Dr Sarel van Amstel is professor of the farm animal clinic with the University of
Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. His area of expertise is farm animal medicine
and surgery with particular emphasis on lameness in cattle. He serves as consultant to
practicing veterinarians, dairy operations and the allied dairy industry. He is actively
involved in continuing education on a local, national and international level. 

Dr van Amstel received his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria, South
Africa.and was subsequently in a mixed animal practice. In 1973 he returned to the
Onderstepoort School of Veterinary Medicine in Pretoria, South Africa where in 1982 he
became board certified in Internal Medicine with the South African Veterinary Council. In
1989 he was promoted to full professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Pretoria. 

Dr van Amstel moved to the US in 1996. He gained board certification with the American
Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Food Animal Specialty) in 2000 and the American
College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2001.He has numerous publications in both peer
reviewed journals and scientific proceedings. His current research involves factors
relating to sole horn in cattle, aspects of lameness in commercial swine, prevalence
studies on BVD (bovine virus diarrhea) and preventative treatment and control strategies
for parasite problems in camelids. 



Modified proximal perineal urethrostomy technique for treatment of urethral stricture in goats (with Karen M. Tobias), Veterinary Surgery (2013)

OBJECTIVE: To report a modified procedure for perineal urethrostomy (PU) in goats. STUDY DESIGN: Case...



Assessment and management of pain associated with lameness in cattle (with Jan K. Shearer, Matthew L. Stock, and Johann F. Coetzee), The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice (2013)

Lameness impacts the cattle industry in economic losses and welfare considerations. In addition to production...



Clinical diagnosis of foot and leg lameness in cattle (with J K. Shearer and B W. Brodersen), Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice (2012)

The causes of lameness in cattle are multifactorial and involve a combination of housing, management,...



Vulvar pythiosis in two captive camels (Camelus dromedarius) (with Ricardo Videla, Sarel van Amstel, Linda Frank, Sherry Newman, Raquel Vilela, and L Mendoza), Medical Mycology (2012)

Two camels (Camelus dromedarius), 3- and 4-years-old, respectively, from an eastern Tennessee wildlife farm presented...



Vulvar pythiosis in two captive camels (Camelus dromedarius). (with Ricardo Videla, Sarel van Amstel, Sarah H. O'neill, Linda A. Frank, Shelley J. Newman, Raquel Vilela, and Leonel Mendoza), Medical Mycology (2012)

Two camels (Camelus dromedarius), 3- and 4-years-old, respectively, from an eastern Tennessee wildlife farm presented...


Contributions to Books

Musculoskeletal Abnormalities (with carter Judy), Large Animal Internal Medicine (2014)

Lameness in Dairy Cattle (with Jan K. Shearer), Dairy Production Medicine (2011)


Manual of Footcare in Cattle (with Jan K. Shearer and Adrian Gonzalez) (2005)