Dane Tatarniuk

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS-LA
Clinical Assistant Professor
L2263 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal), 2016

Master of Science – Veterinary Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2015

Large Animal Surgery Residency – University of Minnesota, 2012 - 2015

Equine Internship, Littleton Equine Medical Center, 2011 – 2012

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 2011


Selected lecturer -

VCS 396 & VCS 458 – Equine Surgery Course & Clinical Rotation (VM3 & VM4)

VCS 443 – Equine Lameness (VM3)

VCS 393 – Principles of Surgery (VM2)

VCS 449 – Junior Surgery Laboratory (VM3)

Continuing education and scientific presentation given at local and national conferences.

Research Focus & Interests  

Equine Lameness, Osteoarthritis, & Joint Therapeutics

Regenerative Therapies

Equine Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal Traumatology

Equine Upper Airway Respiratory Surgery

Honors & Awards  

Clinical Veterinary Orthopedic Abstract Award, AOVet Foundation, 2015

Large Animal Resident Forum - Clinical Research Award, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2015

Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, 2015

Resident Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, University of Minnesota, 2014

Dr. Sue Ashburner Student Award in Equine Care, University of Saskatchewan, 2011

Winner’s Circle Award, American College of Equine Practitioners, 2010

Dr. Harold Struthers Student Award in Large Animal Medicine, 2009 

Equine Health Research Fund Student Research Award, University of Saskatchewan, 2008


Young Professionals Task Force, American Association of Equine Practitioners - Committee Member  


American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

AOVet – North America (AO)

International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) 

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

Minnesota Association of Equine Practitioners (MAEP)

Selected Publications  

Tatarniuk DM, Groschen DM, Merritt KA, Maher MC, Ernst N, Brown MP, Trumble TN. “Concentrations of cytokines, matrix metalloproteinases, and tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases in serum and synovial fluid following injection of autologous conditioned serum into equine osteoarthritic distal inter-phalangeal joints.” Osteoarthritis Cartilage (2015) 23: Supplement 2, 388-400. 

Suarez-Fuentes DG, Tatarniuk DM, Caston SS, Kersh KD, Gillen A, Hay A. “Comparison of outcome following semitendinosus tenotomy performed under standing sedation versus general anesthesia for the treatment of fibrotic myopathy in horses.” Vet Surg. Accepted for publication 6-31-2017.

Suarez-Fuentes DG, Caston SS, Tatarniuk DM, Kersh KD, Ferrero NR. “Outcome of horses undergoing navicular bursotomy for the treatment of contaminated or septic navicular bursitis: 19 cases (2002 – 2015)”. Equine Vet J. (2017) doi: 10.1111/evj.12733. 

Esselman, AM, Tatarniuk DM, Maher MC, Anderson KL, Trumble TN. “What Is Your Diagnosis? Fracture of the lateral epicondyle of the distal humerus in a horse" J Am Vet Med Assoc. (2017) 15; 250 (10): 1093 – 1096. 

Mendez J, Tatarniuk DM, Ernst N. “Extensive rostral mandibulectomy for treatment of an ameloblastoma in a horse.” Vet Surg, 2013. 43 (2): 222 – 226.

Tatarniuk DM, Bracamonte J, Wilson DG, et al. “Laminar epidermal hyperplasia and hyperkeratosis in an equine hoof.” Can Vet J, 2013. 54 (9): 849 - 852.

Carmalt JL, Bell CD, Tatarniuk DM, et al. “Comparison of the response to experimentally induced short-term inflammation in the temporomandibular and metacarpophalangeal joints of horses.” Am J Vet Res, 2011. 72 (12): 1586 – 1591.

Tatarniuk DM, Carmalt JL, Allen AL. “Prosthetic laryngoplasty complicated by induration of the cricoid cartilage in a horse larynx.” Vet Surg, 2010. 39 (1): 128 – 130.

Tatarniuk DM, Bell CD, Carmalt JL. “A three-dimensional anatomical description of the nasomaxillary opening in the horse.” Veterinary Journal, 2010. 186 (2): 216 – 220.

Bell CD, Tatarniuk DM, Carmalt JL. “Endoscope-guided balloon sinuplasty of the nasomaxillary opening in the horse.” Vet Surg, 2009. 38 (7): 791 – 797