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Sarel R. Van Amstel BVSc, D Vet Med, M Med Vet, DABVP, DACVIM
Professor
Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery
Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Clinical Interests

  • Medicine and Surgery: Cattle, Camelids, and Small Ruminants
  • Cattle Lameness

Research Interests

  • Cattle Lameness
  • Camelid Medicine

Sarel R van Amstel, BVSc, DipMedVet, MMedVet(Med), Diplomate ACVIM, Diploma IPC Dairy Training Center. Dr. van Amstel holds a BVSc (University of Pretoria) and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and holds a Diploma from the IPC Livestock Dairy Training Center in Friesland, Oenkerk. Dr. van Amstel’s special interests are farm animal medicine and surgery with particular emphasis on lameness in cattle and swine. Dr. van Amstel was an integral part of the Master Hoof Care program – a program to teach proper hoof care and correction of hoof abnormalities in dairy cattle. His teaching focus include ruminant lameness, metabolic disease and gastroenterology. Current research involves management strategies to prevent development of thin soles in dairy cattle, causes of foot lameness in pigs and development of a foot scoring system for beef cattle. Dr. van Amstel provides continuing education seminars internationally regarding medical diseases of cattle, sheep, and goats and hoof care and diseases of cattle, and swine lameness and welfare.

Education

  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • BVSc -- 1966
  • Dip Med Vet -- 1978
  • M Med Vet (Med) -- 1982
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners - 2000
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - 2001

Board Certification

  • South African Internal Medicine Boards
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Food Animal
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Training

  • Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine: College of VetMedicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine: College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
  • Diplomate: Lameness and Hoof Trimming: IPC Dairy Training Center Friesland, Netherlands

Teaching

  • Ruminant:
    • Gastroenterology
    • Musculo-Skeletal

Professional Societies

  • AABP - American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • AASRP - American Association of Small Ruminent Practitioners
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners