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Amy Plummer, DVM, DACVS


Clinical Assistant Professor and Section Chief
Large Animal Field Services

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Education

  • July 2003 - July 2006
    Large Animal Surgery Residency
    Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • July 2002 - July 2003
    Large Animal Surgery and Medicine Internship
    Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • June 2002
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • August 1995 - May 1998
    Biology Major
    University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences

Board Certification

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal, 2008

Research and Publications

  • Plummer, AE. Impactions of the Small and Large Colon. Vet Clin of North Am Equine Pract. Book Chapter currently in review process.
  • Plummer AE, Hardy J, Rakestraw PC, Lee RM. Outcome of medical and surgical treatment of cecal impaction in horses: 114 cases (1994-2004). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2007; 231:1378-1385.

Didactic Lectures and Teaching

  • VM 844 - Musculoskeletal System Large Animal University of Tennessee, 2009 - 3 hours Lecture on Conformation/Gait and Imaging
  • VM 831 - Physical Diagnosis Large Animal University of Tennessee, 2009 - 4 labs (2 hour labs) on physical diagnosis in small ruminants and equine
  • VM 893 - LACS III - Field Services University of Tennessee, 2008 - present- 3 hours lecture/week on various equine field service topics
  • Third Year Equine Elective University of Tennessee, 2008 - 1 hour lecture on equine prepurchase exams
  • Second Year Clinical Skills Elective Large Animal - 4 labs (2 hour labs) on large animal ultrasound, special procedures in small ruminants, equine physical exam and catheter placement
  • VM891 LACS I - Equine Medicine and Surgery Univ. of Tennessee 2006-present - 12 hours lecture/month on various equine and farm animal emergencies
  • VLCS 930 - Advanced Equine Techniques Texas A&M University 2004 - 3 hours of lecture on equine tendon injury, distal limb laceration and fracture management

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Large Animal Fields Services and Section Chief, University of Tennessee, August 2008-present. Responsibilities include clinical case management of predominately equine field service patients, instruction of intern and veterinary students, management of the field service section.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Large Animal Emergency, University of Tennessee, August 2006 - August 2008, Responsibilities include clinical case management of large animal (equine and farm animal) emergencies, instruction of residents, interns and veterinary students and teaching in barn and didactic rounds.
  • Large Animal Surgery Resident, Texas A&M University, July 2003 - July 2006, Responsibilities included primary case care and surgery of equine and food animal patients, record keeping, after-hour emergency duty, and instruction of veterinary students and interns.
  • Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Texas A&M University July 2002 - July 2003, Responsibilities included primary case care of equine and farm animal medicine and surgery patients, record keeping, after-hours emergency duty and instruction of veterinary students.
  • Student Externship, University of California at Davis Veterinary Hospital, November 2001, Student externship in food animal medicine, surgery and herd health.

Professional Seminars

  • University of Tennessee Veterinary Leadership Initiative - 2009 - Group facilitator
  • University of Tennessee Goat Producer's Conference - 2008 - "Urinary calculi: treatment and prevention"
  • University of Tennessee Camelid Conference - 2008 - "Camelid Tooth Root Abscesses"
  • University of Tennessee Horse Owner's Seminar - 2007 - "Wounds of the distal limb"
  • Texas A&M Fall Equine Conference - November 2005 - "Wounds of the distal limb and foot" CE lecture
  • Texas A&M Fall Equine Conference - November 2005 - "Cecal impactions in the horse" CE lecture
  • Texas A&M Resident Seminar - October 2005 - "Wounds and skin grafting in the equine"
  • Southwest Veterinary Conference - September 2004 - "Surgical procedures of the small ruminant: Obstructive urolithiasis and castration" CE lecture

Meetings Attended

  • 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners - San Diego, California
  • 2007 American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Chicago, Illinois
  • 2007 Veterinary Leadership Experience - Post Falls, Idaho
  • 2006 American Association of Equine Practitioners - San Antonio, Texas
  • 2005 American College of Veterinary Surgeons - San Diego, California
  • 2005 Texas A&M Fall Equine Conference - College Station, Texas
  • 2005 AO/ASIF Advanced Equine Course - Columbus, Ohio
  • 2004 Texas A&M Fall Equine Conference - College Station, Texas
  • 2004 Southwest Veterinary Conference - Dallas Texas
  • 2004 American Association of Bovine Practitioner's - Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2004 AO/ASIF Basic Equine Course - Columbus, Ohio