Gary Rupp, DVM, MS, is this year’s beef inductee to the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame. Each year, the Hall inducts one beef veterinarian and one dairy veterinarian who have made lasting impacts on the profession.
Rupp received his DVM. from Colorado State University in 1964. After graduating, he spent two years teaching at the University of California-Davis. He then moved to Meeker, Colorado to enter private practice. After nearly eight years in practice, he left to pursue an opportunity to study ruminant nutrition and reproduction at Colorado State University in outpatient teaching. In 1983, Rupp accepted a position as associate professor at Texas A&M University in Beef Cattle Herd Health. In 1988, he took an opportunity to direct a unique program with the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, which became the University of Nebraska’s Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC). Since leaving the university in 2010, he has operated a seedstock Angus operation in Oak, Nebraska.
The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Bovine Veterinarian magazine and Osborn Barr.
View a video interview with Dr. Rupp at the induction ceremony.
Read more about the Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees.