Jamie was born in Michigan and attended high school in Las Vegas, where she played in the band, was a state finalist athlete, and graduated as valedictorian of her class. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate studies and was admitted to CSU for veterinary school, as well. Dr. Textor graduated in 1998 and then moved to Ocala, Florida to pursue an internship at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital. She completed a residency in Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University from 1999-2002, and became a board certified specialist (“Diplomate”) of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003. After her residency, Dr. Textor moved to New Zealand and worked as an equine surgeon at Massey University. Beginning in 2005, she was a member of the Equine Surgery service at UC Davis. In 2008, Dr. Textor began a PhD at UC Davis, conducting research on platelet-rich plasma in horses. She completed her thesis in 2012, and received her PhD in 2013.
Dr. Textor has authored several publications in scientific journals and is a much sought-after speaker for national and international veterinary medical conferences. In 2014, Dr. Textor opened Total Performance Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery, based in Martinez, CA, with the goal of providing specialist sports medicine and surgical expertise “stall-side” at the horse’s own barn. This year, Dr. Textor was invited to speak at the First European Comparative Symposium on Equine and Human Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Traumatology in Lyon, France.