Todd Duffield

Todd graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph in 1990 (DVM) and worked for 4 years in a large dairy practice in eastern Ontario, Canada.  He returned to OVC in 1994 and completed a Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) degree in 1997.  He is currently a Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, OVC, University of Guelph.  Todd’s time is split approximately 50% for teaching and 50% for research. He teaches in all years of the undergraduate veterinary program and works 1 to 2 days per week in the OVC ruminant field service veterinary practice, where he also serves as Clinic Head and Service Chief.  He is actively involved in dairy research, graduate supervision and teaching. He has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles on several aspects of dairy health management including transition cow metabolic disease, use of monensin in dairy cattle, production limiting diseases (Johne’s disease, Neospora abortion), and more recently strategies for minimizing pain in cattle.   He has spoken on many of these areas of dairy health management in several countries including Italy, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Argentina, Australia, and Japan. Todd was on sabbatic leave with Dr. Ian Lean at Strategic Bovine Services in Camden, Australia in 2007 working on learning meta-analysis methods.   He is the recipient of the 2012 CVMA Merck Award for contributing significantly to the advancement of herd health management in Canada.  Todd was recently honoured as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.