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Melissa Gale Trogdon Hines DVM, DACVIM
Professor
Equine Internal Medicine and Neonatology
Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Melissa T. Hines, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Hines earned her DVM from The Ohio State University and a PhD from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine in Immunology and Medical Microbiology. Dr. Hines is an expert in equine medicine and infectious diseases of the horse (DACVIM). Dr. Hines provides clinical services for horses through the equine medicine section and has a special interest in immunology and infectious disease. Her clinical focus includes contagious disease and neonatology and her research interests are focused in immunology and the basis for infectious disease. SH eteaches a wide range of topic in equine internal medicine and enjoys speaking on topics including equine internal medicine, infectious disease, endocrinology, and neonatology.

Education

  • 1988 - PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 1980 - DVM, Department of Immunology and Medical Microbiology
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH ( Summa cum laude)
  • 1975 - Undergraduate Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    Zoology

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – present Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences - University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1990 – 2011 Section Head, Equine Medicine - Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1996 – 2011 Associate Professor of Equine Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences - Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1989 - 1996 Assistant Professor of Equine Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences - Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1986-1988 Resident, Large Animal Internal Medicine - University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1984-1987 National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Sciences - University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1982-1984 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Immunology and Medical Microbiology - University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1980-1982 Associate Veterinarian - Sharon Center Veterinary Hospital, Sharon Center, Ohio
  • 1980 Relief Veterinarian - Carrollton Animal Hospital, Carrollton, Ohio

Recent Publications

  • 1. Rossa RG, Alperin DC, Hines MT, Hines SA. The equine CD1 gene family is the largest and most diverse yet identified. Immunogenetics 2014;66:33-42.
  • 2. Wise LN, Ueti MW, Kappmeyer LS, Hines MT, White SN, Davis W, Knowles DP. In vitro activity of ponazuril against Theileria equi. Vet Parasitol 2012;185:282-5.
  • 3. Harris SP, Hines MT, Mealey RH, Alperin DC, Hines SA. Early development of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in neonatal foals following oral inoculation with Rhodococcus equi. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2011;141:312-16.
  • 4. Sanz MG, Wills TB, Christopherson, Hines MT. Glanzmann thrombasthenia in a 17 year old Peruvian Paso . Vet Clin Pathol 2011;40:48-51.
  • 5. Sanz MG, Sellon DC, Cary JA, Hines MT, Farnsworth KD. Analgesic effects of butorphanol tartrate and phenylbutazone administered alone and in combination in young horses undergoing routine castration. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009;235:1194-203.