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Christopher B. Riley

  • B.Sc. (Physics), University of Melbourne, 1983
  • BVSc with Honours, University of Melbourne, 1988
  • M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, 1998
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1998
Associate Professor and Chief, Large Animal Surgery
Health Management
Veterinary Medicine
(902) 566-0816
Research Interests: 
  • Infrared diagnostic method and technology development
  • Comparative orthopedic research
  • Risk factors for surgical diseases
  • Equine and food animal surgery
  • Llamas and alpacas
  1. Mitchell, C., Riley, C.B., Evaluation and treatment of a humeral fracture with an unusual configuration and septic arthritis in an adult quarter horse. Can Vet J 2002;43:120-122.
  2. Swainson SW, Conzemius MG, Riedesel EA, Smith GK, Riley CB. Effect of pubic symphysiodesis on pelvic development in the skeletally immature greyhound. Vet Surg 2000; 29:178-190.
  3. Walesby HA, Rosenbusch R, Booth LC, Riley CB.  Uptake and distribution of tritium-labeled polysulfated glycosaminoglycans in serum, urine and superficial digital flexor tendon of rabbits after intramuscular administration. Am J Vet Res 2000; 61:20-23.
  4. Riley CB, Scott WM, Caron JP,  Fretz PB, Bailey JV, Barber SM. Osteochondritis dessicans and sudchondral cystic lesions in draft horses: A retrospective study. Can Vet J 1998;39:627-633.
  5. Riley CB, Archer JA, Bailey JV. In vitro explant culture of the equine superficial digital flexor tendon: Comparison of media and sera. Am J Vet Res 1996;57:1118-1123.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Dr R. Anthony Shaw, Institute for Biodiagnostics, NRC Canada
  • Dr Michael Sowa, Institute for Biodiagnostics, NRC Canada
  • Dr Antoni Cruz, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph