Dr. Richard Wallace

Dr. Richard Wallace - Dairy Technical Services, Zoetis

Managing Veterinarian, Dairy Technical Services, Zoetis A 1985 graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Wallace started his own mixed-animal veterinary practice in Centerburg, Ohio upon graduation. Desiring more work with dairy cattle, he sold his practice in 1987 and joined a three person dairy practice in Door County, Wisconsin. In 1993, he became the first Food Animal Production Medicine Resident at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a Master’s degree in Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 1995, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as the Dairy Extension Veterinarian. Dr. Wallace taught several dairy production medicine courses and continues to be the lead instructor for two online continuing education courses (Milk Quality and Udder Health and Advanced Cattle Reproduction) that are integral for the Online Dairy Certificate Program offered by Academic Outreach at the University of Illinois. In a cooperative role with the Department of Animal Sciences, Dr. Wallace served as the faculty coordinator and dairy farm manager for the Dairy Cattle Research Unit at the University of Illinois for seven years. Dr. Wallace is a past president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the American Association of Extension Veterinarians. He has also served 4 years as an advisor to the board of directors for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.