Dan Thomson

3rd Quarterly Meeting

July 20th 2015

All Members Invited

At the

Hardesty House

"an amazing educator, and has an amazing ability to communicate,"

Jones Professor of Veterinary Medicine,

Director of the Beef Cattle Institute

Assistant Dean of Outreach for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University


     Dr. Dan U. Thomson is a third generation bovine veterinarian from Clearfield, IA. Dr. Thomson completed a MS in Ruminant Nutrition from South Dakota State University and a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Thomson received his BS in Animal Science and DVM from Iowa State University.

Dr. Thomson was an associate veterinarian with Veterinary Research and Consulting Services in Greeley, CO. He then served as the Director of Animal Health and Well-being for Cactus Feeders in Amarillo, TX which at the time was the world’s largest cattle feeding company.  Dr. Thomson still practices feedlot medicine in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas.
     Dr. Thomson is The Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology and directs Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  He serves as the Global Co-leader for McDonald’s Beef Health and Welfare Committee and serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory Board of the Food Marketing Institute, the Beef Quality Assurance Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Animal Welfare committees of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. 

      Dr. Thomson is recognized internationally as a leader in animal welfare, beef cattle production and cattle health management.  Dr. Thomson has published 75 peer-reviewed papers, 5 book chapters, 221 abstracts, 74 proceedings and 45 progress reports at professional meetings and delivered 569 invited talks internationally on his research and field experience on the interactions between production management, environment and nutrition on the health and well-being of beef cattle. Dr. Thomson’s research program has been granted over $34.7 million with $15.4 million of those funds coming with him as the primary investigator.  

      Thomson’s research and outreach has been reported in many media outlets including CBS Evening news, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and many others.  He hosts a nationally aired veterinary television show on RFD TV entitled “Doc Talk” that reaches over 45 million homes world-wide.

       Dr. Thomson is married to his wife Cindy.  They have 4 daughters, Kelly, Katelyn, Tory and Sarah.  Dr. Thomson’s hobbies are his daughters’ activities and a little hunting or fishing in Southwest Iowa when time allows. 

In case you  missed it...

3rd Quarterly Meeting Re-Cap


On Monday July 20th, The Chamber hosted the 3rd Quarterly meeting bringing in Dan Thomson from Kansas State University  Dan, a Jones Professor of Veterinary Medicine came and talked to over 40 members on the effects the cattle industry has on your busingess.  If you missed the meeting, please contact your fellow members to get caught up on the information you missed.

The Chamber would like to thank Dan and all the Attendants for making our 3rd  quarterly meeting a success.  Mark you calendar for the 4th quarterly meeting of the year on Monday November 16th at 6pm.

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