Robert Gilbert, BVSc, MMedVet, MRCVS

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American College of Theriogenologists
Professor Emeritus, Section of Theriogenology

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research/Clinical Interest

Theriogenology, with emphasis on production animals. Postpartum conditions of dairy cows. Uterine disorders of dairy cows, in particular subclinical endometritis. Interaction of nutrition and fertility. Comparative pathogenesis of trichomoniasis in cattle and in people.

Education and Training

  • 1985     University of Pretoria, South Africa, M.Med.Vet.
  • 1977     University of Pretoria, South Africa, B.B.Sc.


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Awards and Honors

  • 2010-2011     Distinguished Academic Visitor, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2011     Parke-Davis Visiting Fellow, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • 2010     D.L.T. Smith Visiting Scientist, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2010     Pfizer Distinguished Teacher, Cornell University
  • 2000     National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner in Veterinary Medicine
  • 1986     Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • 2008 – present     Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • 2006 – present     Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (foundation member)
  • 2005 – present     Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease
  • 2000 – present     National Academies of Practice (Veterinary Medicine)
  • 1998 – present     American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • 1998 – present     American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
  • 1997 – present     International Embryo Transfer Society

  • 1992 – present     American Veterinary Medical Association

  • 1989 – present     New York State Veterinary Medical Society

  • 1986 – present     American College of Theriogenologists

  • 1984 – present     Society for Theriogenology