Dwight F. Wolfe, DVM, MS, DACT

Professor, Emeritus

Dwight F. Wolfe Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

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



DVM, Auburn University, 1977
BS, University of Tennessee, Animal Sciences, 1973



After earning a B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Tennessee in 1973, Dr. Wolfe entered Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his D.V.M. in 1977.

He served three years in a five-veterinarian mixed practice in Tennessee before returning to Auburn where he finished a Master’s degree in Large Animal Surgery and Medicine in 1982 and a residency in Theriogenology in 1983. Dr. Wolfe joined the faculty as assistant professor in 1983 and is currently a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University.

Dr. Wolfe was honored by the naming of the Wolfe Barn in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital in 2006.

Dr. Wolfe has edited and co-authored a text on Large Animal Urogenital Surgery and authored or co-authored 25 other book chapters. He has authored or co-authored 41 abstracts, 69 refereed journal articles as well as made 116 invited presentations at 65 states, regional, national or international meetings with published proceedings.

Dr. Wolfe is board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists and has served as president of that organization as well as the Society of Theriogenologists. Dr. Wolfe is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University.

Alabama Veterinarian of the Year – Alabama Veterinary Medical Association (2004)
Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame – 2006
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (2010)
Bartlett Award for Lifetime Achievement – Society for Theriogenology (2011)
Auburn University CVM Disitnguished Alumnus – 2012

Research Interests


Bovine reproduction and beef cattle herd health, especially health and performance of beef bulls.

Publications and Links


Purohit RC, Carson RL, Riddell MG, Brendemeuhl J, Wolfe DF, Pablo LS. Peripheral Neurogenic Thermoregulation of the Bovine Scrotum. Thermology Inter 2007:17:137-142.

Rodning SP, Wolfe DF, Carson RL, Wright JC, Stockdale HD, Pacoli ME, Busby HC, Rowe SE. Prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus in several subpopulations of Alabama Beef Bulls. Theriogenology 2008:69:212-217.

Rodriquez Hurtado I, Stewart AJ, Wolfe DF, Caldwell FJ, Harrie M, Whitley EM. Immunolocalization of the hyaluranon receptor CD44 in the reproductive tract of the mare. Theriogenology 2011:75:276-286.

Chamorro MF, Passler T, Givens MD, Edmondson MA, Wolfe DF, Walz PH: Evaluation of transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) between persistently infected and naïvecattle by the horn fly (Haematobia irritans). Veterinary Science Research Communications 2011:35:123-129.

Palomares RA, Wolfe DF. Factors that affect the Scrotal Circumference of the Bull and its Impact on the Herd Reproductive Performance. A Review. J Clinical Theriogenology 2011:3(2):115-127.

Wolfe DF. Theriogenology to Enhance Animal Well-being. J Clinical Theriogenology 2011: 3(3):180-184.

Wenzel JGW, Carson RL, Wolfe DF. Bull-to-Cow Ratios: Practical Formulae for Estimating the Number of Bulls Suggested for Successful Pasture Breeding of Female Cattle. Clinical Theriogenology 2012:4(4):477-480.

Purohit RC, Schumacher J, Pascoe DD, Caldwell MC, Wolfe DF Legality Associated with the Use of Infrared Thermal Imaging in Veterinary Medicine. Thermology International, 2012; 22(3):113-114.

Strickland L, Edmondson MA, Maxwell H, Newton J, Wright J, Rodning S, Carson R, Wolfe DF. Surface architectural anatomy of the penile and preputial epithelium of bulls. Clin Theriogenology 2014 (in press).