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Robert L. Carson, DVM, MS, DACT

A 1973 graduate of Auburn University and a food animal professor, Dr. Carson has been a member of the large animal faculty since 1978. He became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1979.  He has served the cattle industry in Alabama and the Southeast in leadership positions and as a participant in the business of raising and marketing beef cattle. In 2011 the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association honored him with induction in the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame for a lifetime of service to the cattle industry. As a longtime member of the college’s admissions and curriculum committees, Dr. Carson has had a far reaching impact on the veterinary profession. His classroom instruction in theriogenology and reproductive systems courses has influenced students for over 30 years. Named in his honor is the Carson Teaching Hospital Barn. 




Research Interests

Bovine theriogenology, both male and female, with a minor interest in equine theriogenology.  Other interests include production medicine involving cow/calf herds and dairy herds.

Selected Publications


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