Assistant Professor Texas A&M University College Station, Texas
Canaan Whitfield, DVM, Ph.D, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR-Equine
Canaan Whitfield is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he completed a large animal internship at the University of Georgia followed by an equine surgery residency at Texas A&M University. He then worked in private equine practice in South Carolina and Texas performing primarily equine surgery and sports medicine. Following 3 years in practice, he returned to Texas A&M University as a doctoral student and received a PhD in biomedical sciences in 2016. He is currently an assistant professor of large animal surgery at Texas A&M and has both a research and clinical appointment. His clinical and research interests include wound healing and gastrointestinal healing with a specific focus on how the microbiota influences gastrointestinal health and response to injury.