During the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) Spring Conference last week, Kansas State University veterinarian Brad White, DVM, MS, began his term as AVC president. White succeeds past president Tom Portillo, a feedyard consultant from Amarillo Texas.

At Kansas State, White serves as professor of production medicine and director of the Beef Cattle Institute. White earned his DVM at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Masters of Science degree from Mississippi State University. He currently teaches courses in advanced cow-calf production management, production medicine, rural food animal business management and applied production medicine.

He conducts research in beef production and management with focus areas of cow-calf, stocker, and feeder calf health systems, bovine respiratory disease prevention, diagnosis, and management, utilization of operational data to enhance decisions and veterinary practice business management.