Dr. Aitken's main clinical interests are gastrointestinal surgery, farm animal emergencies, and neonatal emergencies. Her research interests include post-operative complications, surgical site infections, and gastrointestinal motility
Aitken, M. R., Stefanovski, D., Southwood, L. L. Serum amyloid A concentration in postoperative colic horses and its association with postoperative complications Veterinary Surgery 48: 143-151, 2019.VanderBroek, A. R., Reef, V. B., Aitken, M. R., Stefanovski, D., Southwood, L. L. Assessing gastrointestinal motility in healthy horses comparing auscultation, ultrasonography and an acoustic gastrointestinal surveillance biosensor: a randomised, blinded, controlled crossover proof of principle study Equine Veterinary Journal 51: 246-251, 2019.Levine, D. G., Aitken, M. R. Physeal Fractures in Foals Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice 33: 417-430, 2017.Kopper, J., Stewart, S., Habecker, P., Aitken, M. R., Southwood, L. L. Small colon stenosis secondary to ulcerative colitis in three Standardbred foals Equine Veterinary Education 28: 419-423, 2016.Aitken, M. R., Southwood, L. L., Ross, B. M., Ross, M. W. Outcome of Surgical and Medical Management of Cecal Impaction in 150 Horses (1991-2011) Veterinary Surgery 44: 540-546, 2015.Aitken, M. R., Parente, E. J. Epiglottic abnormalities in mature nonracehorses: 23 cases (1990-2009) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 238: 1634-1638, 2011.
DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Cornell University, 2009Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS)
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC)