Dr. Drew A. Vermeire is an internationally recognized calf nutritionist working with veal, dairy beef, replacement heifer calves, and beef cattle. He is originally from the Kansas City, Kansas area and has worked throughout the U.S., as well as Canada, and Europe.
“Dr. Drew” earned his B.S. Agr., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in animal nutrition, from The Ohio State University, and has been involved in animal nutrition, management, and research for more than 30 years. He was both a member and sustaining member of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) until 2017. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) since 1990 and is a reviewer for the Journal of Dairy Science. He became a member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists in 1996 and was one of less than 300 nutritionists world-wide to earn the status of Diplomate of the American College of Animal Nutrition in 2001.
Dr. Drew is well known for his development of “The BABY DOLL Program” – the premier management and nutritional program for producing beef from Holstein steers and for his development of an Oral Rehydration Solution which is an effective alternative to intravenous fluids in dehydrated calves. Dr. Drew conducts research with calves and consults with both corporate and producer clients. He has been a frequent speaker at conferences and meetings for veal, dairy beef, and replacement heifers and he is currently writing a book on calf nutrition and management.