Dr. Dan Shock

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Large Animal Veterinarian

Dan, originally a city boy, grew up in Dundas, Ontario. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo where he also played varsity football (Go Warriors Go!) It was at Waterloo that Dan discovered his passion for cattle, first working with grass cattle in Bruce County, and subsequently working on a 200 cow dairy farm outside of New Hamburg. Upon graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2008, Dan practiced large animal (predominantly bovine) medicine in Navan, Ontario (Ottawa Region), returning to OVC to complete a PhD in epidemiology in 2011. His research focused on studying the determinants of the summer increase in comatic cell counts experienced by Ontario dairy herds. While back at school, Dan practiced part-time at Heartland Veterinary Services in Listowel Ontario. After earning his PhD in 2014, Dan went on to work for Zoetis as a technical services veterinarian, providing scientific support to veterinarians and dairy producers in Ontario, BD, Manitoba, and the Atlantic provinces. Dan’s main interests in practice are udder and calf health management.

Dan live in Guelph with his wife Kelly, son Drew and a cockapoo Walter.

You can follow Dan on twitter @DanShock1