Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois

Large Animal Services

Equine Medicine and Surgery

Appointment Times

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

For consultations or appointments, contact:



  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • Cardiology
  • Computerized and digital radiology, ultrasound, and nuclear imaging
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • High-speed treadmill examinations
  • Internal medicine
  • Lameness
  • Mare and stallion fertility evaluation
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Reproduction
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Surgery (soft and hard tissue, arthroscopic and laser)
  • Therapeutic shoeing

Special Interests

  • Arthroscopy
  • Colic
  • Infectious diseases of the respiratory system
  • Exercise physiology
  • Forensic detection of drugs
  • Joint infection
  • Lameness
  • Long-bone fracture repair
  • Neonatal medicine
  • Neurological disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Reproductive physiology and endocrinology
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Upper-airway surgery

Special Capabilities

  • Minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy and laparascopy
  • Illinois’s only Vet-MR Grande unit, capable of imaging the neck, head/brain, and lower extremities of horses; clear and concise diagnosis of deep digital flexor tendon tears; Navicular syndrome; palmar foot pain; bone cysts; bone fractures; dedicated anesthesia and monitoring in MR unit
  • Two equine surgery suites with modern surgery tables and padded recovery rooms
  • Two climate-controlled equine wards
  • 24-hour equine and neonatal ICU
  • Video endoscopy equipment for upper respiratory, urinary tract, and stomach


Jonathan H. ForemanJonathan H. Foreman, DVM, MS, DACVIM • Internal medicine, exercise physiology, respiratory disease, neurological disease,and neonatal medicine.

Allison A. StewartKara M. Lascola, DVM, MS, DACVIM Equine internal medicine, pulmonary physiology, pathophysiology of respiratory disease, inflammatory airway disease.

Allison A. Stewart Allison A. Stewart, DVM, MS, DACVS • Equine surgery, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, stem cell therapy.

Dr. Matt StewartMatthew C. Stewart, M Vet Clin Stud, PhD • Equine surgery, pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disease in the horse and chrondrocyte biology; the control of proliferation in articular chondrocytes and the relationship between cell cycle control and expression of chondrocytic phenotypes during hypertrophic differentiation.

Dr. Pamela WilkinsPamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM DAVCVECC • Equine medicine. Cardiovascular and respiratory problems of the critically ill foal or horse; respiratory diseases and problems of horses, equine infectious diseases; lactate metabolism and bacterial blood cultures in foals and adult horses as indicators of disease severity and prognosis.

Additional Staff

Pedro De Pedro GonzalezPedro De Pedro Gonzalez, Medicine Resident.

W. Michael KarlinW. Michael Karlin, Surgery Resident.

W. Michael KarlinSwanand Sathe, Medicine Resident.

Elysia SchaeferElysia Schaefer, Surgery Resident


  • Hannah Clark, CVT
  • Keith Cummins, CVT
  • Sally Duncan, CVT
  • Natalie Harrison, CVT
  • Celeste Kappes, CVT