David Smith, DVM, PhD

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David Smith, DVM, PhD

Professor, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

David R. Smith, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a professor and Extension Dairy / Beef veterinarian in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in his professional career he practiced food animal medicine and surgery. He is a veterinary epidemiologist with special interest in discovery and outreach regarding pre-harvest control of Shigatoxin producing Escherichia coli and Salmonella in cattle production systems. He also has research and extension activities in responsible use of antibiotics and methods to manage cattle populations to control the transmission of other pathogens important to cattle or human health, including Johne’s disease, BVDV, and neonatal calf diarrhea. Dr. Smith earned his B.S., D.V.M., and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University. He is a diplomate of the Epidemiology Specialty of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.


VM 817 Livestock Pre-harvest Food Safety