Dr. Dallas O. Goble

American Association of Equine Practitioners 2004

Dr. Dallas O. Goble

Dr. Dallas O. Goble was honored for his time and effort devoted to veterinary medicine and for being an exemplary role model for future alumni with a 2004 Alumni Recognition Award from Kansas State University.

The honor came from the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association. The award was presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting during the K-State alumni reception Dec. 5, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver.

Goble graduated from Medicine Lodge (Kan.) High School in 1959. He graduated from K-State in 1965 with a degree in agriculture; he later received an additional degree in arts and sciences in 1967. Goble then attended the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his DVM in 1969.

After earning his DVM, Goble practiced in Oklahoma for three years before becoming a faculty member at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He eventually moved to the University of Tennessee as a faculty member for the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He was the equine surgery/clinical professor. He remained in this position until he retired in 2003.

Goble holds life memberships in several professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. During his career, Goble has served on more than 28 committees and has been published in more than 50 articles and books.

Goble grew up on a ranch and started riding and dealing with horses at the age of 2. “Doing that for 25 years, I knew about horses more than anything else,” Goble said about why he went into veterinary medicine. Goble said his favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is surgery and client interaction.

Goble and his wife Brenda, who works for the Tennessee Valley Authority, live near Knoxville, Tenn. Although Goble is retired he remains busy as the Budweiser Clydesdale herd health consultant. Goble travels all over the United States evaluating the 250 horses in the Budweiser herd. The horses are located across the country from Florida to California at eight different facilities.

Amidst all this, Goble finds time to do elective equine surgeries and give continuing education presentations. He said he has no plans of stopping anytime soon; he enjoys his work and likes to stay busy.