Jean-Yin Tan

Senior Instructor (Equine Clinical Sciences)

Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences

Full Member

Veterinary Education Research Group


Contact information


Office : CSB112A

Preferred method of communication

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Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name:Anna Wenman

Phone:+1 (403) 210-6298


Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Clinical Science
  • Equine Health

Research / Scholarly Activities

Dr. Tan's interest is in clinical and pedagogical research.


Dr. Jean-Yin Tan is a board-certified equine internal medicine specialist with international experience in 4 states, 2 provinces, and expertise in both equine specialty practice and ambulatory care. She is a former practice owner certified in professional management. 

Dr. Tan graduated from Cornell University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2005 and completed a prestigious internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in New Jersey. After a large animal internal medicine residency at University of Minnesota, she incorporated her expertise in internal medicine with general practice as an equine ambulatory practitioner at UC Davis in California and subsequently in private practice in New Jersey, where she also began internal medicine consultancy work. She completed equine acupuncture training in 2010 and in 2011 Dr Tan opened a successful ambulatory and referral equine veterinary clinic in Upstate New York, where she served as Managing Partner. 

In 2015 she joined the University of Calgary as an instructor in Equine Clinical Sciences, where she has played a transformational role in the Clinical Skills program, business stream of the Professional Skills program, and created innovative clinical partnerships with local Indigenous communities. She has held several international leadership roles, including Chair of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Advanced Continuing Education committee and member of the Board of Regents, and founding Chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion taskforce. A winner of the 2019 AAEP Good Works for Horses award, she was named one of Avenue Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 and received the University of Calgary Teaching Award for Educational Leadership in 2021.


Dr. Tan’s work has been published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME), the Canadian Veterinary Journal, and the American Journal of Veterinary Research. She is a free-lance writer for The Horse and has spoken internationally on equine medicine and medical education in Mexico, Malaysia, Austria, and the United States.