Dr. Watson is an Associate Professor of Equine Medicine and Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology. She received her DVM (1986) and PhD (1994) from the University of California, Davis and joined our faculty in 1996. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Watson has been actively engaged in planning and implementation of the new professional curriculum, serving as a member of the Curriculum Review Steering Committee (2005-2008), Curriculum Development Steering Committee II (2009-2010) and then as Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee (2012-2014). She has embraced the ideals to “develop a curriculum for its students that will set a new standard in veterinary medical education and serve the profession and society well into the future,” and worked tirelessly to that end. Her knowledge of adult learning theory has provided a solid foundation in guiding the Curriculum Committee through controversial and often heated discussions. She is considered a “voice of reason,” a consensus builder, always open to listening and discussing different ideas and, above all, valued for providing a clear, transparent process to decision making.
Dr. Watson is an exceptional instructor in didactic and clinical teaching settings, receiving the Favorite Teacher Award (equine) in 2009. She carries a substantial teaching load within the DVM curriculum and, along with Geraldine Hunt, has designed and engineered a team-based approach to student learning in the Comparative Medicine streams. She is organized, has clear objectives, provides an engaging approach and students appreciate that she emphasizes the important points from an entry-level veterinarian perspective.
Dr. Watson has played a leadership role for the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, helping to provide a platform for faculty to share ideas about teaching, learning and educational scholarship. She is currently Chair of the steering committee, bringing organization and enthusiasm to the group.
Ilkiw JE, Nelson RW, Watson JL, Conley AJ, Raybould HE, Chigerwe M, Boudreaux K
Curricular Revision and Reform: The Process, What Was Important, and Lessons Learned
Harvey AM, Watson JL, Brault SA, Edman JM, Moore SM, Kass PH, Wilson WD
Duration of serum antibody response to rabies vaccination in horses
Kol A, Wood JA, Carrade Holt DD, Gillette JA, Bohannon-Worsley LK, Puchalski SM, Walker NJ, Clark KC, Watson JL, Borjesson DL
Multiple intravenous injections of allogeneic equine mesenchymal stem cells do not induce a systemic inflammatory response but do alter lymphocyte subsets in healthy horses
Prutton JS, Kass PH, Watson JL, Pusterla N
Pre-analytical stability of adrenocorticotrophic hormone from healthy horses in whole blood, plasma and frozen plasma samples
Kilcoyne I, Watson JL, Spier SJ, Whitcomb MB, Vaughan B
Septic sialoadenitis in equids: a retrospective study of 18 cases (1998-2010)
Kilcoyne I, Watson JL, Kass PH, Spier SJ
Incidence, management, and outcome of complications of castration in equids: 324 cases (1998-2008)
Heller MC, Watson JL, Blanchard MT, Jackson KA, Stott JL, Tsolis RM
Characterization of Brucella abortus infection of bovine monocyte-derived dendritic cells
Whitehead AE, Parreira VR, Hewson J, Watson JL, Prescott JF
Development of a live, attenuated, potential vaccine strain of R. equi expressing vapA and the virR operon, and virulence assessment in the mouse
Carrade DD, Affolter VK, Outerbridge CA, Watson JL, Galuppo LD, Buerchler S, Kumar V, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL
Intradermal injections of equine allogeneic umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells are well tolerated and do not elicit immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reactions
Heller MC, Drew CP, Jackson KA, Griffey S, Watson JL
A potential role for indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in Rhodococcus equi infection