Bonnie R Rush, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Department Head and Professor, Equine Internal Medicine
Phone: 785-532-4892

Professional Training:

  • DVM: The Ohio State University
  • Internship: North Carolina State University
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Masters of Science: The Ohio State University


  • Medicine III (3rd year)
  • Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Med. (4th year)
  • Equine Medicine and Field Service (4th year)


  • Equine respiratory disease with an emphasis on respiratory physiology, immunology,
  • and aerosol drug therapy.
  • Non-infectious respiratory disease (heaves).
  • Investigation of pulmonary immunity and immunostimulant medications for horses.
  • Completed studies identifying appropriate dosage regimens and adverse side effects of aerosol drug therapy in horses.


  • Dr. Rush serves as Head of Clinical Sciences but still maintains a partial clinical appointment with an emphasis on respiratory disease.