2013 Quality Veterinarian of the Year



Strause receives 2013 Veterinarian of the Year Award


            Colette Johnston (left) of the Dairy Quality Center presented Dr. Tom Strause (center) with a plaque honoring Dr. Strause as the 2013 DQC Veterinarian of the Year.  The award was presented at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual meeting held September 18-20, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Also present was Dr. Tom Van Dyke, (right) Manager of Merial Veterinary Services Team, co-sponsor of the annual award.


Dr. Tom Strause grew up in Mineral Point, Wisconsin on a 250-cow dairy farm.  Dr. Strause graduated from UW-Madison in 1999 focusing on Dairy Herd Production Medicine.


            Dr. Strause is part of the Stateline Veterinary Service in Darien, Wisconsin, practicing there since 2000, and buying into the practice in 2004.  Stateline services farms from 15 to 1500 cows.  They offer traditional veterinary services plus provide consultation for production medicine, manage a dairy heifer replacement operation, and a 1,000 cow dairy.  Stateline runs a supply route truck to their clients and provides nutrition consultation.


            Dr. Strause’s goal for his clients is to maintain a profitable dairy, while producing safe and healthy products for consumers.  His consultation includes herd checks as well as farm and producer meetings.  Emphasis is on protocols, training and to prevent residues in milk and dairy beef.


            Congratulations Dr. Strause!  You are a shining example that the veterinary/client relationship is working in Wisconsin.