Eileen Hackett

Affiliate Clinical Sciences


About Eileen

Dr. Eileen Hackett attended University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1998. After an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, she completed a residency in Large Animal Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. Dr. Hackett joined the CSU Equine Surgery and Critical Care Service and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Hackett serves on the ACVS Resident Credentialing Committee and the ACVECC Research Committee, and is an Associate Editor of Veterinary Surgery. She is a Principal Investigator in the CSU Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory working with large animal surgical models for rotator cuff repair, vaginal prolapse, and urinary stress incontinence. Dr. Hackett is part of the team at CSU providing specialty boarded critical and emergency care to all large animals 24-hours a day.


DVM, University of Illinois, 1998MS, Colorado State University, 2006BS, University of Illinois, 1994


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons


McCoy AM, ES Hackett, AE Wagner, KR Mama, DA Hendrickson: Pulmonary Gas Exchange and Plasma Lactate in Horses with Gastrointestinal Disease Undergoing Emergency Exploratory Laparotomy: A Comparison with An Elective Surgery Patient Population. Veterinary Surgery Accepted 7/10.Hackett ES, Specific Lesions, In: Equine Colic – A Practical Handbook for Veterinarians, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Ames, submitted chapter - scheduled for publication in 2011.Sarafian TL, Wang H, Hackett ES, Yao JQ, Shih M, Ramsay HL, Turner AS: Comparison of Achilles Tendon Repair Techniques in a Sheep model Using a Cross-linked Acellular Porcine Dermal Patch and Platelet-rich Plasma Fibrin Matrix for Augmentation. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 2010: 49, 128-134.Hackett ES, McCue PM: Evaluation of a veterinary glucometer for use in horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2010: 24, 617-621.Hacket TB, ES Hackett: Constant rate infusions. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine 7th Edition, Editors: SJ Ettinger, EC Feldman, 2010; 361-363.Hackett ES, Harilal D, Bowley C, Hawes M, Turner AS, Goldman SM: Evaluation of porcine hydrated dermis augmented repair in a fascial defect model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B – Applied Biomaterials Accepted 9/10.Hackett ES, JL Traub-Dargatz, JE Knowles Jr, SF Tarr, DA Dargatz: Arterial blood gas parameters of normal foals born at 1500 metres elevation. Equine Veterinary Journal 2010: 42(1), 59-62.Bragg R, Hackett ES, Callan RJ, Holt TN, Hackett TB: Inadvertent transvaginal administration of sodium phosphate enemas in 2 alpaca crias. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 2010, 20(6), 623-627.

Research Specialty

Large Animal Exclusive/Predominant (exclude equine or food animal)Research Interests: Critical care monitoring and surgical technique development