Dr. Carol Gillis is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and returned for an equine surgery residency at UC Davis.
Following completion of the residency, she obtained a PhD in equine tendon and ligament pathophysiology. Concurrently she established the equine ultrasound service at UC Davis, pioneering ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system at the University, and creating courses and hands-on labs to train veterinary students, residents and veterinarians how to perform and interpret ultrasonographic examinations.
Dr. Gillis is the author of numerous scientific publications on equine soft tissue injury diagnosis and treatment, including “Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2014″, the definitive reference book on the topic.
Dr Gillis has presented her research on Equine Sports Medicine topics nationally at the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American College of Veterinary Surgery meetings and internationally in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Dubai, Argentina, Germany, Brazil and Mexico.
Clinically, Dr. Gillis has performed more than 32,000 ultrasound examinations of the horse and guided treatment of problems identified. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
She currently has a consulting practice in Ultrasound and Sports Medicine in Aiken, SC.