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Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor Emeritus
  • Equine Surgery
Nathaniel White
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
17690 Old Waterford Road
Leesburg, VA 20176

VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

Master of Science, 1976
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

DVM, 1971
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Bachelor of Science, 1969
New York State College of Agriculture
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1981
  • Pathophysiology of ischemia and reperfusion
  • Epidemiology of colic and musculoskeletal diseases
  • Abdominal and orthopedic surgery

2015–present
Director and Administrative Consultant
Equine Disease Communication Center
Lexington, KY

2013–present
Professor Emeritus of Equine Surgery

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

2004–2012
Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Leesburg, VA

2003–2004
Interim Director

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

1997-present
Adjunct Professor

University of Maryland
College Park, MD

1987-2003
Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Surgery

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

1985-2013
Assistant Director for Clinical Services

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

1981-1985
Associate Professor

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

1976-1981
Assistant Professor

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

1976
Assistant Professor

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American Veterinary Medicine Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • 2016 — AAEP President's Award
  • 2016 — ACVS AI and Carolyn Distinguished Service Award
  • 2015 — AAEP Distinguished Life Membership
  • 2007 — Virginia Horse Council, Special Recognition Award
  • 2006 — Milne Lecture, AAEP Annual Meeting 
  • 2006 - Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week
  • 2005 - VVMA Distinguished Virginia Veterinarian
  • 2005 - AAEP Distinguished Service Award
  • 1999 - Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
  1. Correlation of electrocardiographic findings to clinical disease in the horse, White NA, and Rhode EA, J Am Veterinary Medical Association 1974; 164(1): 46-56
  2. Age-related changes in percentage of fiber types and mean fiber diameters of the ovine quadriceps muscles, White NA, McGavin MD, Smith JE, Am J Vet Res 1978; 39(8): 1297-1302
  3. Mucosal alterations in experimental small intestinal strangulation obstruction in ponies, White NA, Moore JN, Trim CM, Am J Vet Res 1980; 41(2): 193-198
  4. Intestinal infarction associated with mesenteric vascular thrombotic disease in the horse, White NA, J Am Veterinary Medical Association 1981; 178(3): 259-262
  5. Scanning electron microscopic examination of Strongylus Vularis larvae induced arteritis in the pony, White NA, Moore JN, Douglass M, Equine Veterinary Journal 1983: 15(4):349-353
  6. Change in triceps muscle intracompartmental pressure with change in positioning and padding during recumbency in the horse, White NA, Suarez M, American Journal of Veterinary Research 1986; 47:2257-2260
  7. Electroacupuncture in the treatment of chronic lameness in horses and ponies: a controlled clinical trial. Steiss JE, White NA, Bowen JM, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research 1989; 53:239-243
  8. Morphology and quantitation of the myenteric plexuses and neurons in the normal and diseased equine large colon, Schusser GF, White NA, Journal American Veterinary Medical Association 1997; 210:928-934
  9. Large colon impaction in horses: 147 cases (1985-1991). Dabareiner RM, White NA, Journal American Veterinary Medical Association, 1995; 206:679-685
  10. Metacarpophalangeal joint synovial pad fibrotic proliferation in 63 horses, Dabareiner RM, White NA, Sullins KE, Veterinary Surgeon 1996;199-206
  11. Prospective study of equine colic incidence and mortality, Tinker MK, White NA, Lessard P, Thatcher CD, Pelzer KD, Davis B, Carmel DK, Equine Veterinary Journal 1997; 29:448-453
  12. Study of equine colic risk factors. Tinker MK, White NA, Lessard P, Thatcher CD Pelzer KD, Davis B, Carmel DK, Equine Veterinary Journal 1997; 29:454-458
  13. Laparoscopic colopexy in horses, Trostle SS, White NA, Donaldson L, Freeman LJ, Hendrickson DA, Veterinary Surgeon 1998; 27:56-63
  14. Effects of intraluminal distention and decompression on the microvascular permeability and hemodynamics of the equine jejunum, Dabareiner RM, White NA, Donaldson LL, American Journal of Veterinary Research, February 2001:219:67-71
  15. National estimate of the incidence of colic in U.S. horses and operation level risk factors for colic in 1998-1999, Traub-Dargatz JL; Kopral CA; Seitzinger AH; Garber LP; Forde K; White NA, American Journal of Veterinary Research 2001; 219:67-71
  16. Effects of enteral and intravenous fluid therapy, magnesium sulfate, and sodium sulfate on colonic contents and feces in horses, Lopes MAF, White NA, Donaldson LL, Crisman MV, Ward DL, American Journal of Veterinary Research 2004; 65:687
  17. Effects of feeding large amounts of grain on colonic contents and feces in horses, Lopes MAF, White NA, Crisman MV, Ward DL, American Journal of Veterinary Research 2004; 65:687
  18. Use of web-based data collection to evaluate analgesic administration and the decision for surgery in horses with colic, White NA, Elward A, Moga KS, Ward DL, Sampson DM. Equine Veterinary Journal, 2005; 37:347-350
  19. Outcome following treatment of 51 cases of complicated septic tenosynovitis between (1986-2003), Wereszka MM, White NA, Furr MO, Journal of the American Veterinary Association, 2007; 230:1195-1200
  20. Outcome of medical treatment for horse with foot pain; 56 cases, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD, White NA, Werpy NM, Equine Veterinary Journal, 2010; 42:680-685
  21. Altered Neutrophil Apoptosis in Horses with Acute Abdominal Disease. KK Krista, NA White, JG Barrett, MO Furr, VA Buecherner-Maxwell, American Journal of Veterinary Research 2013; 74:999-1004
  22. Outcome of palmar/plantar digital neurectomy in horses with foot pain evaluated with magnetic resonance imaing: 50 cases (2005-2011), Gutierrez SD, Werpy NM, White NA, Mitchell MA, Edwards RB, Mitchell RD, Gold S, Allen K., Equine Veterinary Journal, 2014
  23. Magnetic resonance imaging guided treatment of equine, distal interphalangeal joint collateral ligaments: 2009-2014. White, NA, Barrett, JG, Front. Veterinary Science, 2016