Research/Areas of Interest:

General Research:

  • Interested in clinical research involving equine neonatal diseases, especially sepsis and also equine geriatric problems.

Selected Research Projects:

  • Neonatal septic arthritis/osteomyelitis
  • Computed tomography of septic joints in foals
  • Seasonal variation of ACTH & MSH in horses


MS, Washington State University, 1980

DVM, University of Georgia, 1978

BS, Clemson University , 1975


A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Large Animal Internal Medicine, Dr. Paradis joined the faculty at Tufts in 1983 after completing an internship/residency/master’s program at Washington State University, finishing her residency at Michigan State and working in an equine practice on Long Island. Since coming to Tufts, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work in an environment of sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and to help shape education and research at the Veterinary School. Her particular areas of research and clinical expertise include the newborn and geriatric horse. “I love working with horses from both ends of the age spectrum.” She is the author and editor of “Equine Neonatal Medicine: A Case-Based Approach” (Elsevier, 2006).

Dr. Paradis enjoys teaching both veterinary students and horse owners about problems that can be encountered in their horses, alpacas, llamas, and other animals. She takes pride in the impact her teaching has made in the lives of students and residents.

Growing up as an equestrian competitor, Dr. Paradis wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age. When Dr. Paradis is not teaching, researching, or on clinics at the Cummings School, she enjoys reading science fiction novels, hiking in the woods, and traveling. She and her husband, Max, live in Grafton, MA, with their two Labrador retrievers.

Board Certifications

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM )

Selected Publications and Presentations

  1. McFarlane D, Paradis MR, Zimmel D, Sykes B, Brorsen B, Sanchez A, Vainio K. The effect of geographic location, breed and pituitary dysfunction on seasonal ACTH and alpha-MSH plasma concentrations in horses. JVIM. In press.
  2. Paxson JA and Paradis MR. Pharmacokinetics of aztreonam after intravenous administration in foals. J Vet Pharmacol Therap. 34:1, 92-94, 2011.
  3. Paradis MR. Septic arthritis in the foal: What is the best imaging modality? Invited Clinical Commentary. Equine Vet Educ 22(7):334-335, 2010.
  4. Wilkins PA, Otto CM, Dunkel B, Bedenice D, Paradis MR, Staffieri F, Baumgardner JE, Syring RS, Slack J, Grasso S, Pranzo G. Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndromes (ARDS) in veterinary Medicine: consensus definitions. Special Invited Commentary, JVECC, 17(4):333-339, 2007.
  5. Rohrbach, BW, Buchanan BR, Drake JM, Andrews FM, Bain FT, Byars DT, Bernard WV, Furr MO, Paradis MR, Lawler J, Giguere S, Dunkel B. Multivariable model to estimate the probability of survival, within 2 hours of hospitalization, in foals up to 7 days of age. JAVMA, 228(11):1748-1756, 2006.