Jennifer Rawlinson

Associate Professor, Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery Clinical Sciences


About Jennifer

Dr. Rawlinson graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She completed her residency program in dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and became an AVDC diplomate in 2006 and AVDC equine diplomate in 2014. From 2005-2011, she created and ran the Dentistry and Oral Surgery service at Cornell University. In 2013, she greatly expanded the Dentistry and Oral Surgery service at Colorado State University, where she now works as a tenured associate professor. She was the dentistry and oral surgery service head at Cornell from 2005-2011 and Colorado State from 2013-2020. In 2020, she became the president of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC). Dr. Rawlinson has focused her energies on expanding dental and oral surgical care to all species, which include small animals, equids, camelids, pigs, livestock, exotic pets, and wildlife, throughout her career. She was the driving force behind the creation of the equine dental specialty within the AVDC. She is passionate about mentoring and educating D.V.M. students and residents as evidenced by both the curriculum and residency programs she created at Cornell and CSU. Her research interests include oral microbiomes, inflammatory cytokines, periodontal disease, regional maxillofacial anesthesia, oral surgery, and equine and porcine dentistry.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1998Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1995


Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College (Equine Specialty)


Kelley, J.L., Hoyer, N.K., Roa, S., Rawlinson, J.E. (2023) Prognostic indicators for feline craniofacial trauma: a retrospective study of 114 cases. Frontiers Vet Sci. May 12. doi:10.3389/fvets.2023.1190474Kuiper, J.P., Puttlitz, C.M., Rawlinson, J.E., Dobbs, R., Labus, K.M. (2022) A mechanical evaluation of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels for temporomandibular joint disc replacement. Frontiers in Physics. August 25. doi: 10.3389/fphy.2022.928579. Pegg, J.E., Hoyer, N, Kelley, J., Weir, H., Rawlinson, J.E. (2022) Clinical evaluation of intraoral suture patterns using poliglecaprone 25 in Greyhound Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 39(2), 112-121. Refereed. Kretsch, C., M., Simpson, K., M., Rawlinson, J. E., Laurence, H. M., Spraker, T. R., (2021). Regional and distant metastasis of oral squamous cell carcinoma in a male castrated llama: a case report. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 38(4), 216-222. Referred.Davis, L., Hoyer, N., Boscan, P.L., Rao, S., Rawlinson, J.E. (2021) Computed Tomography Analysis of the Feline Infraorbital Foramen and Canal. Front Vet Sci. Jan 27(7: 619248). doi:10.3389. Refereed. Labus, K.M., Kuiper, J.P., Rawlinson, J.E., Putlitz, C.M. (2021) Mechanical Characterization and Viscoelastic Model of the Ovine Temporomandibular Joint Disc in Indentation, Uniaxial Tension, and Biaxial Tension. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 116:104300. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104300. Refereed. Pegg, J.E., Rawlinson, J.E., Kelley, J.L., Monnet, E. (2021) Cadaveric evaluation of load to failure in canine gingiva apposed with varied suture patterns using poliglecaprone 25. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 38(1), 8-17. Refereed. Davis LV, Hoyer NK, Boscan P, Rao S, Rawlinson JE. (2021) Cadaveric Evaluation of Injectate Distribution for Two Maxillary Nerve Block Techniques in Cats. Front Vet Sci. 8:619244. doi: 10.3389/fvets. 2021.619244. eCollection 2021. Refereed.Nelson, B.B., Easley, J., Steward, K.K., Smanik, L.E., Koch, D.W., Rawlinson, J.E., Easley, J.T. (2021) Pedicle screw external fixation to stabilize oblique mandibular fractures in three standing, sedated horses. Veterinary Surgery. 50(3), 659-667. Refereed. Hoyer, N., Rawlinson, J.E., Klaphake, E. (2020) Treatment of oral disease is eight captive Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) between 2011-2019: A case series. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 51(3), 705-719. Referred. Smith, M.A., Rao, S., Rawlinson, J.E. (2020) Dental Pathology of the Domestic Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 37(4), 192-200. Refereed.Hoyer, N.K., Rawlinson, J.E. (2019) Prevalence of malocclusion of deciduous dentition in dogs: An evaluation of 297 puppies. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 36(4), 251-256. Refereed.Pegg, J., Lothamer, C. W., Rawlinson, J. E. (2019) The air driven dental machine: form and function at a mechanical level. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 36(3), 202-208. Refereed.Basuki, W., Rawlinson, J. E., Wheeler, R., Lothamer, C. W., Prytherch, B. (2019) Evaluation of gingivitis in pregnant Beagle dogs. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 36(4), 179-185. Refereed.Basuki, W., Rawlinson, J. E., Palmer, R. H. (2018). Repair of bilateral comminuted mandibular fractures in a 12-week-old puppy using locking and nonlocking maxillofacial reconstruction plates. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, 35(4), 258-267. Referred. Carmalt, J. L., Henderson, K., Rawlinson, J. E. (2018). Use of crown height of the maxillary first molar tooth to approximate the age of horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 79(8), 867-873. Referred.Rawlinson J. E., Bass L., Campoy L., Lesser C., Prytherch B. (2018). Evaluation of the equine mental foramen block: cadaveric and in vivo injectate diffusion. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 45(6), 839-848. Referred.

Research Specialty

Oral microbiomesInflammatory cytokinesPeriodontal diseaseRegional maxillofacial anesthesiaOral surgeryMaxillofacial trauma