Luciano Caixeta, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Luciano Caixeta

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-3130

Mobile Phone 315-266-8101

Fax 612-625-6241

Office Address:
A318 Vet Med Ctr

Mailing Address:
225 Vet Med Ctr
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Residency in Ambulatory and Production Medicine, Hospital for Animals, Cornell University, 2011

Cornell Clinical Fellows, Cornell University, 2013

DVM, Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil, 2008

PhD, Cornell University, 2017


I grew up in a family of bovine practitioners in Brazil. After being awarded a DVM degree from my hometown veterinary school in Brazil, I moved to the United States to pursue further academic and clinical training. My first stop was at Cornell University where I completed a production medicine residency and a PhD. Prior to the end of my graduate school program, I was hired by Colorado State University as a Clinical Instructor in Dairy Population Health Management. After two years as an Instructor in Colorado, I moved north to the University of Minnesota to join the Dairy Production Medicine group.

My clinical experience in NY and CO greatly influenced my research throughout the years and during my career I have developed several applied research projects to answer questions asked by producers and fellow clinicians. Additionally, as a practitioner, I was constantly dealing with the direct or indirect effects of the metabolic problems (i.e. ketosis, displaced abomasum, fatty liver, hypocalcemia) typical of the transition from late gestation to early lactation in dairy cows. Hence, my interest in improving our understanding of the metabolic adaptations of the peri-parturient dairy cow.


Research Summary/Interests