Dr. Christopher Chase, Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a native of Sisseton, SD and attended SDSU. He was an associate at the Viborg Veterinary Clinic, Viborg, SD, for 5 years and has continued his involvement in clinical veterinary medicine for the past 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 cow-calf, feedlot, and hog herd health.
He served on the American Veterinary Medical Association Council of Research and Animal Agriculture Liaison Committee where he was the past chairman of both. He served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and is the past chairman of the AVMA Council of Biologics and Therapeutic Agents and the past chairman of the AVMA Clinical Practitioners Advisory Council. He is the past president of the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. He is the past president of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists. He was the South Dakota of the Veterinarian of the Year in 2009 and received the FO Butler Award for Excellence in Research in in 2010 from SDSU.