Mark J. Thomas, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-Dairy - Dr. Mark Thomas is a consulting veterinarian with Dairy Health & Management Services & Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville, New York.
He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science at Cornell University and continued his education at the College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1997. In 2001 he completed the Penn State Dairy Production Medicine Certificate Program. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certified in dairy practice.
Following graduation Dr. Thomas entered clinical practice at Countryside Veterinary Clinic, LLP in northern New York. He is currently a partner in the practice which has 18 veterinarians serving large and small animal clients.
In early 2012 he joined other colleagues and founded Dairy Health & Management Services (Dairy Health) to provide decision-based consulting and research to dairy clients within the USA and internationally in Mexico and China. He is a managing partner and the Research Team lead for Dairy Health.
Within practice Dr. Thomas’ main focus is production and preventative medicine. In addition to routine veterinary care, Dr. Thomas provides consulting services in the areas of nutrition, reproduction, milk quality (certified milking equipment technician), facility design and replacement rearing both within the USA and internationally. He speaks Spanish and provides bilingual training programs. Outside of practice, Dr. Thomas enjoys lecturing at meetings and is also active in teaching and presenting to veterinary students through various programs
including the Summer Dairy Institute at Cornell.
He has served as an active member of the AABP membership committee and has chaired both the student and general program at the AABP national convention. He was the AABP District I director for 8 years and is a pastpresident of AABP. In 2011 he received the AABP Merial Excellence in Preventive Medicine- Dairy Award.
In his free-time, Dr. Thomas enjoys many outdoor activities with his family and friends.