Welcome Dr. Stockler!
Dr. Ricardo Stockler joined the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center as a Dairy Production Medicine Clinician, effective January 1, 2013.
Dr. Stockler obtained his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine “FIFEOB” in Sao Joao da Boa Vista, State of Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2002. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Stockler completed a one-year dairy internship program at Green Meadow Farms, Elsie, MI and Michigan State University which provided advanced training in dairy medicine, surgery, herd health, nutrition, and epidemiology. In 2007, he completed a three-year residency program at University of Illinois and received a Master of Science degree in veterinary clinical medicine. During his residency at University of Illinois, Dr. Stockler completed the requirements for the certification program of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Dairy Practice and was awarded Diplomate status in November 2011.
Prior to his appointment to the VMTRC, Dr. Stockler was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mississippi State University, Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine (Food Animal Clinic and Field Services). While at MSU, his responsibilities included teaching, providing clinical service in the food animal clinic and ambulatory service, and serving on several college-wide committees and in other administrative roles.
His research interests include mastitis & milk quality, pharmacology, lameness and metabolic diseases in dairy cattle.
Dr. Stockler will be a clinician in the VMTRC’s Dairy Production Medicine Program. His primary responsibilities will be to teach senior veterinary medicine students and residents rotating through the Tulare Clinical Program and to provide clinical services to VMTRC core herd clients.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stockler to the VMTRC!