Senior Lecturer - Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa.
Teaching, research & service in the area of dairy production medicine.
November 2013 to present
Integrated Dairy Management - Plainview, Texas, USA
Owner & consultant to dairies, applying the concepts of holistic management to all aspects of dairy farming, including employee management, animal health, crop farming, manure management & the production of quality milk.
January 2009 to present
China Technical Services Leader - Milk Specialties Global, Chicago, USA
Provide program start-up & technical services for the Dairy Nutrition Technology Program in China. Provide technical services for the sales team.
February 2011 - August 2011
In-house Consultant - Bos Dairies, Lovington, New Mexico, USA
Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for two 3,000 cow dairies. Convert both dairies to RFID management - programming of herd software (DC305).
June 2010 - January 2010
Dairy Manager - Legacy Farms, Plainview, Texas, USA
Dairy Manager - den Dulk Dairy Group, Cass City & Hartford, Michigan, USA
Managing a 600-cow dairy, preparing cows for a new dairy facility - included animal nutrition, animal health, payroll & budgeting. Assisting in the start-up of a 3,000-cow dairy - included management structure, computer systems, nutrition & animal husbandry.
March 2004 - September 2004
Production Medicine Coordinator - Goff Dairy, Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
Veterinary services (reproduction, surgery, vaccination & treatment protocols, etc.), data management & analysis, nutrition, personnel training & field trials on a 3500-cow Holstein & 800-cow Jersey dairy maintained on one site with replacements.
February 2003 - February 2004
Veterinarian/Owner - DairyVet, Roswell & Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
Dairy production medicine practice in large herds (~2,000 cows ea.) - repro, surgery, calfhood vaccination, management & nutritional consultation.
February 1998 - December 2002
Veterinarian/Owner - AgriVet, Riverview, Florida, USA
Large animal practice, predominantly food animal production medicine: 50% dairy (~500 cows ea.), 30% beef, 10% swine, 10% small ruminant.
January 1994 - January 1998
Relief Veterinarian - Vet Specialties, Polk City, FL & Country Oaks Veterinary Clinic, Summerfield, Florida, USA
Large animal practice, predominantly food animal production medicine: 60% dairy, 25% beef, 10% small ruminant and swine, 5% equine.
June - October, 1993
Intern/Resident/Research Assistant/Assistant Scientist - University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Managing a research project to evaluate the use of a recombinant vaccine - included design & conduct of clinical trials, preparation of grant proposals, progress reports and manuscripts. Participating in all areas of the Rural Animal Medicine Service (RAMS): clinical and didactic teaching & clinical service - included emergency service & telephone consultation, as well as field research.
July 1986 - February 1993
Master of Science (MS): Major - Veterinary Medicine/Epidemiology; Minor - Statistics. University of Florida, College of Agriculture, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc): University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort, South Africa.
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