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James Schumacher DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor
Equine Surgery
Large Animal Clinical Services

Clinical Interests

  • skin grafting, reproductive surgery, and respiratory surgery

Research Interests

  • skin grafting, reproductive surgery, and respiratory surgery

James Schumacher, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Schumacher holds a B.S.(Kansas State University), DVM (Kansas State University), MS (Texas A&M University) and PhD (Texas A&M University). Dr. Schumacher is also a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). He has special interests in respiratory surgery, reproductive surgery, lameness, and minimally invasive surgery of horses. His clinical focus is soft-tissue surgery and his research interests include lameness, wound therapy, and stem cell therapy. Dr. Schumacher’s teaching focus include orthopaedics, respiratory disease, and dentistry. Dr. Schumacher provides CE seminars on interest topics including reproductive surgery, regional and joint analgesia, reproductive surgery (male and female), respiratory surgery, and surgery of the head (sinuses, dentistry, guttural pouch).

Education

  • 1978-1980 - Residency in Large Animal Surgery
    Deptartment of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University
  • 1980 - Master of Science Texas A&M University
  • 1973 - D.V.M. Kansas State University
  • 1972 - Bachelor of Science Kansas State University

Board Certification

  • Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • MVB, a veterinary degree granted by the University College of Dublin as a requirement for licensure in Ireland

Academic Experience

  • 2006-present
    Professor
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    The University of Tennessee
  • 2003-2005
    Associate Professor
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    The University of Tennessee
  • 2001-2003
    Lecturer
    Department of Veterinary Surgery
    University College of Dublin
  • 2001
    Professor
    Department of Large Animal Surgery & Medicine
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Auburn University
  • 1999-2001
    Associate Professor
    Department of Large Animal Surgery & Medicine
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Auburn University
  • 1997-1999
    Senior Lecturer
    Department of Farm Animal & Equine Medicine & Surgery
    Royal Veterinary College
    Hertfordshire, UK
  • 1995-1997
    Professor, Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Texas A&M University
  • 1995 - (6 months)
    Visiting Professor Glasgow University Veterinary School
    University of Glasgow
  • 1989-1995
    Associate Professor Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Texas A&M University
  • 1988 - (4 months)
    Visiting Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Surgery
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of California, Davis
  • 1982-1989
    Assistant Professor Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery
    Texas A&M University
  • 1981-1982
    Instructor
    Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery
    Texas A&M University

Professional Organizations (past and present)

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • British Equine Veterinary Association
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Wound Management Society