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Russ Daly

Russell Daly


Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian

Office Building

Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory



Mailing Address

Animal Disease Research 1119
Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences-Box 2175
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Russ Daly, DVM, MS, DACVPM, is the Extension Veterinarian and Professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, and State Public Health Veterinarian for the South Dakota Department of Health. He is a native of Columbia, SD, and practiced for 15 years as a partner in a mixed-animal veterinary practice in Montrose, SD, before joining the faculty at SDSU. He became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Daly’s responsibilities involve disseminating animal health information, organizing veterinary continuing education, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and serving as a resource for professionals and citizens regarding animal and public health issues in South Dakota.


BS, Animal Science, SDSU, 1988
DVM, Iowa State University, 1990
MS, Biological Sciences, SDSU, 2013

Academic Interests

Epidemiology of food-animal infectious diseases, zoonotic disease and public health.

Academic Responsibilities

VET 403, Animal Diseases and Their Control

Committee Activities

Chair, SDVMA Continuing Education Committee
Chair, NASPHV Animal Contact in Public Settings Compendium Committee
SDSU Academic Appeals Committee

Extension Responsibilities

Extension veterinarian - Serve as resource on animal health issues for veterinarians, Extension professionals and educators, allied professionals and livestock producers.

Awards and Honors

SDVMA Veterinarian of the Year, 2010
F. O. Butler Award for Excellence in Service for Extension, 2018

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
American Association of Extension Veterinarians
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Academy of Veterinary Consultants
American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists