Chris is an account manager with the specialty products division of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition. A graduate of South Dakota State University, he earned a BS in animal science with minors in microbiology and economics and an MS in animal science with a focus on ruminant nutrition.
He worked as a ruminant nutritionist for 11 years SD, ND, MN and WI, first with multiple feed mills, and then with a large regional coop with nutritional responsibilities at multiple locations.
For the past five years, he has worked with nutritionists and producers in a seven-state region as an account manager with Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition. He has contributed to the Journal of Animal Science and the Journal of Dairy Science.
Scott Nordstrom, D.V.M., is the manager of veterinary technical services for Merck Animal Health. He specializes in biological research in dairy cattle, performs safety trials on new vaccines and assists in guiding research and development efforts. His research has included Onset™ IN, Vista® Once PMH IN and Bovilis Coronavirus vaccines for dairy animals.
He works closely with dairy producers and veterinarians to troubleshoot on-farm problems, as well as developing vaccine and overall herd health protocols. He is a frequent speaker at industry meetings and veterinary schools, where he shares his expertise on infectious diseases, vaccinology and immunology, pharmaceuticals, industry trends and new product development.
Dr. Nordstrom completed his undergraduate degree in animal husbandry at Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture. He received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1993. He enjoys helping dairy producers improve the health of their animals as well as the quality of the products they produce.
Scott was born and raised on a dairy and swine farm in southwestern Wisconsin. He earned his BS in animal science from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
After working as a nutritionist with Land O’Lakes for six years, he began an 19-year career with Merricks, Inc. as a national territory manager. Then in October of 2017, he took a position with Milk Specialties Global as a national account manager.
Scott works with calf units of all sizes, from 20 to 60,000 head.
The oldest of four children, Dr. Brian Dorcey grew up on a swine and cow/calf operation in northeast Nebraska. He did his undergraduate work at South Dakota State University, graduating with a BS in animal science with minors in chemistry and biology.
While at SDSU, he participated in vaccine research and disease investigation at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. From there he went on to Iowa State University and earned his DVM.
For the past 14 years, Dr. Dorcey has practiced at the Veterinary Medical Center in Worthington, Minnesota. He consults on production animal medicine issues in a six-state area. Dr. Dorcey has a passion for large animal medicine, specifically feedlot, calf ranch, and cow/calf. He is exploring the impact of facility design and record analysis to make evidence-based decisions in all aspects of beef production.