Caryn E Plummer

Caryn E Plummer

Associate Professor

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4406
Business Email: plummerc@ufl.edu

About Caryn E Plummer

Dr. Caryn Plummer, a native Floridian, graduated with a biology degree from Yale University in 1997. She is a 2002 honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (2006).

After completing specialty training, Dr. Plummer joined the faculty at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor in 2006. She is currently a tenured associate professor at the UF. Her research interests include corneal wound healing and glaucoma. She has lectured extensively both in the USA and abroad on many topics associated with clinical veterinary ophthalmology and animal models of ophthalmic disease, especially glaucoma. She is is a contributing author to the Gelatt’s classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (4rd, 5th and 6th editions) and an associate editor for the upcoming 6th edition. She is also a charter member of and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium.

Accomplishments

Best Clinical Poster Presentation, ACVO Annual Meeting
2005 · University of Florida
Merck Manual Award, Top Ten Percent of Veterinary Class
2002 · Merck
Mark Bloomberg Scholarship, Overall Excellence for Veterinary Graduate, Pursuing Further Training in an Internship Program
2002 · University of Florida
Beatriz Luz Scholarship, Excellence in Internal Medicine
2002 · University of Florida
Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society
2001-Current · University of Florida
National Science Scholar
1994-1997 · National Science Foundation

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Research Profile

Research Interests

– Pharmacology and ocular drug delivery and penetration

– Equine corneal disease

– Primary open angle glaucoma in the dog

– New surgical techniques for equine corneal disease, corneal wound healing, canine & equine glaucoma, canine eyelid/facial reconstruction, prolapsed nictitating glands

Publications

2019 Veterinary ophthalmology
2018 Veterinary Clinical Pathology
2017 Veterinary Clinics of North America-Equine Practice
2015 European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
2014 Equine Veterinary Education
2013 Veterinary ophthalmology
2013 Veterinary ophthalmology
2012 Veterinary ophthalmology
2010 Veterinary Clinics of North America-Food Animal Practice
2010 Veterinary ophthalmology
2009 Tieraerztliche Praxis Ausgabe Kleintiere Heimtiere
2009 Equine Veterinary Education
2008 Compendium-Continuing Education for Veterinarians

Grants

Mar 2019 – Feb 2020
Investigation of the fecal bacteria mifrobiota and its functional potential in horses with equine recurrent uveitis
AMER COL OF VET OPHTHALMOLOGIST · Project Manager
Nov 2017 – Dec 2018
EVALUATION OF TOPICALLY APPLIED CROSS-LINKED HYALUYRONIC ACID (Remend?) ON CLINICALLY HEALTHY DOGS
BAYER HEALTHCARE · Principal Investigator
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Mitigation of Equine Recurrent Uveitis through Topical Application of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling Mimetic Peptide-Pilot
HHMD LLC · Project Manager
May 2014 – Jun 2017
Influence of Topically Administered Atropine on . . .
UF FOU · Principal Investigator
Feb 2014 – Jul 2018
Equine Aqueous Humor Collection
BERNICE BARBOUR FOU · Principal Investigator

Education

Diplomate
2006 · American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology
2004-2006 · University of Florida
Internship/Instructorship, Veterinary Medicine
2002-2003 · Michigan State University
DVM
1998-2002 · University of Florida
BA
1994-1997 · Yale University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4406
Emails:
Business:
plummerc@ufl.edu

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