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Joe Bracamonte Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Anastomotic healing, adhesions and equine laparoscopy


Dr. Joe Bracamonte graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Extremadura in Spain. He was awarded a one-year scholarship in equine surgery at the Freie University of Berlin.

He then went on to complete a one-year internship at Equine Services Surgical Hospital in Kentucky and stayed on staff for an additional year. Next, he moved to the Ontario Veterinary College where he completed an internship, large animal surgical residency and DVSc degree. He is a Diplomate with both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Bracamonte joined the University of Saskatchewan in 2008 and is now an associate professor in equine surgery at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on adhesion formation in horses, anastomotic healing and biomarker identification for orthopedic infections.

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, University of Extremadura (Spain), 2000
  • Internship, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ontario Veterinary College, 2004
  • Residency, Large Animal Surgery, Ontario Veterinary College, 2007
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc), Ontario Veterinary College, 2008
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS)

Research Interests

Dr. Bracamonte's research interests are primarily focused on anastomotic healing, adhesions and equine laparoscopy.


For updated information about Dr. Bracamonte's research publications, please visit PubMed.