The Theriogenology Service concentrates on equine and small animal reproduction. Dr. Whitacre is primarily involved in clinical service in the Veterinary Health Complex for equine and small animal clients. Two other Theriogenologists (Farin and Floyd) primarily work in the Ruminant Health Management group on reproduction and production of cattle.
Teaching occurs in clinical rotations for senior students and a course in Theriogenology during Year 3 of the DVM curriculum. Instruction also occurs at the Teaching Animal Unit (TAU). Electives and selectives are offered depending on student interest. The Theriogenology senior rotations (VMF 980 and 981) are among the most popular in the CVM.
Research activites of the faculty focus on equine oocyte activation and immunocontraception. The Theriogenology faculty also participate in the Equine Reproduction Program, which includes interdisciplinary cooperation with Faculty of the Department of Clinical Sciences (DoCs).