Pamela Ruegg, Michigan State University

Dr. Pamela Ruegg has been name chair of the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. Ruegg is a professor and Extension milk quality specialist in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her undergraduate degree and DVM from MSU. She completed a residency in Food Animal Herd Health and Reproductive Management and Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine at the University of California – Davis.

Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Ruegg spent time in private practice and in academic faculty positions at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU as well as corporate technical service. She has received a number of awards for research and extension programs and maintains a popular milk quality website with a goal of providing practical tools and resources to help farmers, consultants and veterinarians. Dr. Ruegg’ s research interests are focused on using epidemiologic techniques to solve critical issues related to animal health, milk quality and she enjoys bridging the gap between research and practical applications on dairy farms.

Dr. Ruegg was born and raised in St.Ignace, Mich., and is proud of her ‘Yooper’ heritage. She and her husband, Keith Morgen, have two adult sons, Sam and Lucas.