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Karen Angela McCormick DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Asst Professor
Equine Internal Medicine and Neonatology
Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease in horses
  • Laminitis

Clinical Interests

  • Neonatalogy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Laminitis
  • Camelid medicine

Karen McCormick, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. McCormick holds a BS (Michigan State University) and a DVM (Michigan State University) and is a board certified specialist in internal medicine (DACVIM). Dr. McCormick’s special interests are neonatology, gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders, education, and communication. She has participated in the Bayer Veterinary Communication Training workshops and is a Veterinary Leadership Experience facilitator. Her clinical focus is equine medicine and has research interests in gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases and communication and education. She teaches extensively on equine respiratory disease, equine medicine, and communication techniques. Dr. McCormick provides CE seminars on all aspects of equine medicine and communication.


  • 2005-2008
    Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2004-2005
    Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship
    Kendall Road Equine Hospital
    Elgin, Illinois
  • 2000-2004
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Graduated with honors
  • 1997-2000
    Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
    Michigan State University, Honors College
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Graduated with high honors

Board Certification

  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)


  • Clinical Rotation in Equine Medicine
  • Special Topics in Equine Medicine
  • Large Animal Ultrasound Elective
  • Camelid Medicine and Surgery Elective