2004-07 Cohort

In September of 2007, sixteen veterinarians completed a three-year, 180-hour course of study in the Ohio Dairy Health Management Certificate Program. The program was coordinated by Dr. William B. Epperson.

Participating veterinarians learned the latest aspects of dairy production medicine, taught by both local and international experts. This educational series helped participants develop expert skills in dairy health problem-solving and decision-making. Veterinarians graduating from the program can now better work with local dairy producers to improve farm profitability, increase animal health and welfare, and understand dairy industry trends. The group met quarterly over the three-year period. Between modules, veterinarians applied their knowledge to real world situations with their client herds.

The program, the first of its kind held in Ohio, was administered by Ohio State University Extension-Veterinary Medicine and The Ohio State University's Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Veterinarians from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York were enrolled in the program. The program had an impact on veterinary servicing of approximately 130,000 dairy cows in 975 herds.

2007 ODHMCP Group Photo

First Name Last Name Affiliation City  State Plan
Ron Baldridge Ottawa Veterinary Clinic Ottawa OH Individual
Greg  Edwards Napoleon Veterinary Clinic Napoleon OH Individual
Lowell Midla OSU Large Animal Services Marysville OH Individual
Cody Stoller Tri-County Animal Clinic West Salem OH Individual
Eric Shaver East Holmes Veterinary Clinic Berlin OH Individual
Dereck Klopfenstein Dairy Vet & Mgmt Serv, P.C. Goshen IN Individual
Fred  Bennett Lisbon Veterinary Clinic Lisbon OH Individual
Eric Gordon OSU Large Animal Services Marysville OH Individual
Rick Daugherty Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic Sugarcreek OH Practice
Jim Honigford Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic Sugarcreek OH Practice
Greg  Kurtz Kurtz Veterinary Clinic Hagerstown IN Individual
Melvin Wenger Orrville Veterinary Clinic Orrville OH Practice
Greg  Roadruck Orrville Veterinary Clinic Orrville OH Practice
Bill Yost Orrville Veterinary Clinic Orrville OH Practice
Tom Wakefield Perry Veterinary Clinic Perry NY Individual
Randy  Alger Alger Veterinary Clinic Mantua OH Individual
Todd  Plocher N.O.V.A., Inc Salem OH Individual
Dale Streams Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown PA Practice
Arlen Wilbers Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown PA Practice
Patrick Rodawold Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown PA Practice
Susie Lutz Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Quakertown PA Practice
Scott Nordstrom Intervet Technical Services Middlebrook VA Individual
   
Course Coordinator:
Bill Epperson The Ohio State University Columbus OH