Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Kirstin Bubeck

Staff Veterinarian, Equine Sports Medicine Service

Large Animal Surgery and Sports Medicine

Campus Phone:
(508) 839-7926

Dr. Kirstin Bubeck earned her veterinary degree from the University of Hannover, Germany in 1997. Following, she worked at the university’s Equine Hospital as a staff veterinarian and completed a postgraduate degree in 2001 with the title: Pulmonary Wedge Pressure in Healthy Warmblooded Horses and Warmbloods with Mitral Valve Insufficiency During Standardized Treadmill Exercise.

She came to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University to pursue further training in large animal surgery and successfully completed her large animal surgery residency in 2009. Dr. Bubeck worked at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals as an emergency clinician and surgeon, and as a clinical instructor for equine surgery and lameness at the University of Montreal. In addition she worked as a staff surgeon at the Equine Clinic in Kaufungen, Germany.

She returned to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in June 2014. She has a strong interest in orthopedic and respiratory surgery as well as lameness evaluation and diagnostic ultrasound.

Dr. Bubeck is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons 2011, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013.

Board Certification

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgery (Large Animal)
  • DiplomateAmerican College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine)

Comparison between palpation and ultrasonography for evaluation of experimentally induced effusion in the distal interphalangeal joint of horses

Author(s):Olive, J. | Lambert, N. | Bubeck, K.A. | Beauchamp, G. | Laverty, S.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Surgical treatment of distal tarsal joint luxations in three horses

Author(s):Abuja, G.A. | Bubeck, K.A. | Quinteros, D.D. | García-López, J.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

In vitro biomechanical evaluation and comparison of a new prototype locking plate and a limited-contact self compression plate for equine fracture repair

Author(s):Quinteros, D.D. | García-López, J.M. | Abuja, G.A. | Tarkanian, M. | Maranda, L.S. | Bubeck, K. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Diagnosis and management of cranial and caudal nuchal bursitis in four horses

Author(s):García-López, J.M. | Jenei, T. | Chope, K. | Bubeck, K.A.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

In vitro comparison of two centrally threaded, positive-profile transfixation pin designs for use in third metacarpal bones in horses

Author(s):Bubeck, K.A. | García-Lopez, J.M. | Jenei, T.M. | Maranda, L.S.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

In vitro comparison of cortical bone temperature generation between traditional sequential drilling and a newly designed step drill in the equine third metacarpal bone

Author(s):Bubeck, K.A. | García-López, J. | Maranda, L.S.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Influence of valvular insufficiency and recurrent airway obstruction on haemodynamics and therapy in warmblood horses with atrial fibrillation

Author(s):Gehlen, H. | Bubeck, K. | Rohn, K. | Stadler, P.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Research in Veterinary Science

Effects of two different dosages of dobutamine on pulmonary artery wedge pressure, systemic arterial blood pressure and heart rate in anaesthetized horses

Author(s):Gehlen, H. | Weichler, A. | Bubeck, K. | Ohnesorge, B. | Deegen, E. | Stadler, P.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series A: Physiology Pathology Clinical Medicine

Pulmonary artery wedge pressure during treadmill exercise in warmblood horses with atrial fibrillation

Author(s):Gehlen, H. | Bubeck, K. | Rohn, K. | Stadler, P.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Research in Veterinary Science

Laparoscopic adhesiolysis at the urogenital tract in horses | Laparoskopische adhäsiolyse am urogenitaltrakt des pferdes

Author(s):Bartmann, C.P. | Schiemann, V. | Bubeck, K.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Pferdeheilkunde

Anticoagulatory therapy of jugular vein thrombosis with phenprocoumon in the horse | Antikoagulatorische behandlung von thrombosen der vena jugularis externa mit phenprocoumon beim pferd

Author(s):Bubeck, K. | Bartmann, C.P. | Schiemann, V. | Deegen, E.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: Pferdeheilkunde

Pulmonary artery wedge pressure measurement in healthy warmblood horses and in warmblood horses with mitral valve insufficiencies of various degrees during standardised treadmill exercise

Author(s):Gehlen, H. | Bubeck, K. | Stadler, P.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Research in Veterinary Science

Foreign body-induced injury in a pony | Fremdkörperbedingte verletzung bei einem pony

Author(s):Bubeck, K. | Schiemann, V. | Bartmann, C.P.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Tierarztliche Praxis Ausgabe G: Grosstiere - Nutztiere

Reduction of complications of the wound healing following ventral median celiotomy in horses | Verbesserung der heilung der bauchwunde nach medianer laparotomie beim pferd

Author(s):Bartmann, C.P. | Bubeck, K. | Georgiadis, S. | Deegen, E.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Pferdeheilkunde

Pulmonary wedge pressure and heart frequency measurements for extension of left atrial function diagnostics during standardized treadmill exercise in warmblood horses | Lungenkapillardruck- und herzfrequenzmessungen unter standardisierter laufbandbelastung zur erweiterung der linksatrialen funktionsdiagnostik beim warmblutpferd

Author(s):Gehlen, H. | Bubeck, K. | Stadler, P.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift

Valvular pulmonic stenosis with normal aortic root and intact ventricular and atrial septa in an Arabian horse

Author(s):Gehlen, H. | Bubeck, K. | Stadler, P.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: Equine Veterinary Education