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Lauren Trager-Burns, DVM, MS, DACVSMR–Equine

Clinical Instructor
  • Equine Sports Medicine and Equine Field Service
Lauren Trager
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MS, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, 2019
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

DVM, 2014
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

BS, 2009
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD

  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation—Equine, 2021
  • Axial skeleton pathology, treatment, rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of sports injuries
  • Podiatry

2019–present
Clinical Instructor, Equine Sports Medicine and Equine Field Service


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

2016–2019
Resident, Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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

2015–2016
Intern, Equine Field Service
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2014–2015
Intern

Virginia Equine Imaging
Middleburg, VA

  • Outstanding Master's Poster Presentation Award, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 2018
  • Clifton Horse Society Award, 2014
  • Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award, 2014
  • Herbert and Patricia Stuart Memorial Award, 2014
  • Heather N. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship, 2014

Trager, L. R., Funk, R. A., Clapp, K. S., Dahlgren, L. A., Werre, S. R., Hodgson, D. R., & Pleasant, R. S. (2020). Extracorporeal shockwave therapy raises mechanical nociceptive threshold in horses with thoracolumbar pain. Equine Veterinary Journal. 52(2), 250-257.

McKenzie, H. C., Funk, R. A., Trager, L., Werre, S. R., & Crisman, M. (2019). Immunogenicity of Potomac horse fever vaccine when simultaneously co‐administered with rabies vaccine in a multivalent vaccine or as two monovalent vaccines at separate sites. Equine Veterinary Journal. 51, 774-778.