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Betsy Vaughan- BA, DVM
Health Science Associate Clinical Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

107 EAPL
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 9790


Research Focus

Equine Abdominal Ultrasound

Equine Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Ruminant Abdominal Ultrasound

Specialty Focus

Large Animal Ultrasound


1993 BA Spanish, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2002 DVM Professional Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Honors and Awards

2005 Christopher Smith Award, UCD House Officer's Seminar Day


State Licensure - Florida
State Licensure - California

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Sole A, Spriet M, Padgett KA, Vaughan B, Galuppo LD, Borjesson DL, Wisner ER, Vidal MA Distribution and persistence of technetium-99 hexamethyl propylene amine oxime-labelled bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in experimentally induced tendon lesions after intratendinous injection and regional perfusion of the equine distal limb. Equine Veterinary Journal,
  • Link Icon 2012 Claes A, Ball BA, Liu IKM, Vaughan B, Highland MA, Brown JA Uterine B cell lymphoma in a mare Equine Veterinary Education DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2012.00431.x,
  • Link Icon 2012 Nogradi N, Spier SJ, Toth B, Vaughan B Musculoskeletal Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection in horses: 35 cases (1999-2009). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2011 Brosnan RJ, Steffey EP, Esteller-Vico AE, Vaughn B, Liu IK The relationship between digital perfusion pressure and hoof lamellar blood flow in isoflurane-anesthetized horses Research in Veterinary Science,
  • Link Icon 2011 Vaughan B, Whitcomb MB, Biscoe B Review of ultrasonographic techniques to evaluate the equine skull and head structures American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Proceedings,
  • Link Icon 2011 Brosnan RJ, Steffey EP, LeCouteur RA, Esteller-Vico A, Vaughan B, Liu IKM Effects of isoflurane anesthesia on cerebrovascular autoregulation in horses American Journal of Veterinary Research (Schaumburg, IL),
  • Link Icon 2010 Vaughan B, Whitcomb MB, Puchalski SM, Poulin-Braim AE, Nieto JE, Galuppo LD Imaging Diagnosis: Arterial and venous thromboses of the proximal limb in two Thoroughbred racehorses Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2009 Vaughan B, Whitcomb MB, Maher O How to improve accuracy of ultrasound-guided procedures Proceedings of the 5 5 th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners,
  • Link Icon 2009 Aleman M, Katzman SA, Vaughan B, Hodges J, Crabbs TA, Christopher MM, Shelton GD, Higgins RJ Antemortem diagnosis of polyneuritis equi Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2009 Taylor SD, Haldorson GJ, Vaughan B, Pusterla N Gastric neoplasia in horses Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2009 Vaughan B: Ruminant abdominal ultrasonography, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 4th Edition, St Louis, MO. 805-818.