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Dr. Stockler joins VMTRC team

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Dr. Ricardo Stockler joined the VMTRC as a dairy production medicine clinician.

Dr. Ricardo Stockler joined the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center (VMTRC) as a Dairy Production Medicine Clinician, effective January 1, 2013.  

Stockler obtained his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine “FIFEOB” in Sao Joao da Boa Vista, State of Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2002. After graduating from veterinary school, he completed a one-year dairy internship program at Green Meadow Farms, Elsie, MI and Michigan State University which provided advanced training in dairy medicine, surgery, herd health, nutrition and epidemiology. 

In 2007, Stockler completed a three-year residency program at University of Illinois and received a Master of Science degree in veterinary clinical medicine. During his residency at University of Illinois, Stockler completed the requirements for the certification program of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Dairy Practice and was awarded Diplomate status in November 2011.

 Since 2007, Stockler served as assistant clinical professor at Mississippi State University, Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine (Food Animal Clinic and Field Services) where his responsibilities included teaching, providing clinical service in the food animal clinic and ambulatory service, and also being active in several college-wide committees and other administrative roles. 

Stockler’s primary responsibilities will be to teach senior veterinary medicine students and residents rotating through the Tulare Clinical Program and to provide clinical services to VMTRC core herd clients. His research interests include mastitis & milk quality, pharmacology, lameness and metabolic diseases in dairy cattle.