Department of Surgical Sciences
Titles and Education
Clinical Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2011
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2005 Master of Science, Purdue University, 2004 DVM, School of Veterinary Medicine University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1999
ResearchDr Brounts is interested in the biology of tendon/ligament injury and regenerative medicine treatment strategies for tendon repair. She is part of a collaborative interdisciplinary research group in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine & Public Health and currently has several active research projects in this field. Another area of interest is bone healing, specifically methods to enhance healing in fractures and bone allografts.
ResponsibilitiesDr Brounts is involved in the both the undergraduate and graduate/resident teaching in the veterinary program. She teaches students during their clinical rotations as well as during elective food animal and equine surgery courses. She is also involved in the continuing education for private practitioners
Dr Brounts is interested in all aspects of large animal surgery with a special interest in tendon/ligament injury, regenerative medicine treatment strategies for tendon repair and bone healing.
- Chamberlain CS, Duenwald-Kuehl SE, Okotie G, Brounts SH, Baer GS, Vanderby R. Temporal healing in rat Achilles tendon: ultrasound correlations Ann Biomed Eng 2012, epub ahead of print
Rosser J, Brounts SH, Livesey MA, Wiedmeyer K. Comparison of single layer staple closure versus double layer hand-sewn closure for equine pelvic flexure enterotomy. Can Vet J 53: 665-669,2012.
Brounts SH, Racette M, Muir P. Comparison of fixation methods for long bone fractures in llamas and alpacas. Vet Surg, 40;1:115-119, 2011
Chamberlain CS, Brounts SH, Sterken DG, Rolnick KI, Baer GS, Vanderby R. Gene profiling of the rat medial collateral ligament during early healing using microarray analysis. J Appl Physiol, 111;2: 552-565, 2011