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Gerard Cramer, DVM, DVSc

Dr. Cramer is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota in the Veterinary Population Medicine department. His responsibilities include teaching veterinary and graduate students, conducting research and providing knowledge an training to the dairy industry. The goals of Gerard’s research program are to provide evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies for dairy cow lameness. Current research interest includes: 1) evaluating hoof trimming techniques, 2) determining the relationship between the transition period, inflammation and lameness, 3) hoof trimmer health 4) understanding the interaction between stakeholders to facilitate change in behavior related to lameness. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Gerard operated a veterinary practice focused on providing hoof trimming services, monitoring foot health on dairies, consulting on lameness problems, conducting hoof trimming courses and research. Before opening this practice, Gerard owned and operated the family dairy farm. He graduated from the University of Guelph with his DVM in 2002 and completed his DVSc thesis in 2007. In his spare time, he likes to run long distances and cook for his wife and 2 kids.