New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Chief, Large Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Clinical Specialties: Surgery
Research Areas: Large animal surgery, Equine emergency surgery, Equine lower limb injury
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Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road

Richardson DW, Dodge GR Effects of Interleukin-1 b and Tumor Necrosis Factor-a on the Expression of Matrix Related Genes in Cultured Equine Articular Chondrocytes. American Journal of Veterinary Research 61: 624-630, 2000.

Richardson DW, Dodge GR Dose-dependent effects of corticosteroids on the expression of matrix related genes in normal and cytokine treated articular chondrocytes. Inflammation Research 52: 39-49, 2003.

Levine DG, Richardson DW Clinical use of the locking compression plate (LCP) in horses: a retrospective study of 31 cases (2004-2006). Equine Veterinary Journal 39: 401-406, 2007.

Busschers E, Holt JP, Richardson DW The effects of glucocorticoids and interleukin 1-B on the expression and activity of aggrecanases in equine chondrocytes. American Journal of Veterinary Research 71: 176-185, 2010.

Ahern BJ, Richardson DW, Boston RC, Schaer TP Orthopaedic infections in equine long bone fractures and arthrodeses treated by internal fixation: 192 cases (1990-2006). Veterinary Surgery 39: 588-593, 2010.

Gasiorowski J, Rupp G, Schaer TP, Richardson DW Influence of a resilient hard carbon thin film on drilling efficiency: boring time, wear and thermogenesis-In Press. Veterinary Surgery : 875-880, 2011.

Mason JB, Vandenberghe LH, Xiao2 R, Wilson JM, Richardson DW Influence of serotype, cell type, tissue composition and time after inoculation on gene expression in recombinant adeno-associated viral vector-transduced equine joint tissues. American Journal of Veterinary Research 73: 1178-1185, 2012.

Stewart S, Barr S, Engiles J, Hickock N, Shapiro IM, Richardson DW, Parvizi J, Schaer TP Vancomycin-modified Surface Inhibits Biofilm Formation and Supports Bone Healing in an Infected Osteotomy Model in Sheep-A Proof-of-Concept Study Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 94: 1406-1415, 2012.

Stewart S, Richardson DW, Boston R, Schaer TP Risk factors associated with survival to hospital discharges of 54 horses with fractures of the radius Veterinary Surgery 44: 1036-1041, 2015.

Gasiorowski JC, Richardson DW Clinical use of computed tomography and surface markers to assist internal fixation within the equine hoof Veterinary Surgery 44: 214, 2015.

A.B. Dartmouth College, 1974

D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine) Ohio State University, 1979