Meet The Vet

Your source for honest information about animal health issues.

Hello, I’m Dr. Dorman!

I’ve been a veterinarian for more than twenty years and a mom almost as long, so I view agriculture through both lenses. I understand the close link between animal health and a healthy, affordable food supply. I’ve witnessed firsthand the growing disconnect between animal agriculture and the public, which deeply concerns me. I love sharing my passion and engaging with people, so I hope you’ll take a moment to send me your questions. I’m a pretty straight shooter, too. I think it’s important to be honest and open.

I took an oath to protect animal health, prevent animal suffering, and to promote human health. Remaining true to this oath is very important to me.

Veterinarian’s Oath

“…I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.”

I live on our family farm in Ohio with my husband, three daughters and many four-legged critters. My career path began with a mission trip to Haiti as a teenager. To see the many hungry and malnourished people living in such poverty left a lasting impression and inspired my desire to play a role in providing safe and affordable food. This, coupled with a love for animals, led to a career in veterinary medicine with a focus on food production. What a great opportunity: keeping animals healthy while helping to feed the world.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, U.S. Animal Health Association and National Institute for Animal Agriculture and have been trained as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician. These experiences have helped me gain deep insight into animal health issues. My time as a large animal veterinarian is the foundation of my experience and knowledge.

I welcome your questions about animal agriculture, advances in animal health, the safety of food produced from animals, how and why antibiotics are used on the farm, or any related topics. I can be reached at If I don’t know an answer, I will do my best to find it for you. I was hired by Phibro Animal Health Corporation as part of the company’s commitment to encourage and support open dialogue about producing safe food, promoting animal health and balancing the needs of people, animals and our planet.

Check out some of my recent blog posts


Masked Cows? A High Five for High-Tech

Masks for cows may seem silly – but innovation in agriculture is serious business. I’m a big fan of forward-thinking farmers, researchers and scientists – the moovers and shakers championing technology to ensure we all have safe, affordable, nutritious food. Read More


Dr. Dorman Asks: Is it okay to eat farmed fish?

Fish is a wonderful protein option, but how are fish raised? An aquaculture expert answers some common questions about farmed fish. Read More


Are You Ready for the Truth About Antibiotic Use? The Evidence Is In.

Farmers, veterinarians and the animal health community have committed to responsible use of antibiotics to ensure animal health and well-being. Importantly, they’ve also made substantial progress over time. I share my thoughts on some bigger picture implications for animal health and welfare in my latest blog. Read More

Got a question? I might have the answer!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for there – or would like to suggest a particular topic for me to expand upon – shoot me a quick message and I’ll get back to you quickly! I might even use the question for a new blog post.

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