Texas Tech University

Carolyn E. Arnold, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Professor of Equine Surgery

About Me

Carolyn Arnold is a Professor of Equine Surgery. She grew up in Southeastern Michigan and attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University from 1994-1998. After an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in central Kentucky, she completed a Large Animal Surgical Residency at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in 2003. She joined the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University as a large animal surgeon from 2006-2022. In 2020, she completed a PhD at Texas A&M studying the affects of antimicrobials on the equine hind gut microbiome.


Carolyn's teaching focuses on the surgical training of veterinary students as well as topics pertaining to large animal medicine and surgery.


Carolyn's research interests include the microbiome of the equine hindgut and alterations that occur with gastrointestinal diseases such as colitis and colic. She is also interested in improving methods of surgical training for veterinary students.


Carolyn will provide surgical support services to local equine practices. She has been an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, serving on the Membership and Development, Ethics and Educational Programs Committees, as well as the American College of Veterinary Surgeons where she has served on the Educational Programs Committee.