Alejandro "Alex" Ramirez

DVM, MPH, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM
Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Roy A. Schultz Professorship in Swine Medicine
515-294-7463
2231 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  

DVM – Iowa State University
MPH – University of Iowa
PhD – Iowa State University
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Teaching  

Courses as Primary or Co-Instructor:
VDPAM 308 – Spanish for Veterinarians  2010 - Current
VDPAM 309 – Intro to Production Animal Informatics  2007 - 2009
VDPAM 310 – Intro to Production Animal Medicine  2006 - 2007
VDPAM 407/507 – Evidence Based Clinical Decision Making  2008 - Current
VDPAM 409 - Veterinary Practice Management and Organization 2017 - Current
VDPAM 414/514 – Veterinary Practice Entrepreneurship  2016 - Current
VDPAM 419 – Advance Swine Production Informatics  2007 - Current
VDPAM 420C – Preceptorship: Gov. or Food Processing  2014 - 2016
VDPAM 445 – Clinical Medicine  2006 - Current
VDPAM 478 – Introduction to Swine Production Medicine  2005 - 2006
VDPAM 480 – Swine Production Medicine  2006 - Current
VDPAM 487 – Livestock Disease Prevention  2007 – 2019
VDPAM 496 – International Preceptorship   2011 - Current

Courses as Guest Lecturer:
175:211 – Veterinary Public Health – University of Iowa  2007 - 2010
An S 190 - Livestock Handling, Safety and Welfare  2013 - 2015
An S 225 – Swine Science  2007 - Current
An S 310A - Survey of Veterinary Careers 2016 - 2018
VCS 311 – Veterinarians in Society I  2006 - 2008
VCS 312 – Veterinarians in Society II  2008
VCS 313 – Veterinarians in Society III  2008 - Current
VCS 314 – Veterinarians in Society IV  2010
VCS 495 – Seminar (“Grand Rounds”)  2008 - Current
VDPAM 309 – Intro to Production Animal Informatics  2009 - Current
VDPAM 340 – Clinical Foundations I  2007 - Current
VDPAM 411 – Production Animal Medicine  2005 - 2009
VDPAM 456 – Vet. Diagnostic Medicine and Applications  2007 - Current
VDPAM 487 – Livestock Disease Prevention  2020 - Current
VDPAM 560X – Ecology of Infectious Diseases 2019 – Current
VDPAM 562X – Applied Diagnostic Technologies  2020 - Current
VMPM 378 – Case Study IV  2008 - 2012

Research Focus & Interests  

Interested in clinical swine medicine, epidemiology, infectious disease transmission, biosecurity, and public health.

Honors & Awards  

Roy A Schultz Endowed Professorship in Swine Medicine 2017 - current
Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Teaching 2016
Dr. William O. Reece Award for Outstanding Academic Advising 2016
Alex Hogg Memorial Scholarship - American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation 2011
Dr. William O. Reece Award for Outstanding Academic Advising - Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2010

Leadership/Committees/Council  

American Association of Swine Veterinarians – past president

Memberships  

American Association of Swine veterinarians (AASV)
American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA)
Veterinary Medical Alumni Association at ISU (VMAA)
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)

Selected Publications