Jason Bleedorn, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA


Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 3476

Jason Bleedorn, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Titles and Education

  1. Masters in Comparative Biomedical Sciences - University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2015
  2. Surgical Residency - University of Wisconsin-Madison 2010
  3. Surgical Internship - Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center - 2007
  4. Rotating Medicine / Surgery Internship - Purdue University 2006
  5. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois 2005
  6. Bachelors of Science in Biology - Iowa State University 2001


The Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory has several major fields of interest of which I am an active member. My research interests comprise several clinical and basic science focus topics. Clinical interests include biomechanics and augmentation of fracture healing, characterization of bone deformities, and mechanisms of cruciate ligament disease in dogs. Several ongoing clinical trials focused on regenerative approaches using platelet-rich plasma and stem cells for cruciate ligament rupture and osteoarthritis. The basis for my MS degree project is focused on investigation of mechanically-induced signaling events involved in bone adaptation. Other research interests include development of instructional tools and assessment metrics for surgical training, resident recruitment, and clinic efficiency. We have several ongoing collaborations with Engineering (Biomedical, Mechanical and Industrial), Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine on the UW-Madison campus.


I am a clinical track faculty member with a secondary emphasis in teaching. This includes clinical Orthopedic service at UW Veterinary Care and training of small animal orthopedic surgery to surgical residents, interns and veterinary students on the rotation. I am a lecturer and teach laboratories in Fundamentals of Surgery and Orthopedics to veterinary students, as well as mentor undergraduate, veterinary and graduate students. I serve as an American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Diplomate as a Resident Advisor and resident recruitment chair, as well as a committee member and advisor for the UW Veterinary Care small animal internship program.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests include image planning and treatment of angular limb deformity, external skeletal fixation and minimally invasive osteosynthesis, limb salvage approaches to bone tumors, and cranial cruciate ligament repair.

Recent Publications

  1. D'Angelo J, Snyder M, Bleedorn J, Hardie R, Foley E, Greenberg JA. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Surgical Skills Training Decreases Programmatic Costs. J Surg Res 2019;235:600-606.
  2. Bleedorn JA, Hornberger TA, Goodman C, Hao Z, Sample SJ, Amene E, Markel MD, Behan M, Muir P.  Temporal mechanically-induced signaling events in bone and dorsal root ganglion neurons after in-vivo bone loading. PLoS One 2018;13:e0192760.
  3. Cooley K, Kroner K, Muir P, Hetzel S, Bleedorn JA. Assessment of overall thoracic limb axial alignment in dogs with antebrachial deformity. Vet Surg 2018;47:1074-1079
  4. Maurin MP, Pozzi A, Bleedorn J, McNally TP, Cuddy LC. Teaching and proficiency assessment for arthroscopy in veterinary surgery: A 2017 survey of diplomates and residents of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Vet Surg 2018;47:E70-E78.
  5. Bleedorn JA, Sullivan R, Lu Y, Nemke B, Kalscheur V, Markel MD. Percutaneous lovastatin accelerates bone healing but is associated with periosseous soft tissue inflammation in a canine tibial osteotomy model. J Orthop Res 2014;32:210-216.