Dr. Ashley Whitehead, U of C Veterinary Medicine

Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine
General Equine Practice

Following a Bachelor of Science program at the University of Guelph, Dr. Whitehead completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2005.  She then moved to Wisconsin where she completed an equine internship at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Whitehead returned to Guelph to start a combined clinical residency and graduate degree program in large animal internal medicine that she completed in 2010. Dr. Whitehead has been on faculty at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine since 2010 and teaches across the curriculum in a wide variety of courses including Equine Medicine & Surgery, Clinical Skills, Clinical Presentations and Professional Skills. Dr. Whitehead obtained the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM) in 2012.

Some of Dr. Whitehead’s veterinary clinical interests include equine health management, equine infectious diseases, neonatal foal intensive care and camelid (llamas and alpacas) medicine. Dr. Whitehead is also trained in veterinary acupuncture and practices on wide range of species in addition to horses.

Dr. Whitehead has published scientific articles on her research in vaccine development for Rhodococcus equi in foals, equine placental characteristics and foaling rates and risk factors for abortion in mares with colic.