Patrick T. Colahan

Professor Emeritus

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Large Animal Surgery
PO Box 100136
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608-0136
352- 392-2229
FAX: 352-392-8289


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1982
  • DVM, University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif., 1974
  • BS, University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif., 1970

Honors and Awards

  • Florida State Legislature Outstanding Achievement and Performance Award, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Fla., 1990
  • University of Florida Productivity Award, Gainesville, Fla., 1999

Research Interests

Expertise includes general surgery with special interest in orthopedic surgery. Research interests are also in the area of sports medicine with current major focus on the effects of drugs on athletic performance. Through his work there have been new insights into the causes of injury in race horses, new surgical techniques for some types of fracture repair, and times before racing required clearance of commonly used drugs have been determined.

Recent Publications

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