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2017 Theriogenologist of the Year Dr. Patrick McCue
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2017 Theriogenologist of the Year

Dr. Patrick McCue



Dr. McCue graduated from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, in 1986. He subsequently completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in Equine Reproduction at the University of California, Davis. Dr. McCue became board-certified with the American College of Theriogenologists in 1991. He received a PhD in Comparative Pathology, with an emphasis on reproductive endocrinology and ovarian pathology in the mare, from UC-Davis in 1992, and joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1994.

Dr. McCue teaches the core course in theriogenology to veterinary students as well as advanced courses and clinical rotations in equine theriogenology. He also coordinates the clinical stallion, broodmare, foaling and embryo transfer services at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, Colorado State University and attends to dystocias, high risk pregnancies and other equine reproduction cases at the university’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

He is the author or co-author of five books and over 300 refereed publications, textbook chapters, scientific proceedings chapters and abstracts. In addition, he has written a total of 155 monthly columns called “The Breeding Shed” for the American Quarter Horse Journal since 2003.

In addition, since 2011 he has given 62 lectures as an invited speaker at international conferences, 55 at national conferences and 26 at state or local conferences. He also gives approximately 24 lectures annually in Continuing Education courses for veterinarians and horse owners at Colorado State University.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

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