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New Hire Robert Lynch, Cornell University Pro-Dairy

Published on 03 February 2016

Robert Lynch

Robert Lynch
Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist
Cornell University Pro-Dairy
Ithaca, New York



What education are you bringing with you to this position?

  • B.S. in Biology: Rochester Institute of Technology (1993)
  • DVM: Tufts University (1997)
  • Dairy Production Medicine Certificate Course: Penn State University (2007)

What territory will you cover?
New York state.

What are your new responsibilities?
Dairy herd health and management.

What previous positions have you held?

  • Private large animal veterinary practice – 8 years
  • Dairy technical service veterinarian, Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis – 10 years

Who has made the biggest impact on your career?
Dr. Joe Klopfenstein.


How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
By helping producers identify areas of improvement, we can enhance cattle health and dairy profitability.

Why did you choose this company?
Cornell University’s Pro-Dairy Program leads the industry in advancing our understanding of dairy management. I wanted to be a part of this team.

What goals would you like to accomplish while in this position?
I would like to strengthen New York state’s dairy farm viability through enhanced herd health.  PD