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David Edgar Anderson DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor and Head
Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery
Large Animal Clinical Services

David E Anderson, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Professor and Department Head. Dr. Anderson holds a BS in Animal Science (NC State University), a DVM (NC State University), and MS (Clinical Sciences – Osteology and Biomaterials, Kansas State University). Dr. Anderson completed an Internship at the University of Georgia and a residency at Kansas State University. His clinical expertise is in surgery of beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats, llamas and alpacas, and pigs. His research programs involved the study of bone trauma, biomaterials, tissue regeneration, development of surgical models for study of disease conditions, and pain management. Dr. Anderson provides CE seminars internationally on a wide variety of surgery, pain management, chemical restraint, and research topics.


  • Certificate, 1996 - Recombinant DNA Technology Workshop, The Ohio State University
  • MS, 1994 - Kansas State University
  • D.V.M., 1990 - North Carolina State University
  • B.S., 1988 - North Carolina State University, Animal Science

Board Certification

  • 1995 - Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons


  • 2012-present Professor and Head, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee
  • 2006-2012 Professor and Head, Agricultural Practices, Kansas State University
  • 2000-2006 Associate Professor and Head, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ohio State University
  • 1995-2000 Assistant Professor, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery The Ohio State University
  • 1994-1995 Instructor, Food Animal Surgery Kansas State University
  • 1991-1994 Resident, Large Animal Surgery Kansas State University
  • 1990-1991 Intern, Large Animal Rotating University of Georgia

Professional positions

  • Founding Director, International Academy of Farm Animal Surgeons
  • Founding Director, International Camelid Institute
  • Board of Regents, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2006-2009)
  • Board of Directors, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, Region 1 (Elected 1999, Re-elected 2001). One representative from each of 4 regions of the USA is elected by the association’s membership
  • Advisory Board Member, Mid-American Alpaca Foundation
  • Founding Member Representative for North America, International Society for Camelid Research and Development (ISOCARD)
  • Scientific Program Committee, World Buiatrics Congress