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Sarah S le Jeune- CVA, DVM
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Surgical & Radiological Sciences


Research Focus

Clinical research in the field of equine gastro-intestinal disease, general surgery and acupuncture.

Specialty Focus

Equine Surgery


1996 Candidate in Veterinary Science, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium,
1999 DVM , University of Liege, Liege, Belgium,
2006 CVA Veterinary Acupuncture, Colorado State University,
2012 Animal Chiropractic, Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, Wellsville, KS

Honors and Awards

2000 Nicholas Vatistas Memorial Resident Award, University of California, Davis
2000 Dan Evans Memorial Endowment Resident Research Award, Center for Equine Health, University of California, Davis
2000 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Resident Research Award, University of California, Davis
2002 Christopher M. Smith Equine Resident Research Award, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons
ECFVG (Educational Committee for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) Certificate
California DVM license # 15769
Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture
IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association): Certificate in Veterinary Chiropractic

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Blake KR, Affolter VK, Lowenstine LJ, Vilches-Moure JG, le Jeune SS Myenteric ganglionitis as a cause of recurrent colic in an adult horse J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Levi O, Affolter VK, Benak J, Kass PH, Le Jeune SS Use of Pelvic Flexure Biopsy Scores to Predict Short-Term Survival after Large Colon Volvulus Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2011 Maher O, Puchalski SM, Drake C, le Jeune SS Abdominal computed radiography for the diagnosis of enterolithiasis in horses: 142 cases (2003-2007) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2011 Yamout SZ, Nieto JE, Beldomenico PM, Dechant JE, le Jeune SS, Snyder JR Peritoneal and Plasma D-lactate Concentrations in Horses with Colic Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2009 le Jeune SS, Nieto JE, Dechant JE, Snyder JR Prevalence of gastric ulcers in Thoroughbred broodmares in pasture: A preliminary report Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2008 Maher O, Davis DM, Drake C, Myhre GD, Labbe KM, Han JH, le Jeune SS Pull-through technique for palmar digital neurectomy: forty-one horses (1998-2004) Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2006 Whitcomb MB, le Jeune SS, MacDonald MH, Galuppo LD, Judy CE Disorders of the infraspinatus tendon and bursa in three horses JAVMA,
  • Link Icon 2006 Dechant JE, Nieto JE, Le Jeune SS Hemoperitoneum in horses: 67 cases (1989-2004) JAVMA,
  • Link Icon 2003 Le Jeune SS, Macdonald MH, Stover SM, Taylor KT, Gerdes M Biomechanical investigation of the association between suspensory ligament injury and lateral condylar fracture in thoroughbred racehorses Vet Surg,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2008 Wilson WD, le Jeune SS: Sand impaction and enteropathy, IN: Lavoie JP, Hinchcliff K, (ed), Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine, 2nd Edition, Malden, MA. 682-3.