Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
2014 | Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
2008 | Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
2004 | Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Veterinarian and Consultant
Dan has made it his life’s mission to improve animal health.
He uses his expertise in veterinary medicine and epidemiology to deliver evidence-based solutions. Not only this, he has the unique ability to make complex science accessible for all.
Dan earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) 2008. After 3 years in practice in Eastern Ontario, Dan returned to OVC to complete a PhD in epidemiology in 2014. His research focused on risk factors for mastitis in Ontario dairy herds. Through his research, Dan has developed expertise in:
- Scientific study design and conduct
- Statistical data analysis
- Group facilitation
- Interview skills
Since graduation, Dan has consulted around the world with universities, governments, and animal health organizations to improve animal health. Dan’s unique skill set and drive to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability make him a valuable asset to the ACER team.
Shock, D.A., Roche, S.M., Genore, R.L., Renaud, D.L., 2019. Exploring the economic impact that registered veterinary technicians have on Ontario veterinary practices. Can. Vet. J. (In press).
Renaud, D.L, Skidmore, A., Roche, S.M., Steele, M.A., Shock, D.A., 2019. Evaluation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 fed pre-weaning on health and growth of male dairy calves. App. Ani. Sci. (In press).
Roche, S.M., Von Massow, M., Renaud, D.L., Shock, D.A., Jones-Bitton, A.Q., Kelton, D.F. 2019. Cost-benefit for implementation of a participatory extension model for improving on-farm adoption of Johne’s disease control recommendations. J. Dairy Sci. (In press).
Shock, D.A., Roche, S.R., Olson, M.E. 2019. A comparative pharmacokinetic analysis of oral and subcutaneous meloxicam, administered to postpartum dairy cows. Vet. Sci. 6(3):73.Document
Shock, D. A., Renaud, D. L., Roche, S. M., Poliquin, R., and Olsen, M. E. 2018. Evaluating the impact of meloxicam oral suspension on subsequent production, health, and culling in dairy cows: a randomized clinical field trial. PLOS One.Document
Belage, E., Dufour, D., Shock, D., Jones-Bitton, A., and Kelton, D., 2017. Adoption and consistency of application of pre-milking preparation in Ontario dairy herds. J. Dairy Sci. 100(5):3902-3911.Document
Shock, D.A., LeBlanc, S.J., Leslie, K.E., Hand, K., Godkin, M.A., Coe, J.B., and Kelton, D.F. 2015. Exploring the characteristics and dynamics of Ontario dairy herds experiencing increases in bulk milk somatic cell count during the summer. J. Dairy Sci. 98(6):3741-3753.Document
Shock, D.A., LeBlanc, S.J., Leslie, K.E., Hand, K., Godkin, M.A., Coe, J.B., and Kelton, D.F. 2015. Studying the relationship between on-farm environmental conditions and local meteorological station data during the summer. J. Dairy Sci. 99(3):2169-2179.Document
Newby, N., Haley, D., Shock, D., Lissemore, K., Milllman, S., Iliopoulos, S., and Duffield, T. 2015. Comparing caustic paste vs. caustic stick vs. hot-iron+lidocaine disbudding in young dairy calves: behavioral response following disbudding and healing. Bovine Pract. 50(2).
Service & Leadership
Board of Directors - Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians
2018 - present
- Provide input and leadership and input on issues that are of a national importance to bovine practitioners
Transportation of Livestock Code of Practice Committee Member - National Farm Animal Care Council
2019 - present
- In collaboration with other industry stakeholders, created a nation-wide animal welfare standard for the transportation of livestock
- Appointed representative for the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
2nd Vice President - Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners
2017 - present
- Provide leadership in the organization – assisting president and 1st vice president in all matters affecting the organization
- Ensuring the advancement of the standing of the profession in the cattle industry in Ontario
- Planning and coordination of continuing education programs
Treasurer - Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners
2015 - 2017
Leadership role in all financial aspects of the organization, including:
- General financial oversight
- Financial planning, budgeting, and reporting
- Liaising with accountant and bookkeeper on all financial matters of the organization
Memberships & Associations
American Dairy Science Association
Canadian Animal Health Institute
Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council
National Mastitis Council
Ontario Animal Health Network
Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners
Agricultural Communications &
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