Office BuildingAnimal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory
Mailing AddressAnimal Disease Research 119
Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences-Box 2175
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Chris Chase, Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a native of Sisseton, SD and attended SDSU. He received his DVM from Iowa State University (1980) and MS (1987) and PhD (1990) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was an associate at the Viborg Veterinary Clinic, Viborg, SD, for 5 years and continued his active involvement in clinical veterinary medicine for 25 years.
Dr. Chase's research has been directed at understanding the initial events of viral infections to develop better methods for preventing virus infections in animals. He also has applied the tools of molecular biology to developing better methods of detecting disease producing organisms. He also has an interest in the emerging diseases of wildlife origin. His clinical experience is with dairy, cow-calf, feedlot, and hog herd health. He is the past president of the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and past chair of the AVMA Council of Biologics and Therapeutic Agents (COBTA). He is serving as president of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists until 2018. He was the South Dakota Veterinarian of the Year in 2009 and received the FO Butler Excellence in Research Award in 2010 and Outstanding Leadership in Undergraduate Research in 2011 from SDSU.
Dr. Chase co-founded RTI (Research, Technology Innovation) LLC., an animal health contract research organization in 1994 and has served as President since 1998. Besides contract research with international animal health companies, RTI also markets diagnostic reagents worldwide.