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Travis Burns, MSc, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF

Associate Professor of Practice
  • Chief of Farrier Services
Travis Burns
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MS, Veterinary Education, 2020
Royal Veterinary College
London, UK

Farrier Internship, 2007
Forging Ahead Farrier Associates LLC
Round Hill, VA

BS, Animal Science, cum laude, 2006
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Certificate of Farriery, 2003
North Carolina School of Horseshoeing
Pilot Mountain, NC

  • Fellow, Worshipful Company of Farriers, United Kingdom, 2016
  • Educator Endorsement, American Farrier’s Association, 2014
  • Associate, Worshipful Company of Farriers, United Kingdom, 2012
  • Therapeutic Endorsement, American Farrier’s Association, 2012
  • Certified Journeyman Farrier, American Farrier’s Association, 2010
  • Laminar morphology
  • Mechanical properties of hoof wall repair composites
  • Stabilization of fractured hoof capsules

2011–present
Chief of Farrier Services

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2018–present
Associate Professor of Practice

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2017–2018
Assistant Professor of Practice

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2011–2016
Lecturer

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2010–2011
College Farrier

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2008–2010
Associate Farrier

Forging Ahead Farrier Associates LLC
Round Hill, VA

2007–2008
Farrier Intern

Forging Ahead Farrier Associates LLC
Round Hill, VA

2006–2007
Imaging Technician and Farrier

Radiology Department
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

  • American Farrier's Association
  • International Association of Professional Farriers

  • Southern Appalachian Farriers Association
  • North Carolina Horseshoers Association
  • Virginia Horseshoers Association
  • World Championship Blacksmiths