Appleton Professor in Equine Surgery
University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Improving survival and reducing complications after colic surgery in the horse
MVB, MRCVS, Veterinary College of Ireland, 1972.
PhD, Department of Comparative Medical Sciences Graduate Faculty, University of Pennsylvania, August 1985.
Internship and Residency, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1974-1977
Diplomate ACVS 1989
Faculty, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1991
Faculty, University of Illinois, 1994-2004
Faculty, University of Florida, 2004-present
Service Chief, University of Illinois, 1998-2004
Service Chief, University of Florida, 2004-2016
Interim Chair, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida 2009-2012
Honors and Awards
Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Illinois, CVM, April 1995.
Helen and Gordon Kruger All-Round Excellence Award, University of Illinois, CVM, November 1996.
Sir Frederick Hobday Memorial Lecture: British Equine Veterinary Association, London. December 15, 2004
Clinical Investigator Award, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, University of Florida CVM, 2012.
Class of 2010 Teacher of the Year Award, UF CVM, 2007.
SCAVMA Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year, UF CVM, 2015.
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, “Recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of equine surgery worldwide.” April 16, 2011.
More recent publications
Easley JT, Freeman DE. Surgical repair of a chronic, oronasal fistula in a horse using an alveolar bone flap. Equine Vet Educ. 28:550-555, 2016.
Bauck AJ, Grosche A, Morton AJ, Graham AS, Vickroy TW, Freeman DE. Effect of lidocaine on inflammation in equine jejunum subjected to manipulation only and remote to intestinal segments subjected to ischemia. Am J Vet Res 78:977-989, 2017.
Pihl TH, Jacobsen S, Olsen DT, Højrup P, Grosche A, Freeman DE, Andersen PH, Houen G. Characterization of equine vitamin D-binding protein, development of an assay, and assessment of plasma concentrations of the protein in healthy horses and horses with gastrointestinal disease. Am J Vet Res. 78:718-728, 2017
Bauck AG, Easley JT, Cleary OB, Graham S, Morton AJ, Rötting AK, Schaeffer DJ, Smith AD, Freeman DE. Response to early repeat celiotomy in horses after a first surgery for jejunal strangulation. Vet Surg 46:843-850, 2017.