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2018 Theriogenologist of the Year Dr. John Dascanio
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2018 Theriogenologist of the Year

Dr. John Dascanio



Dr. Dascanio received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and completed his internship and residency at Cornell University. Subsequently, he became board certified with the American College of Theriogenologists and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine).

Dascanio worked up through the ranks of assistant and associate professor of Production Management Medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and then as director of the Large Animal Research Park and Professor of Theriogenology at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.  He then joined Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine as a professor of theriogenology and director of large animal clinical skills in August 2014. In July 2016, he was appointed executive associate dean of LMU-CVM. He has over 25 years of educational experience with veterinary colleges, over $500,000 in sponsored research, is the primary or co-author of over 40 peer reviewed articles, has authored over 70 book chapters and was co-editor of the textbook Equine Reproductive Procedures. Dascanio has received multiple teaching awards and has been a driving force in the Theriogenology Educators Forum. Dascanio has held several previous leadership roles, which include president of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, board member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and served on the executive board member of the American College of Theriogenologists as Treasurer, making clear and major contributions in that role. 


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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