2016 Alumni Fellow
Dr. Bob Smith, DVM 1976
Dr. Bob Smith, DVM, is a veterinarian with Veterinary Research and Consulting Services, LLC, a seven-veterinarian practice group that provides service to feedlot clients in nine states. The practice oversees health care for feedlots that have a combined one-time capacity for over 1 million cattle. His responsibilities include training of animal caregivers, designing disease prevention programs, pharmaceutical management, diagnostic and health monitoring programs, and overseeing quality assurance and animal well-being.
Dr. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in animal sciences and industry in 1968 a master's degree in animal science in 1970 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1976, all from K-State. He is board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. For 25 years, he was on clinical faculty at Oklahoma State University, where he held the McCasland Chair in Beef Health and Production.
Dr. Smith has served as president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the Western Veterinary Conference, and has edited both the Bovine Practitioner and the Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice since 1999.
He and his wife, Gerri, have four children and 10 grandchildren.