University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

faculty
ASCI Faculty

Dr. John BarlowJohn Barlow, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Vermont
D.V.M., University of Illinois
B.S., University of Connecticut
Areas of Interest:  Mastitis Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Zoonotic Disease, Antimicrobial Resistance, Global Animal and Public Health
Courses:
ASCI 192 Animal Plagues & Global Health
ASCI 220 Lactation Physiology

email address:  John.Barlow@uvm.edu
In the news: Putting Vermont Farms to the Test
 

Dr. Ruth Blauwiekel with a CREAM cowRuth Blauwiekel, D.V.M., Ph.D.
University Veterinarian
D.V.M., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Washington State University
B.S., Michigan State University
Areas of Interest: Livestock Nutrition, Biosecurity Issues
Course:  ASCI 264 Clinical Topics in Livestock Medicine
email address:  DrRuth@uvm.edu
Colchester Sun Article


Dr. Lyndon CarewLyndon Carew, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Cornell University,
B.S., University of Massachusetts
Areas of Interest:  Nutrition, Endocrinology,
Latin America, Poultry, Computers in Education
Awards (not all are listed):
2013 Sinclair Cup Award
Vermont Professor of the Year
Teaching Award of Merit (NACTA)
NE Region Award for Excellence in College & University Teaching in Food & Agricultural Sciences
Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Outstanding Performance as a UVM Teacher
Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising

email address:  Lyndon.Carew@uvm.edu

Dr. Pat Erickson with her horse IndyPatricia Erickson, D.V.M.
Senior Lecturer
D.V.M., Cornell University
B.S., Cornell University
A.S., North Country Community College
Areas of Interest: Companion Animals, Zoos
Courses:   
ASCI 006 Companion Animal Care & Management
ASCI 118 Applied Animal Health
ASCI 171 Zoos, Exotics & Endangered Species
ASCI 263 Clinical Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
ASCI 272 Advanced Zoos, Exotics, & Endangered Species
ASCI 281 Animal Sciences Career Seminar
ASCI 298 Special Topics:  Wild Canids of the Northeast
Summer Travel Courses:
ASCI 297 You to the Zoo
ASCI 297 Equine Rehabilitation Techniques
Awards:
2012 Carrigan Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
2010 Teaching Award of Merit - North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
2008 Kroepsch-Maurice for Excellence in Teaching
2005-2011 Senior Recognition Awards, Most Valued Faculty
2001 NY State Veterinary Young Professional Award
2000 Lloyds of London Equine Emerging Professional
email address:  Patricia.Erickson@uvm.edu

Dr. Sabriina GreenwoodSabrina Greenwood, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Guelph, Canada
MSc.,  University of Alberta, Canada
BSc., University of Guelph, Canada
Areas of Interest:    Nutrition
Course:  ASCI 110 Animal Metabolism, Nutrition and Feeding
email address:  Sabrina.Greenwood@uvm.edu



Dr. David Kerr and his dog JaxonDavid Kerr, Ph.D.
Professor
PhD., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
M.S.,  University of Saskatchewan, Canada
B.S., McGill University
Areas of Interest:   Mastitis Resistance, Innate Immunology, Epigenetics
Courses:
ASCI 001 Introductory Animal Science
ASCI 215 Physiology of Reproduction
Awards:
2007 Hubert W. Vogelmann Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
email address:  David.Kerr@uvm.edu

Dr. Jana KraftJana Kraft, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Jena, Germany
B.S., University of Jena, Germany
Areas of Interest:    Dairy Lipids and Human Health, Lipid Metabolism, Fetal Programming, Fatty Acid Analysis
Courses:
HCOL 186 Animal Products in Human Nutrition
ASCI 301 Graduate Journal Club
Kraft Laboratory

email address:  Jana.Kraft@uvm.edu

Dr. Stephanie McKayStephanie McKay, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada
M.S., Texas A & M University
B.S., Texas A & M University
Areas of Interest:  Genetics and Genomics
Course:   ASCI 168 Animal Genetics and Breeding
email address:   Stephanie.McKay@uvm.edu



Norm Purdie with CREAM cowsNorman Purdie, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia
BAGR. SC (Hons), University of Queensland, Australia
Area of Interest:  Dairy Nutrition and Management
Courses:  
ASCI 122  Animal Welfare

