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Animal Sciences and Industry

Tarpoff, A.J.

A.J. TarpoffAssistant 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

Bio Brief

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.

A.J. returned to KSU in 2016 as the Beef Extension Veterinarian with a 70% Extension, 20 % Research, 10% teaching appointment.