Dean, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Dr. Carlos A. Risco is dean of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Prior to his appointment, he served as a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida. Risco received his DVM degree in 1980 from the University of Florida and advanced clinical training as an intern in private dairy practice at the Chino Valley Veterinary Associates in California. He is a diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists. From 1982 to 1990, he was a full partner at Chino Valley Veterinary Associates, a nine-veterinarian dairy practice. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the University of Florida as an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Risco’s main research focus pertains to metabolic disorders and reproductive management of dairy cows.