Dr. John Middleton
John Middleton holds BS, DVM, and PhD degrees from Washington State University (WSU). After graduating from WSU with his DVM in 1993, he worked in private dairy practice for about 2 years before returning to WSU to complete a PhD and clinical residency. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, large animal internal medicine specialty, and an associate member of the European College of Bovine Health Management. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at WSU since 2001, and is currently a tenured professor with teaching, research, service, and administrative responsibilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine, including being assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station for the college. His research is primarily focused on infectious disease epidemiology in dairy cattle, specifically focused on staphylococcal mastitis, although he collaborates on projects involving multiple animal species and disciplines, including establishing livestock models for translational research relevant to human diseases and disorders. He is a past president of the National Mastitis Council, a global organization dedicated to mastitis and milk quality, and he has held leadership roles in the Multistate Mastitis Research Project (USDA NE-1748). He is the current chair (2020–2021) of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Research.