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Neubauer receives International Lifetime Achievement Award

From National Mastitis Council

Dr. Gary Neubauer

NEW ULM — The National Mastitis Council (NMC) recently recognized Dr. Gary Neubauer of New Ulm with the Award of Excellence for Lifetime Contribution to Milk Quality (Mastitis Prevention and Control).

This award recognizes an NMC member who has provided sustained contributions to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension, education, clinical practice or service to dairy producers. Milk quality is, quite literally, a unique opportunity to significantly impact the food chain from end to end.

Originally from Bird Island, Neubauer earned his two undergrad degrees (1974/1976) and his DVM (1978) degree (all with Honors) from the University of Minnesota.

He began private practice in 1978 with Dr. Carlos Contag in New Ulm. After 16 years as a partner at the Nicollet-New Ulm Veterinary Clinic (predecessor to the New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center), Gary joined The UpJohn Company, providing technical services for multiple species across the central and western US.

As the organization grew over time, Neubauer was able to focus on his true passion serving dairy farmers and their veterinarians in the Upper Midwest and his home state of Minnesota.

In 2010, he was promoted to Sr. Manager for the Dairy Technical Services team in the eastern US.

Neubauer served NMC on its board of directors for 10 years and as its president in 2015.

NMC is an international organization representing over 40 different countries from around the world.

Neubauer was also active in many other National Industry organizations over the course of his career, including roles as chair of the Milk Quality committee of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, chair of the National Residue Avoidance Committee and vice-chair of the Dairy Quality Assurance program.

He was a member and collaborator on the National Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s Gold Standards Project, was a Faculty Member of Vet Network, Concepts in Medicine, New York (a continuing education speaker program), and was Co-chair of the National Ag Lenders Program through the American Veterinary Medical Association.

On the state level he is a past president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, charter president of the Minnesota Dairy Advisors, and was named Minnesota Veterinarian of the Year in 2000.

He was also selected by Governor Arne Carlson to represent the Veterinary profession on the State of Minnesota Dairy Trade Tour to New Zealand, served on the Dean’s Advisory Council, University of Minnesota Veterinary College, served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Dairy Leaders Roundtable, represented Food Animal Practitioners on the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative Task Force and also served locally on the Frandsen Bank Board of Directors for over 25 years.

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