Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Equine Surgery

Research Centres: Structure & Motion Laboratory

Justin is a Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). He holds the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Soft Tissue), the ECVS Diploma in Large Animal Surgery and is a European Specialist in Large Animal Surgery

Justin graduated from the RVC in 1997 and completed a Junior Clinical Training Scholarship at the RVC in 1998. He then completed 3-year Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Equine Surgery and Masters of Science at the University of Edinburgh and Auburn University, U.S.A. He worked as a lecturer in Equine Surgery at University College Dublin, Ireland before returning to the RVC in 2003 as a lecturer in Equine Surgery.

Justin’s current research includes new surgical techniques for laryngoplasty and paranasal sinus surgery in horses

 Z. Windley, R. Weller, W. H. Tremaine and J. D. Perkins (2009) Two- and three-dimensional computed tomographic anatomy of the enamel, infundibulae and pulp of 126 equine cheekteeth. Part 1: Findings in teeth without macroscopic occlusalor computed tomographic lesions Equine Veterinary Journal 41(5) 441-448

 Perkins, J. D., Bennett, C., Windley, Z. and Schumacher, J., (2009) Comparison of Sinoscopic Techniques for Examining the Rostral Maxillary and Ventral Conchal Sinuses of Horses. Veterinary Surgery 38(5):607-12.

 Perkins, J. D., Windley, Z., Dixon, P.M., Smith, M., Barakzai, S.Z., (2009) Sinoscopic Treatment of Rostral Maxillary and Ventral Conchal Sinusitis in 60 Horses. Veterinary Surgery 38(5):613-9

 J.D. Perkins, R.O. Salz, J. Schumacher, L. Livsey, R. Piercy, S. Barakzai (2009) Variability of Resting Endoscopic Grading for Assessment of Laryngeal Function in Horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 41, 342-346


 Perkins JD, Raffetto J, Thompson C, Weller R, Piercy, R.,Pfau T. (2010) Three-dimensional biomechanics of simulated laryngeal abduction in horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research 71 (9) pg 1003-1010

 Naylor RJ, Perkins JD, Allen S, Aldred J, Draper E, Patterson-Kane J, Piercy RJ. (2010) Histopathology and computed tomography of age-associated degeneration of the equine temporohyoid joint. 42(5):425-30

 TÏth, F, Schumacher J, Castro F, Perkins,JD. (2010) Full-thickness skin grafting to cover wounds of horses created by laceration or by tumour resection Veterinary Surgery 39 (6); 708-714

He is interested in all aspects of soft tissue surgery

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