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Sophie Boorman, BVetMed, MS, joins the faculty team as a clinical assistant professor of equine surgery

Sophie Boorman, BVetMed, MS. Photo by Sharon Peart for Virginia Tech.

Sophie Boorman, BVetMed, MS, joined the Equine Medical Center faculty team on October 10, as a clinical assistant professor of equine surgery.

Boorman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) in 2016 from the Royal Veterinary College, London.

After receiving her veterinary degree, Boorman completed a one-year Equine Surgery Internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky, followed by a Large Animal Surgery, Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care Internship at the School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center), University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. Boorman stayed on at New Bolton Center for an additional year to complete a Fellowship in Translational Research and Experimental Surgery.

Since 2019 Boorman has been at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Alabama, as a Resident of Equine Surgery, while in tandem completing a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MS), in Veterinary Medicine (thesis option).

Boorman describes herself as a straight forward, attentive communicator, who diligently enjoys interacting with clients and referring veterinarians to keep all stakeholders fully informed during the treatment process. She has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, fracture repair and arthroscopy as well as minimally invasive dental and sinus surgery. Boorman enjoys problem solving and the challenges associated with equine surgery and is looking forward to joining Norris Adams, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, CERP, Jennifer Barrett, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR and Maureen Kelleher, DVM, CVA, DACVS as part of the center’s dedicated team of equine surgeons.

An avid polo player and member of the Cambridge Polo Club, Barton, Cambridge, United Kingdom prior to veterinary school, Boorman hopes to pick up her mallet once again and join a local polo club - once she has found her bearings and is settled into her new role.