Patricia Provost – VMD, MS, DACVS
Whether mentoring future veterinarians, treating sick or lame horses and other large animals, or performing research for the advancement of veterinary care, Dr. Patricia Provost joined Tufts to make a difference in the lives of animals. Dr. Provost is a board-certified surgeon (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Prior to joining the faculty at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Provost spent a brief time first in private general equine practice and then at a thoroughbred racetrack. She left private practice to join Tufts to work with some of the finest horses in the country, doing treadmill lameness and respiratory evaluations.
Dr. Provost’s areas of clinical expertise and interests include musculoskeletal disorders in foals, uncommon lameness, neoplasia, and gastrointestinal surgery. Her area of research expertise includes wound healing, use of growth factors for soft tissue, ligament and corneal wound healing, skin tumors, and back disease. Her current research effort is directed at treatment of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in horses. She continues to dedicate much of her time to the improvement of healing in equine animals because it is an important component to all types of surgery.
Dr. Provost is the author of several textbooks and also lectures on a wide variety of surgical topics in horses, cattle, camelids, and small ruminants.
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