Associate Professor / Extension Specialist
228 Weber Hall
Area(s) of Specialization
Beef Cattle Production Medicine
B.S., Kansas State University, 2010
D.V.M., Kansas State University, 2012
M.S., Kansas State University, 2012
Anthony John (A.J.) Tarpoff was born and raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. A.J.'s family owned and operated a beef processing plant and a steakhouse. He received his B.S. in Animal Science at Kansas State University in 2010. In 2012, he received his D.V.M, and M.S. in Biomedical Science at Kansas State University.
After earning his D.V.M., he accepted an associate feedlot veterinarian position at Alberta Beef Health Solutions in Southern Alberta, Canada. His focus in practice was herd based cattle production medicine, research field trials, hands on feedlot employee training, disease surveillance and mitigation, and Federal Import/Export duties.
In 2016 he returned to the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University to serve as an Assistant Professor and the Beef Extension Veterinarian. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. A.J. has a 70% extension, 20% research, and 10% teaching appointment. He works closely with producers, practicing veterinarians, and members of industry to bring relevant extension and education that improves cattle health and the productivity of the beef industry.