Pamela Ruegg, Michigan State University

Dr. Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM is the David J. Ellis Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance at Michigan State University in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

After completion of a residency in Food Animal Herd Health and Reproductive Management and a Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis [‘89], Ruegg returned to the CVM as an assistant professor in LCS. In 2017, Ruegg was appointed chair of the Department of Animal Science, MSU College of Agricultural and Natural Resources.

Prior to joining MSU as department chair, Ruegg was professor and Extension milk quality specialist in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, spent time in private practice and in academic faculty positions at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, as well as in corporate technical service. She is active in a number of industry organizations and is a past president of the National Mastitis Council.

Ruegg’s professional reputation is documented through her extensive publications (>130 peer-reviewed manuscripts), invited national and international presentations, and robust extramural funding record. Ruegg is part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists on a USDA-funded grant project that studies how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across the country. Ruegg has also received numerous awards for research and extension programs.