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Megan Burke

Asst Clinical Professor


CVM Main Building B339


Dr. Megan Burke is originally from San Francisco, California. She graduated from the UC Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a Large Animal Surgery Internship at University Pennsylvania – New Bolton Center. She stayed on at New Bolton Center to complete a Comparative Orthopedics Fellowship at PENN Vet CORL, followed by a 3 year residency in Large Animal Surgery, achieving board certification in 2016. She came to NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Emergency. While working at NC State she also completed a collaborative Fellowship in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care at The Ohio State University, achieving board certification in 2021. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Equine Emergency at NC State since 2018. Her research interests center around reducing morbidity and mortality in critically ill equids, especially those undergoing surgery for colic.







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Date: 07/01/19 - 6/30/23
Amount: $9,364.00
Funding Agencies: Morris Animal Foundation

The goal of this research is to determine whether there is any benefit in routinely extending antimicrobial administration beyond 24 hours in horses undergoing surgery for colic. The major outcome variable to be monitored is incidence of SSI. Minor outcome variables are development of fever or leukopenia.

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