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Stephen Manning Associate Dean, Clinical Programs | Associate Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Equine acupuncture and equine reproduction


Dr. Stephen (Steve) Manning is the associate dean of clinical programs at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to overseeing the operations of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, he is responsible for the senior clinical rotations in the WCVM's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.

Dr. Manning is also a member of the Field Service in the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre and a board-certified theriogenologist. As well, he is an associate professor in the WCVM's Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, specializing in advanced reproduction techniques and equine acupuncture.

Dr. Manning graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1991. After a few years in private practice, he came to the WCVM and completed a residency in theriogenology (reproduction) and a Master of Science degree. Dr. Manning earned his board certification from the American College of Theriogenologists in 1997. He is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist, having successfully completed the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course at Colorado State University in 2008.

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
  • MSc, University of Saskatchewan
  • Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)

Research Interests

Equine acupuncture, advanced reproductive techniques, and subfertility/infertility in mares and stallions.


  • Husulak, M.L., Manning, S.T., Meachem, M.D., Burgess, H.J., Epp, T.Y., Montgomery, J.B.  2018.  Does antimicrobial therapy improve outcomes in horses with severe equine asthma and a positive tracheal wash bacterial culture?  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 82(3): 184-191.

  • Robinson, K.A., Manning, S.T., Barber, S.M., Wobeser, B.K., Lohmann, K.L.  2017.  Congenital hypoplasia of the dorsal colon in a Quarter Horse filly with chronic, intermittent colic.  Equine Veterinary Education, 29(5): 270-273.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/eve.12437

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Chenier, T., Nairn, D., Green, J., Manning, S., Card, C.  2016.  Complications associated with intrauterine glass marbles in five mares.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 249(10): 1196-1201.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/javma.249.10.1196

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Nairn, D., Manning, S., Dedden, I., Ripley, E., Nielsen, K., Card, C.  2016.  Evaluation of diagnostic utility, safety considerations, and effect on fertility of transvaginal ultrasound-guided ovarian biopsy in mares.  Theriogenology, 85(6): 1030-1036.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2015.11.013