About

I’m an experienced professional based in San Francisco. My work is focused on producing quality work and making a significant impact. I’m happy to apply the experience and skills I’ve obtained in my career in order to manage projects through creative problem solving and innovative thinking. I possess a strong eye for detail and can thrive independently as well as in a team environment.

 

Work Experience

Please contact me for a more extensive CV.

 

Dairy Consultant

November 2017 - Present

Providing services in the areas of calf and cow management, program development and implementation and worker-animal interactions.

Vice President of Consulting

Praedium 
Urbandale, IA
January 2016 - October 2017

Praedium provides welfare services to livestock farms.  Responsibilities included training farm employees and management, reviewing welfare of animals and developing welfare programs for farms.  Protocol and SOP development and implementation with herd veterinarians and nutritionists.

Professor, Large Animal Medicine and Welfare

Western University College of Veterinary Medicine
Pomona, CA
August 2010 - December 2016

Responsibilities include teaching in Problem Based Learning setting, teaching production medicine (reproduction, mastitis control, calf management, dairy management), development of International Food Animal programs, animal welfare teaching and research.

On Farm Animal Welfare Auditor

2010

Independent contractor auditor with Validus, LLC.  On-farm animal welfare and environmental audits of farms in the US and abroad.  Member of the Validus Dairy Welfare Scientific Committee.  PAACO-certified and ISO 900 auditor.

Clinician - On Farm Clinical Medicine

Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center
University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Tulare, CA
February 2008 - August 2010

Service Chief for a new program to develop monitoring of transition cow systems, hospital programs, health records review on large dairies and calf ranches.  The program incorporated farm welfare assessments into the teaching program. This program shared some duties and responsibilities with the Dairy Production Medicine Program.  Dairy calf and cow health and management teaching in the didactic program on campus.  Provided consultations with practicing veterinarians.

Academic Training

 

Board Certification in the American College of Animal Welfare

2012

Postgraduate studies in Veterinary Epidemiology

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
August 1984

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
December 1982

Bachelor of Science

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
April 1976

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