After graduating from Oklahoma State University with his DVM in 1986, Dr. Furr practiced veterinary medicine at a clinic in Oklahoma and then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in 1989. For the following two years, he was an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. In 1991 Dr. Furr returned to the College’s Equine Medical Center serving as an Assistant Professor of Equine Internal Medicine. He also attained Diplomat status that year, receiving Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
In 1996, Dr. Furr was promoted to Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine, and in 2000, he completed his PhD in Neuroimmunology at the University of Maryland. In 2006 he was promoted to full professor and was named the Adelaide C. Riggs Professor of Equine Internal Medicine. He is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology at Oklahoma State University. He has authored 2 textbooks of equine neurology, and over 80 primary journal articles in the field of equine medicine. His research and clinical interests include equine neonatal medicine and critical care, equine neurology, and equine immunology, as well as the principles and practice of medical education.