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Valentina Ragno Lecturer, Internal Medicine, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Equine endocrinology, infectious diseases

Academic Credentials

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine, 2021
  • MSc in Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 2019
  • DVM, University of Turin, 2012


Valentina Ragno is originally from Northern Italy. She attended the University of Turin (Torino, Italy) where she completed her veterinary medicine degree at the university's Department of Veterinary Sciences.

After graduation, Dr. Ragno participated in equine internships in Italy, Ireland and the USA. She came to the University of Saskatchewan as a Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident and became a board certified ACVIM-LA specialist, in addition to completing a Master of Science. Dr. Ragno was an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for one year, before joining the WCVM Equine Field Service first as a locum and then as a Clinical Associate. She has also served remotely as Sessional Lecturer in Large animal medicine for the University of Calgary. Her research efforts currently focus on equine endocrinology and infectious diseases.

Research Interests

Dr. Ragno’s MSc project focused on diagnostic markers for Equine Metabolic Syndrome. She is currently involved in EMS and PPID collaborative research.

Clinical Interests

Equine endocrinology and laminitis, equine asthma, gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Ragno has led outbreak investigations of infectious diseases such as camelid diarrhea, equine Parvovirus hepatitis, and strangles.


  • V.M. Ragno, C.D. Klein, N.S. Sereda, F.D. Uehlinger, G.A. Zello, K.A. Robinson, J.B. Montgomery. Morphometric, metabolic, and inflammatory markers across a cohort of client-owned horses and ponies on the insulin dysregulation spectrum. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, In Press Available online 16 July 2021, 103715
  • J.J. Chapuis, V.M. Ragno, C.A. Ariza, A.R. Movasseghi, S. Sayi, F.D. Uehlinger, J.B. Montgomery. Septic fibrinous pericarditis in four horses in Saskatchewan following an outbreak of forest tent caterpillars in 2017. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2020 Jul;61(7):724-730
  • M. Ragno, G.A. Zello, C.D. Klein, J.B. Montgomery. From table to stable: a comparative review of selected aspects of human and equine metabolic syndrome. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2019 Aug;79:131-138
  • V.M. Ragno, F.D. Uehlinger, K. Gabadage, A.R. Movasseghi, J.B. Montgomery. Investigation of a Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak in a commercial alpaca farm in Saskatchewan. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2019 Aug;60(8):877-882