Dr. Sophie H. Bogers

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

Fellow of Emergency Surgery and Critical Care

Dr. Bogers is a fellow of emergency surgery and critical care at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPoint Scott Equine Medical Center. She grew up in New Zealand and attained her veterinary degree at Massey University. Upon graduating she completed an internship and internal medicine fellowship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky. Prior to her surgical residency she completed a Master’s degree on the influence of exercise on bone remodeling in the distal limb of Thoroughbred racehorses. Dr. Bogers completed a residency in equine surgery at the Equine Medical Center and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. She is now investigating the use of a novel stem cell treatment for equine osteoarthritis as part of her PhD. Dr. Bogers receives emergency surgery and internal medicine cases during nights and weekends.

Selected Publications:

  • 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.
  • 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.