- Co-director of the James W. Goodwin and Joy Goodwin Adams Equine Reproduction Center
- DVM - Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Diplomate - American College of Theriogenologists
- MS - Auburn University
Originally from Elba, AL, Dr. Wilborn completed an undergraduate degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences in 1998 and a DVM degree in 2002. She then spent three years working as both a large and small animal veterinarian in Wichita, KS before returning to Auburn in 2005 for advanced training in theriogenology. She spent the next three years in a focused training program at Auburn University in order to specialize in reproduction, becoming Board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists in 2007 and completing a Master’s degree in 2008.
Dr. Wilborn’s clinical training encompassed theriogenology in all species, but she currently focuses her clinical and research efforts on equine and canine reproduction. Her research interests involve factors that influence uterine development as well as investigation of the novel neuropeptide kisspeptin and its role in cyclicity, seasonality and pregnancy of the mare.
Dr. Wilborn serves as co-director of the James W. Goodwin and Joy Goodwin Adams Equine Reproduction Center. In their spare time, Dr. Wilborn and her husband enjoy water skiing and keeping up with their two young daughters. The Wilborn family also includes two Quarter Horses, a Pointer and a Sheltie.
The Equine Reproduction Center (ERC) at Auburn University is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated solely to theriogenology. The Equine Theriogenology service offers a variety of clinical services for both mares and stallions, including both routine procedures as well as in-depth investigations of complex cases requiring special techniques. Some of the common procedures performed at the ERC include reproductive examinations for breeding soundness of both mares and stallions prior to breeding or purchase, management of sub-fertile mares and stallions for breeding, semen freezing, embryo transfer, and management of high-risk pregnancies. In addition to these procedures, the ERC houses and manages a number of stallions that are available for breeding. (add link here)
The small animal theriogenology service offers many clinical resources in the field of canine reproduction, but feline patients are included as well. The most common procedures requested include canine fertility evaluations, management of subfertile males and females, canine semen freezing, and ovulation timing/breeding management of the female dog.