Kevin McSweeney, DVM
Founder, Head Instructor
Dr. McSweeney grew up in the dairy industry and was a herdsman/manager for many years on dairies in Virginia, Georgia and Colorado. His focus has always been reproduction and has driven him to create a practice around improving cattle reproduction in his client’s herds. Now he wants to pass that knowledge and expertise on to many other dairies and veterinary practices by creating a school to help them improve reproductive performance and efficiencies across the globe.
In between managing dairies and starting veterinary school at Colorado State University Dr. McSweeney worked for Dr. George Seidel, the world famous reproductive physiologist at Colorado State University (he is responsible for creating the non-surgical embryo transfer technique that we have used on cattle and horses for over 30 years). Dr. McSweeney learned many advanced reproductive techniques while working for Dr Seidel, such as embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, semen collection/evaluation and also was involved more closely in complex research projects. But it was the work Dr Seidel’s lab was doing with sexing semen (which in fact is the process used to sex semen today) at the time that has benefited him the most. In order to determine the fertility and efficacy of the sexing process, they bred many cows and heifers across the United States and then had to diagnose pregnancy and determine the sex of their fetuses. This required Dr. McSweeney to learn reproductive ultrasound. Dr. McSweeney’s considerable experience managing dairies allowed him to see the potential application of ultrasound in the reproductive management of dairy cattle. In the fall of 1998 he began veterinary school at CSU, but continued working for Dr Seidel.
After veterinary school Dr. McSweeney started a Master’s degree focusing on dairy cattle reproduction and utilizing ultrasound for the data collection (ovarian and pregnancy data). It was during this time that he was able to create protocols that could be applied with the use of ultrasound to greatly improve conception rate in time bred dairy cattle. Dr. McSweeney created the practice around these protocols and incorporated it with ultrasound around contract reproductive services.