Aaron is originally from Central Pennsylvania and has been active in agriculture his entire life. He graduated from Bucknell University in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies, where he focused his studies on evolutionary biology and animal behavior research. Aaron is currently working on a Masters degree at Colorado State University.
With a career path in mind, Aaron began working as a technician at Straley Veterinary Associates in Bellefonte, Pa, which is a large mixed animal practice that exposed Aaron to a variety of topics, including bovine reproduction.
Aaron moved to Colorado in 2008 and began working for BRS in the spring of 2010. Aaron was immediately drawn to reproductive ultrasound along with the intricacies of bovine reproductive management. Since joining the team, Aaron has become passionate about his own skill set, while constantly eager to expose individuals from diverse backgrounds to the art of ultrasound, including herdsmen, veterinarians, and students. His knowledge continues to grow and he enjoys the challenges that one herd brings in comparison to another just miles away, or across the globe.
Under the mentorship of Dr. McSweeney, Aaron intends to explore his research interests in bovine reproduction, such as the role of progesterone in timed AI programs by combining both ultrasound and serum progesterone in data collection. He is also hoping to explore the effects of nutritional toxins on fetal development and implantation. His current role in our practice includes reproductive ultrasound, both clinical and teaching, as well as jumping at any and all research opportunities available.