Richard M. Hopper, DVM, DACT

Professor of Theriogenology

Richard M. Hopper Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, Auburn University, 1978



Dr. Richard Hopper grew up in Brandon, Mississippi and received his DVM from Auburn in 1978. Following graduation, he was in private practice in Oneonta, Alabama for almost 15 years, joining the faculty at Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He became a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists in 1995. He edited Bovine Reproduction (Wiley- 2014) and is currently working on the 2nd edition. He joined the faculty here in 2019. He and his wife Donna have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Professional Service:

  • Northeast Alabama Veterinary Association
  • Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association
  • Society for Theriogenology
  • American College of Theriogenologists


  • Theriogenologist of the Year (American College of Theriogenologists)
  • Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year (MVMA 2- time recipient)
  • El Toro Award for excellence in Food Animal Medicine (Auburn University CVM)
  • Pfizer Research Excellence (Co- awardee with research group)
  • Dean’s Pegasus Award for service (Mississippi State CVM)