Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR (Equine), Clinical Professor

Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 4165

Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR (Equine), Clinical Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2011
    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2005 Master of Science, Purdue University, 2004 DVM, School of Veterinary Medicine University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1999


Dr Brounts is interested in the biology of tendon/ligament  injury and regenerative medicine treatment strategies for tendon repair. She is part of a collaborative interdisciplinary research group in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine & Public Health and currently has several active research projects in this field. Another area of interest is bone healing, specifically methods to enhance healing in fractures and bone allografts. 


Dr Brounts is involved in the both the undergraduate and graduate/resident teaching in the veterinary program. She teaches students during their clinical rotations as well as during elective food animal and equine surgery courses. She is also involved in the continuing education for private practitioners

Clinical Interests

Dr Brounts is interested in all aspects of large animal surgery with a special interest in tendon/ligament  injury, regenerative medicine treatment strategies for tendon repair and bone healing.

Recent Publications

  1. Chamberlain CS, Duenwald-Kuehl SE, Okotie G, Brounts SH, Baer GS, Vanderby R. Temporal healing in rat Achilles tendon: ultrasound correlations  Ann Biomed Eng 2012, epub ahead of print

    Rosser J, Brounts SH, Livesey MA, Wiedmeyer K. Comparison of single layer staple closure versus double layer hand-sewn closure for equine pelvic flexure enterotomy. Can Vet J 53: 665-669,2012.

    Brounts SH, Racette M, Muir P. Comparison of fixation methods for long bone fractures in llamas and alpacas. Vet Surg, 40;1:115-119, 2011

    Chamberlain CS, Brounts SH, Sterken DG, Rolnick KI, Baer GS, Vanderby R. Gene profiling of the rat medial collateral ligament during early healing using microarray analysis. J Appl Physiol, 111;2: 552-565, 2011