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About Sarel R Van Amstel BVSc, Dip Med Vet, M MED VET, DACVIM

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.


Present Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Present Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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College of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996


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