Dr. Jean-Yin Tan

Dr. Jean-Yin Tan

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Associate Professor (Teaching)

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Cumming School of Medicine, Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship

Contact information


Office: CSB112N



Dr. Jean-Yin Tan is a board-certified equine internal medicine specialist with international experience in 5 states, 2 provinces, and expertise in both equine specialty practice and ambulatory care. She is a former practice owner who received certification in professional management in 2020 and received her MBA (with Honours) in 2022. 

Dr. Tan graduated from Cornell University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2005 and completed an 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 in 2020, received the University of Calgary Teaching Award for Educational Leadership in 2021, and Vet Candy's Veterinary Inspiration Award in 2022.


Areas of Research

Clinical Science
Equine Health

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


Course number Course title Semester
VETM 405 LAB 01 B01 Clinical Skills II 2020
VETM 405 LAB 01 B01 Clinical Skills II 2021
VETM 407 LEC 01 01 Professional Skills II 2020
VETM 407 LEC 01 01 Professional Skills II 2021


  • Good Works for Horses, American Association of Equine Practitioners. 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Calgary. 2020
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award for Educational Leadership, University of Calgary. 2021
  • Certificate of Honors for Outstanding Performance in the Major Field Test, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 2022
  • Veterinary Inspiration Award, Vet Candy. 2022