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Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor
  • Equine Surgery
Jennifer Barrett
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
17690 Old Waterford Road
Leesburg, VA 20176

VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

DVM, 2002
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Ph.D., Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, 1999
Yale University
New Haven, CT

MS, M.Phil., Biology, 1994
Yale University
New Haven, CT

A.B., Biology, 1991
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH


  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons: Large Animal Surgery, 2008
  • Tendon, ligament, and cartilage healing
  • Stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies
  • Tissue regeneration

Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery 
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Leesburg, VA

Associate Professor, Equine Surgery

Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Leesburg, VA

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Bioengineering Department
Volgenau School of Engineering 
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery

Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Leesburg, VA

Resident, Equine Surgery - Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Allison A. Stewart, DVM, MS, DACVS (Mentor)
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Comparative Orthopaedics Research Laboratory
Peter Muir, BVSc, PhD, DACVS (Director)
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Intern, Equine Medicine and Surgery

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
Lexington, KY

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Part-time and summers)

Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory
Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, DACVS (Director)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

  • North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Society of Stem Cell Research
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Musculoskeletal TWiG
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society
  • Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, 2017
  • Clinical Research Award, LRP National Institutes of Health, 2013-2017
  1. Macdonald ES, Barrett JG*. The potential of mesenchymal stem cells to treat systemic inflammation in horses. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6(507), 2020. DOI:10.3389/fvets.2019.00507
  2. Dyment NA, Barrett JG, Awad H, Bautista CA, Banes A, Butler DL*. A brief history of tendon and ligament bioreactors:Impact and future prospects. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 38(11): 2318-2330, 2020 (Invited Review) DOI:10.1002/jor.24784
  3. Popielarczyk TL, Huckle WR, Barrett JG*. Human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells home via the P13K-Akt, MAPK and Jak/Stat signaling pathways in response to PDGF. Stem Cells and Development, 28(17):1191-1202,2019.DOI:10.1089/scd.2019.0003
  4. Rajpar I, Barrett JG*. Optimizing growth factor induction of tenogenesis in three-dimensional culture of mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of Tissue Engineering, 10: 1-9, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/2041731419848776
  5. Groom LM, White NA, Adams MN, Barrett JG*. Accuracy of open MRI for guiding injection of the equine deep digital flexor tendon within the hoof. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 58(6):671-678, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/vru.12523
  6. White NA*, Barrett JG*, Magnetic resonance imaging-guided treatment of equine distal interphalangeal joint collateral ligaments: 2009-2014. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 3(73):1-6, 2016. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00073
  7. Canapp SO, Canapp D, Ibrahim V, Carr BJ, Cox C, Barrett JG*. The use of adipose-derived progenitor cells and platelet-rich plasma combination for the treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy in 55 dogs: A retrospective study. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 3(61):1-11, 2016. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00061
  8. Youngstrom DW, LaDow JE, Barrett JG*. Tenogenesis of bone marrow-, adipos- and tendon-derived stem cells in a dynamic bioreactor. Connective Tissue Research, 2016. DOI:10.3109/03008207.2015.1117458