Clearfield native named Animal Science Chair at ISU

Daniel Thomson has been named the new chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
Dr. Thomson is an internationally known leader, researcher and instructor in animal health management, animal welfare and beef cattle production. He has been serving as the Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology at Kansas State University and founded the Beef Cattle Institute in Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a KSU faculty member for 15 years.
Dr. Thomson will begin his new duties on April 6. He succeeds Donald Beerman, who served as chair of the department since 2015 and retires January 7.
A native of Clearfield, Dr. Thomson is a third generation bovine veterinarian. He earned two degrees at Iowa State University, a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM). He has a master’s degree in ruminant nutrition from South Dakota State University and a doctorate in ruminant nutrition from Texas Tech University.

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