John Middleton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM

AVMA Members Working to Advance Animal and Human Health through Research

Professor, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Educational Background

BS (1990), DVM (1993), PhD (2001). Diplomate ACVIM-LAIM 1999. All training completed at Washington State University.

Do you have any pets?

Yes – three dogs; two cats (indoor); and three barn cats. We also raise hair sheep for meat production and have three horses.

What is the focus of your research?

Bovine mastitis epidemiology, treatment, prevention and control. Goat mastitis with Particular focus on staphylococcal infections

What is the scientific and clinical significance of your research?

Our most recent work has shown difference in duration of infection and udder inflammation between intramammary infections caused by different species of coagulase negative staphylococci.

What do you find most enjoyable about research?

The ability to find solutions to common on-farm problems or develop a stronger understanding of the host-pathogen interaction.

What advice do you have for veterinarians considering a career in biomedical research?

Knowledge of research methods whether applied as a practicing veterinarian or in a pure research setting makes us better critical thinkers and thus better veterinarians.

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