Large Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Professor Emeritus, Equine Surgery
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 1976
    Master of Science
    Department of Pathology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS
  • 1971
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    New York State College of Veterinary Medicine
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • 1969
    Bachelor of Science
    New York State College of Agriculture
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY

Board Certification

  • 1981
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Research Interests

  • Pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion
  • Epidemiology of colic
  • Abdominal and orthopedic surgery
  • Treatment of orthopedic diseases

Professional Experience

  • 2013–present
    Professor Emeritus, Equine Surgery
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 1985–present
    Professor of Surgery
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 1997–present
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Maryland
  • 2004–2012
    Director
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2004–2012
    Jean Ellen Shehan Professor
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2003–2004
    Interim Director
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 1987–2003
    Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Surgery
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 1985–2003
    Assistant Director for Clinical Services
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 2002
    Research Assignment
    Virginia Tech
    Leesburg, VA
  • 1981–1985
    Associate Professor
    Department of Large Animal Medicine
    University of Georgia
  • 1976–1981
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Large Animal Medicine
    University of Georgia
  • 1976
    Assistant Professor
    Equine Medicine and Surgery
    Kansas State University
  • 1975–1976
    Instructor
    Equine Medicine and Surgery
    Kansas State University
  • 1974–1975
    Graduate Student / Instructor
    Veterinary Pathology
    Kansas State University
  • 1973–1974
    Practitioner
    Mixed Practice, Dr. Leslie Douglas, owner
    Arcata, CA
  • 1974
    Instructor
    Equine Health Care
    College of Redwoods
    Eureka, CA
  • 1972–1973
    Surgery Resident
    University of California, Davis
  • 1971–1972
    Large Animal Intern
    University of California, Davis
  • 1969–1970
    Laboratory Technician
    Cornell University
  • 1968
    Hospital Attendant
    Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital
    Fayetteville, NY

Honors & Awards

  • April 2007
    Virginia Horse Council, Special Recognition Award
  • December 2006
    Milne Lecture, AAEP Annual Meeting
  • July 2006
    Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week
  • 2005
    VVMA Distinguished Virginia Veterinarian
  • 2005
    AAEP Distinguished Service Award
  • November 2004
    Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director
  • May 1999
    Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
  • January 1987
    Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery

Professional Memberships

  1. American Association of Equine Practitioners, 1972-present
    • President, 2010
    • Vice President, 2008
    • Director at Large, 1999–2002
  2. American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1981-present
    • Director, ACVS Continuing Education, 2013–present
    • Director, ACVS Veterinary Symposium, 1997–2013
    • President, ACVS Research and Education Foundation, 1995–1997
    • Vice President, ACVS Research and Education Foundation, 1994–1995
    • Board of Directors, ACVS Research and Education Foundation, 1994–2003
    • President, 1993–1994
    • Board of Regents, 1988–1991
  3. American Veterinary Medicine Association, 1971-present

Selected Publications

  1. Standing low-field magnetic resonance imaging appearance of normal collateral ligaments of the equine distal interphalangeal joint. Santiago D. Gutierrez Nibeyro; Natasha M. Werpy; Nathaniel A. White II; L. Jill McCutcheon, Hsin-Yi Weng; John M. Christopher, J Vet Rad and Ultra, 2011; 52:521-533.
  2. Standing low-field magnetic resonance imaging in horses with chronic foot pain, SD Gutierrez-Nibeyro, NM Werpy, NA White II, Australian Vet J 2012; 90:75-83.
  3. Septic arthritis in foals, Annear M; Furr MO; White NA; Equine Vet Edu 2011; 23:422- 431.
  4. Altered Neutrophil Apoptosis in Horses with Acute Abdominal Disease. KK Krista, NA White, JG Barrett, MO Furr, VA Buechner-Maxwell, ÅAm J Vet Res 2013;74: 999-1004.
  5. Comparison Of Radiographic Guidance To Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guidance For Injection Of The Collateral Ligaments Of The Distal Interphalangeal Joint In An Equine Cadaver Model, MM Lamb, JG Barrett, NA White, Vet Rad & Ultra, 2013; 55:174-181.
  6. Navicular bursa administration of BTXB in horses with navicular disease: a pilot study. Gutierrez-Nibeyro S, Santo MP, Dugram SS, McKnight AL, White NA, Brown J, Adams N, Schaeffer DJ, AJVR, 2014; 75:282-289.
  7. Outcome of palmar/plantar digital neurectomy in horses with foot pain evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging: 50 cases (2005-2011), Gutierrez SD, Werpy NM, White NA, Mitchell MA, Edwards RB, Mitchell RD, Gold S, Allen K. Equine Vet J, 2014.
  8. Therapeutics in sport horse competition: Searching for definition (editorial), White NA, Palmer SE, Equine Vet Ed 2014; 26:339-340.
  9. Caecal Decompression (Clinical Commentary) White NA. Equine Vet Educ 2014; 26:436- 437.
  10. Microangiographic Comparison of the Effects of 3 Loop Pulley and 6 Strand Savage Tenorrhaphy Techniques on Equine Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon, Freeman KD, Barrett JG, Youngstrom DW, White NA. Veterinary Surgery 2015; 44: pp.