Robert Larson

Edgar E. and M. Elizabeth Coleman chair in food animal production medicine
Professor of clinical sciences

Robert Larson

Robert Larson, professor of clinical sciences and the Edgar E. and M. Elizabeth Coleman chair in food animal production medicine in Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, studies the integration of animal health, production efficiency and economic considerations in beef cattle production. He has specifically looked at the economic effects of control strategies for bovine viral diarrhea, bovine respiratory disease, abortion-causing disease and neonatal disease.

Larson is board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists, the American College of Animal Nutrition and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Larson was raised in northeast Kansas, attended Kansas State University and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1987. After a year in mixed practice, he returned to Kansas State University and received his doctorate in animal sciences and industry in 1992. After four years in private practice, Larson joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 1996. He served as a veterinary beef production specialist for university Extension in the College of Veterinary Medicine and later as director of Veterinary Extension and Continuing Education in 2003. He joined Kansas State University in spring 2006.

Larson can be reached at 785-532-4257 or rlarson@k-state.edu.