Dr. Robert Wills

Dr. Robert Wills


  • Professor


Office: (662) -32-5-97



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Microbiology, Iowa State University, 1996
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 1984
  • Master of Science (M.S.), Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1980
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Agriculture, University of Missouri, 1978

Research interests:

Application of System Dynamics Modeling to veterinary medicine
Risk analysis and development of epidemiological models for infectious disease of animals and food borne pathogens
Epidemiology and exposure assessment of pesticides


Journal Article

Published Abstract

  • The effect of hoof preparation on transcuneal extracorporeal shock wave delivery to the equine navicular bone. 36th Annual Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference; New Orleans, LA. 2020
  • Pharmacodynamics of intravenous continuous rate infusion and repeated intramuscular administration of dexmedetomidine in standing horses. American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Meeting; Washington, D.C..
  • Correlation of orbital measurements to globe size for presurgical determination of orbital prosthesis size in horses. The 47th Annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Meeting; Monterey, CA. 2017
  • The effects of subconjunctival bupivacaine, lidocaine, and mepivacaine on corneal sensitivity in healthy horses. The 48th Annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Meeting; Minneapolis, MN. 2017



  • "Biomechanical comparison of external fixation and bilateral plating for stabilization of a canine cadaveric distal metaphyseal humeral fracture gap model." 47th Annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Sun Valley, ID. 2020

Oral Presentation

  • "The effect of short and long-term NSAID administration on osteotomy healing in dogs." 46th Annual Veterinary Orthopaedic Society Conference, Veterinary Orthopaedic Society, Breckenridge, CO. 2019