Farm Theriogenology

About the Service

The Theriogenology (animal reproduction) Service offers individual animal treatment, herd health consultations, and reproductive management and planning for all farm animal species (beef and dairy cattle, goats, sheep, swine, and camelids). Board certified clinicians, residents, technicians and senior veterinary students work together to provide the best quality of care available to our patients and clients.

The service is equipped for routine diagnostic procedures and therapeutic treatment of food and fiber animals. The college maintains state-of-the-art facilities suitable for beef and dairy cattle, small ruminants, camelids, and swine.

What We Do

The Theriogenology Service offers routine breeding soundness evaluations and test breeding of bulls, breeding soundness evaluations of cows/heifers, pregnancy diagnosis, fetal sexing, embryo collection and transfer, and other advanced reproductive technologies. Additionally, the college offers management of obstetrical cases including expertise in the management of high-risk pregnancies and difficult births (dystocias).

Management of cattle with breeding injuries, including restorative surgery for breeding injuries in males and females, is also available. Farm visits allow our clinicians, residents, and students the opportunity to evaluate herds and aid in design and implementation of health maintenance programs. These programs evaluate nutrition, vaccination protocols, biosecurity, and reproductive management in order to improve reproductive efficiency and production for our clients.

Interns & Residents
Yatta Linhares Boakari, DVM, PhD
Dr. Boakari received her DVM from Universidade Federal do Piaui (Brazil) in 2012 and her master’s degree in 2015 from UNESP Botucatu (Brazil) under the supervision of Dr. Cezinande Meira with an emphasis on Doppler ultrasonography in equine reproduction. In 2019 she finished her PhD at the Gluck Equine Research Center (Kentucky-USA) under the supervision of Dr. Barry Ball with an emphasis on the use of transcriptomics on equine reproduction.


Katelyn Waters, DVM
Dr. Katelyn Waters received her DVM from Auburn University in 2018. After graduation, she completed a Large Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at Mississippi State University.



Veterinary Support Staff

Jason Edmondson
Levi Gideons
Dalton Parkman