2022 Stand For Ag | Season 4: Animal Health with Missouri State Veterinarian
Dr. Steve Strubberg was named as the State Veterinarian of Missouri in 2019. In this role, he leads the Department’s Animal Health Division which protects the health of all livestock in the state.
Strubberg grew up in Union, Missouri, with the intention of becoming a physician. Driven by his love for science, animals and the outdoors, he soon discovered his passion lay in a different field. In 1989, Strubberg received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri with a focus area in beef reproduction. Following graduation, he assumed ownership of Hermann Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Hermann, Missouri, for nearly 30 years.
The Missouri State Veterinarian directs the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division, which is responsible for controlling, testing and eradicating livestock diseases in Missouri. This is accomplished through testing, vaccinations and regulatory programs that involve cattle, swine, horses, poultry, exotic animals, sheep, goats and small animals. The duty of the State Veterinarian is to develop and implement animal health programs that improve and protect the health of Missouri’s livestock.
To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and its programs, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.