Harry Boothe, MS, DACVS

Professor Emeritus, Soft Tissue Surgery

Harry Boothe Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



MS, Texas A&M, Veterinary Physiology, 1982
DVM, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1970



Dr. Harry Boothe received his DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970, followed by a two-year stint in private practice. He finished a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1975. During his 28-year employment at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, Dr. Boothe completed a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Physiology in 1982 and received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of Former Students in 1987. He was granted Professor Emeritus of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2009.

Dr. Boothe is currently a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University. He has authored or co-authored 24 abstracts, 63 journal articles and 44 book chapters. Dr. Boothe is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Research Interests


Small animal surgical conditions, including portosystemic shunts and pyothorax, and evidence-based selection and use of antimicrobials.

Publications and Links


Matz BM, Boothe HW(40%), Wright JC, Boothe DM. Effect of enteric biopsy closure orientation on enteric circumference and volume of saline needed for leak testing. Can Vet J2014;55(1): 1255-57.

Saile K, Boothe HW(40%), Boothe DM. Saline volume necessary to achieve predetermined intraluminal pressures during leak testing of small intestinal biopsy sites in the dog. Vet Surg2010;39(7): 900-03.

Atilla A, Boothe HW(40%), Tollett M, Duran S, Campos Diaz D, Sofge J, Boothe DM. In vitro elution of amikacin and vancomycin from impregnated plaster of Paris beads. Vet Surg2010;39(6): 715-21.

Boothe HW(85%), Howe LM, Boothe DM, Reynolds LA, Carpenter M. Evaluation of outcomes in dogs treated for pyothorax: 46 cases (1983-2001). J Am Vet Med Assoc2010;236(6): 657-63.

Boothe DM♦, Boeckh A*, Boothe HW (30%). Evaluation of the distribution of enrofloxacin by circulating leukocytes to sites of inflammation in dogs. Am J Vet Res2009;70(1): 16-22.

Boothe HW(50%),Jones SA, Wilkie WS, Boeckh A, Stenstrom KK, Boothe DM. Evaluation of the concentration of marbofloxacin in alveolar macrophages and pulmonary epithelial lining fluid after administration in dogs. Am J Vet Res 2005;66(10): 1770-74.

Hettlich BF, Boothe HW(50%), Simpson RB, DuBose KA, Boothe DM, Carpenter M. Effect of tympanic cavity evacuation and flushing on microbial isolates during total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc2005;227(5): 748-55.