Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Professor Emeritus of Equine Surgery

Professor Emeritus of Equine Surgery since September 2013, Dr. White joined the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in 1985. From 1987 to 2003, he was the Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Surgery at Virginia Tech, and from 2003 to 2012, was the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director. A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), he formerly served on the faculties of both Kansas State University and the University of Georgia.

A world-renowned expert in colic, Dr. White has written several books on the topic, including "Equine Acute Abdomen" and "Handbook of Equine Colic," as well as the surgical texts "Current Techniques in Equine Surgery and Lameness" and "Current Practice of Equine Surgery." He has authored or co-authored 171 journal publications and 46 book chapters.

From 1997 to 2019, Dr. White was a director for the ACVS Veterinary Symposium and is a past president of both the ACVS and the ACVS Research and Education Foundation. He is also a former director-at-large of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), an AAEP past president, and the founder and current director of the Equine Disease Communication Center. Dr. White is a member of the AAEP, the ACVS, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. White’s research interests include pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion, epidemiology of colic, abdominal and orthopedic surgery, and treatment of orthopedic diseases.

After earning a doctor of veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1971, Dr. White completed an internship and residency in surgery at the University of California at Davis from 1971 to 1973, and earned a master of science in pathology at Kansas State University in 1976.