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


  • 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