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Annette McCoy


    D.V.M., Michigan State University
    M.S., Colorado State University
    Ph.D., University of Minnesota
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Annette McCoy earned a veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2006 and completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota, followed by a residency in equine surgery and lameness and a master’s degree in clinical sciences at Colorado State University. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011. She completed a PhD in comparative and molecular biosciences at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. McCoy’s research efforts focus on identifying genetic factors that play a role in disease and performance in horses. Specifically, she has projects investigating genetic and biomechanical risk factors for osteochondrosis (a developmental orthopedic disease); the development of alternative gait patterns (pacing in Standardbreds); and genetic determinants of racehorse performance (speed). She is particularly interested in translational aspects of naturally occurring orthopedic disease in the horse that might provide insights into human disease.

Dr. McCoy and her husband have two sons and an Australian cattle dog mix (who is from Colorado, but has never herded a cow!). She enjoys singing, reading, and spending time hiking and biking with her family.

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