Whitney Knauer, VMD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
Whitney Knauer


Office Address

A315A Vet Med Ctr
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


Residency in Ambulatory & Production Medicine, Cornell University

Internship in Ambulatory & Production Medicine, Cornell University

VMD, University of Pennsylvania

PhD, University of Minnesota

BS, Cum Laude, University of Vermont

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Dr. Knauer developed her love of the dairy industry while an undergrad at the University of Vermont. After graduating with an Animal Science degree, she continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, earning her VMD in 2010. She then completed an Internship and Residency in Ambulatory and Production Medicine at Cornell University in 2013. She completed her PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Sandra Godden at the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty in the fall of 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Dairy Production Medicine where she splits her time between teaching and research. Her teaching interests include animal welfare and behavior, dairy production medicine, and small ruminant and camelid production medicine. Her research interests include young stock health management, dairy cattle behavior and welfare, and the use of precision dairy technologies to predict and detect disease.