WSHE Presents Speaker Carrie Finno, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM-LA, PhD

Dr. Carrie Finno received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota. Following graduation, she completed a one-year internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Minnesota, before coming to UC Davis to complete a three-year residency in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Finno went on to complete a PhD in Comparative Pathology at UC Davis, and then returned to Minnesota to complete a post-doctorate in Comparative Genetics. In 2013, she was hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and, in 2014, she once again returned to UC Davis as a faculty member in genetics and a clinical role with the Equine Medicine Service. Dr. Finno is also the director of the UC Davis Center for Equine Health.

Dr. Finno’s research is focused on companion animal genetics, particularly the genetic and environmental risk factors associated with equine neuromuscular diseases. She is an expert on vitamin E deficiencies in horses and conducts research to understand equine neuroaxonal dystrophy (eNAD), among other diseases.

As a three-day eventer, Dr. Finno understands the challenges associated with caring for performance horses. Her presentation will demonstrate what to look for during equine neurologic examinations and why they are important for assessing chronic and acute conditions.

Dr. Finno’s UC Davis faculty page: https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/carrie-finno

Finno laboratory: https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/labs/finno-laboratory

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