
    Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • 1995 – 1997
    Instructor, Equine Surgery
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA
  • 1992 – 1995
    Resident in Equine Surgery
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA
  • 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, CA
  • 1990 – 1991
    Associate Veterinarian, Large Animal Clinic
    Oak Harbor, WA
  • 1989 – 1990
    Intern in Equine Medicine and Surgery
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS

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.