ASCI 134/135  CREAM
ASCI 215  Physiology of Reproduction
email address:  npurdie@uvm.edu


Chrissy RohanChristina (Chrissy) Rohan, M.Ed.
Lecturer
M.Ed., University of Vermont
B.S., University of Vermont
Area of Interest:  Equine Training & Instruction
Courses:  
ASCI 021 Horse Barn Coop
ASCI 119 Equine Training Techniques
ASCI 121 EQUUS
ASCI 129 Horse Barn Coop Executive Committee
email address:  Christina.Rohan@uvm.edu



Jamie ShawJamie Shaw, B.S.

Part-time Lecturer
B.S., University of Vermont
Area of Interest:  Dog Training and Behavior
Courses:  
ASCI 098 Understanding & Speaking Dog
ASCI 192 Canine Behavior
email address:  Jamie.Shaw@uvm.edu

 
Dr. Julie Smith with Holsteins at the UVM Farm.Julie Smith, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Extension Associate Professor
D.V.M., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University
B.S., Cornell University
Areas of Interest:  Dairy Calf & Heifer Nutrition, Biosecurity, Agrosecurity
Awards:
2015 John C. Finley Award
2013 National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award,
Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award

email address:  Julie.M.Smith@uvm.edu


Dr. David Townson with his dog, ZoeDavid H. Townson, Ph.D.
Department Chair & Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Michigan State University
Areas of Interest:  Female reproductive physiology, immunology of ovarian function, follicular dynamics, regulation of the corpus luteum
Courses:
ASCI 215 Physiology of Reproduction
email address:  Dave.Townson@uvm.edu


Stuart WhiteStuart White, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
A.B., Harvard College
Areas of Interest:  Resource management, mountain farming systems and land use, South American camelids (especially Alpaca)
Courses:
ASCI 298F  Boot Camp in Alpaca Husbandry -- Travel Course
email address:  Stuart.White@uvm.edu

Jenny WilkinsonJenny Wilkinson, D.V.M.
Senior Lecturer
D.V.M., Cornell University
B.A., University of Virginia
Areas of Interest:  Equine Science, Veterinary Medicine
Courses: 
ASCI 021
Horse Barn Cooperative
ASCI 030 Beginner Horseback Riding
ASCI 117 Horse Health and Disease
ASCI 121 EQUUS
ASCI 125 Equine Instructing Techniques
ASCI 129 Horse Barn Coop Executive Committee
ASCI 130 Intermediate Horseback Riding
ASCI 221 Lameness in Horses
Awards: 
2016 Teaching Award of Merit - North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
2016 UVM Outstanding Faculty Woman Award
2015 Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education
2013 Kroepsch-Maurice for Excellence in Teaching
email address:  Jenny.Wilkinson@uvm.edu

Dr. Feng-Qi Zhao with a panda in China.Feng-Qi Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
M.S., Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
B.S., Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China
Areas of Interest: Lactation Physiology, Molecular Genetics
Courses:
ASCI 141 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
ASCI 220 Physiology of Lactation
ASCI 303 Research Proposal Writing
email address:  Feng-Qi.Zhao@uvm.edu


Faculty at Miner Institute


Catherine
 BallardCatherine S. Ballard, M.S.
Adjunct Lecturer
M.S., University of Vermont
B.S., University of Vermont
Areas of Interest: Bovine and Equine Reproduction
Courses: 
ASCI 205 Assist teaching Equine Repro. & Mgmt.

ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  ballard@whminer.com


Dr.
 Heather DannHeather M. Dann, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.S., Penn State University

B.S., Cornell University
Area of Interest: Forage Chemistry, Nutritional Physiology of Dairy Cattle, Interaction of Dairy Cattle Nutrition & Environment
Course:  ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  dann@whminer.com


Wanda
 EmerichWanda Emerich, M. Ext. Ed.
Dairy Outreach Coordinator
M. Ext. Ed., University of Vermont
B.S., University of Vermont
Course:  ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  emerich@whminer.com


Dr.
 Richard GrantRichard Grant, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Purdue University
B.S., Cornell University
Area of Interest: Dairy Nutrition
Course:  ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  grant@whminer.com


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