Blake Nguyen

Blake Nguyen

Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Lecturer, Animal Science


Department of Public & Ecosystem Health
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.4356

Research Interest

I enjoy working with dairy cattle, students, and dairy producers on herd health management and achieving excellence in dairy production. My goals include contributing to progress at levels from the individual animal to the industry as a whole. I have spent time visiting and working on operations in many parts of the US, Canada, and Ecuador in order to gain knowledge and experience that can be applied to helping serve the needs of the dairy industry.
I attended Middlebury College, where I earned a degree in physics in 2008, and went on to study dairy production medicine at Cornell University graduating as a D.V.M. in 2012. I am interested in data-based decision-making and dairy management strategies for achieving animal health, productivity, and profitability goals.
In my new position at Cornell, I intend to help continue the trajectory of the dairy programs in both the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Animal Science to be centers for discipline-leading dairy education and innovation.
My other hobbies include fishing and skiing. I enjoy most other outdoor activities, good food, and good conversations.


  • 2008-2012 Cornell University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2004-2008 Middlebury College, Bachelor of Arts; Major: Physics

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2016-Present Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Director of the Teaching Dairy/Lecturer Department of Animal Science
  • 2012-2016 Northwest Veterinary Associates Inc. Saint Albans, VT – Dairy Veterinarian

Awards and Honors

  • 2012-2014 Vermont Food Animal Veterinary Educational Loan Repayment Program Award
  • May 2012 Francis H. Fox Scholarship
  • 2010-2012 AVMF Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Scholarship
  • May 2011 John F. Cummings Memorial Award
  • 2008-2012 Dutchess County Dairy Committee’s Dairy Scholarship
  • 2009-2010 NYSVMS Auxiliary Scholarship

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • Northeast Dairy Production Medicine Symposium