Jenna Young, DVM, Dipl. ACVS (Large Animal)

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
Jenna Young


Office Phone
Office Address

225 Vet Med Ctr
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


Equine Surgery Resident, Oklahoma State University

DVM, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

BS, Iowa State University

Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal), 2021

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Dr. Young is an Iowa native who completed her undergraduate and professional veterinary medicine degrees at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Following graduation, she pursued an equine internship at Oklahoma State University and was fortunate to stay for an Equine Surgical Residency in Stillwater, OK. She joined the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine faculty following her residency in 2019. She successfully achieved board certification in large animal surgery in 2021. Dr. Young is part of the Large Animal Surgery service at the University, providing service to clients, caring for patients, and simultaneously teaching senior veterinary students during their rotations in the Piper Equine and Large Animal Hospitals.

Awards & recognition

  • Phi Zeta, National Veterinary Honor Society, Oklahoma State University (2019)


Selected refereed publications

  • Young JM, Schoonover MJ, Kembel SL, Taylor JD, Bauck AG, Gilliam LL. “Efficacy of orally administered gabapentin on chronic thoracic limb lameness in horses.” Vet Anaesth Analg 2020 Mar;47(2):259-266.
  • Plunkett AH, Schoonover MJ, Young JM, Taylor JD, Holbrook TC. “Subtourniquet pressure generated by application of wide-rubber tourniquets in standing, sedated horses.” Vet Surg 2019 Feb;48(3):417-423.
  • Schoonover MJ, Whitfield CT, Young JM, Sippel KM, Payton ME. “Quantitative assessment of intravenous regional limb perfusion of tiludronate as an adjunctive treatment for lameness caused by navicular syndrome in horses.” Am J Vet Res 2018 Dec;79(12):1313-1320.
  • Schoonover MJ, Moser CK, Young JM, Payton ME, Holbrook TC. “Effects of tourniquet number and exsangination on amikacin concentrations in the radiocarpal and distal interphalangeal joints after low volume intravenous regional limb perfusion in horses.” Vet Surg 2017 Jul;46(5):675-682.

Selected scientific presentations

  • Young JM, Schoonover MJ, Kembel SL, Taylor JD, Bauck AG, Gilliam LL. Effect of oral gabapentin on lameness attributed to chronic conditions of the forelimbs of horses. ACVS Surgery Summit Residents’ Forum, Las Vegas, NV. October 17, 2019.
  • Young JM. Improving wound healing through skin grafting techniques for the general equine practitioner. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Fall Conference. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. October 12, 2018.
  • Young JM. Equine musculoskeletal pain management. Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association Summer Seminar. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. June 17, 2017.


Teaching areas

  • Large Animal Surgery and Lameness


  • Co-Instructor: CVM 6711 Large Animal Surgery Rotation
  • Co-Instructor: CVM 6961 Equine Selective II
  • Co-Instructor: CVM 6807 Food Animal Surgery and Anesthesia Rotation
  • Co-Instructor: CVM 6733 Equine Nutrition and Dentistry Rotation
  • Co-Instructor: CVM 6737 Equine Sports Medicine Rotation



Veterinary Medical Center

Clinical interests

  • Large animal orthopedic surgery
  • Large animal emergency surgery