Clinical Assistant Professor, Anatomy
McCoy North 208
Phone: (509) 335-4376
My research interests are in the biomechanics of
quadrapedal locomotion, especially of the distal limb of the horse. My
most recent research involves observing the effects of differing track
surfaces, including moisture content, on the acceleration/deceleration
patterns of the hooves of galloping Thoroughbred horses. I am no longer
actively involved in research as I am now on a 100% teaching
My current teaching assignment
includes an undergraduate course in veterinary anatomy, Functional
Anatomy, in which we cover both histology and gross anatomy of domestic
animals. A web-site has been, and continues to be, developed for the
to assist the students with the lab material. I am also the lead
instructor in Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy and a co-instructor in
Veterinary Anatomy I & II, the latter two courses being gross anatomy of
small animals (primarily the dog) and large animals (primarily the horse
and bovine) respectively.
Patrick D. Wilson, after
completing three years of undergraduate training in Zoology at Northern
Arizona University, received his B.S. in Veterinary Science at
Washington State University, following completion of the first year in
the Veterinary Medical Program (1985). From 1985-90 he was a Research
Assistant in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. In 1990 he earned
concurrent degrees, an M.S. in Veterinary Science, emphasis in anatomy,
and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. In 1991 he worked as a
veterinarian at a mixed animal practice in Glendale, Arizona. From
1992-94 he served as a Veterinary Clinical Associate in Pathology at
Texas A&M University, where he was involved in a collaborative study
which characterized the lesions of a hereditary nephropathy in English
Cocker Spaniels. He joined IPN in 1997 as an Instructor and an Associate
in Research. In the Fall of 2001, Dr. Wilson moved to a 100% teaching
assignment as a clinical assistant professor of anatomy.
Ratzlaff M H, Wilson P D
, Hutton D V, Slinker B K.
Relationships between hoof-acceleration patterns of galloping horses and
dynamic properties of the track. AJVR 2005; 66(4):589-595.
Lees G E, Wilson P D
, Helman R G, Homco L D, Frey M S:
Glomerular ultrastructural findings similar to hereditary nephritis in 4
English Cocker Spaniels. J Vet Intern Med 1997; 11:80-85.
Ratzlaff M H, Wilson P
, Hyde M, Balch O, and Grant B:
Relationships between locomotor forces, hoof position and joint motion
during the support phase of the stride of galloping horses. Acta Anat
Wilson P D
, Ratzlaff M H, Grant B D, Hyde M L, and Balch O K:
Effects of a compressible plastic shoe, the Seattle Shoe, on the
kinematics of the strides of galloping Thoroughbred horses. J Equine Vet
Sci 1992; 12(6):374-381.
Balch O, Grant B, Ratzlaff M, Wilson P
, Mama K, Cannon J:
Design, application, testing and use of compressible plastic horseshoes
(Seattle Shoes). Proceedings, Am Assoc Eq Prac 1989; 405-518.