Equine surgeon selected to head Continuing Education Program at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

By Kat Gilmore

Dr. P. O. Eric Mueller, a professor of large animal surgery and chief medical officer for the UGA Large Animal Teaching Hospital, has been selected to head the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Continuing Education program.

Dr. Eric Mueller/ photo by Christopher B. Herron

Dr. Mueller, who also serves as the College's director of equine programs, has authored more than 60 scientific publications and 20 veterinary book chapters. He is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific and continuing education meetings.

“Our continuing education programs are designed to provide the highest quality and most current information to our referring veterinarians and alumni, while at the same time serving as an avenue to establish long lasting personal relationships with our veterinarians,” said Dr. Mueller. “I will solicit and encourage input from our constituents in order to deliver clinically pertinent and high-quality CE.”

Dr. Mueller came to UGA more than 20 years ago to complete a residency in large animal surgery and a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology. He received his DVM from Michigan State University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont.

His research interests have focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of tendon and ligament injuries and the prevention of postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion formation in horses.

For more information about Continuing Education programs at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, contact Melissa Kilpatrick, coordinator for the program, at [email protected] or 706.542.1451, or visit the CE website.


Photo credit: Christopher B. Herron.

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