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Dr. Joe Ables, D.V.M., M.A. is a Texan by birth and an Aggie by the grace of God.  He attended Texas A&M University from 1991-2002.  He graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  He received his Master’s degree in 1998 in Animal Science (Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology) and his Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science and Animal Science in 1995.  Since that time, he has been personally and professionally involved in Cervid and small ruminant medicine. Dr. Joe has taught third year veterinary classes for the past 3 years, has mentored 4th year veterinary student rotations on deer medicine and surgery, and was a speaker in the first TAMU CVM Continuing Education Seminar for deer medicine. He has a special interest in Cervid Medicine and Surgery and is a current White-tailed deer and exotic deer breeder since 1998. Dr. Ables consults with over 200 ranches to date dealing with daily consultation, herd health management, surgery and 13 years of Laparoscopic Insemination in deer.  He also began research and development with In Vitro Fertilization in cattle, deer, sheep, and goats. Dr. Ables is active in the Texas Deer Association, National Deer Farmers Association, and the Deer Breeders Corporation.

Dr. Baldassarre obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and his PhD in Animal Science from McGill University (Canada). He has >30 years’ experience in the field of assisted reproduction technologies in small ruminants (sheep, goats, deer, etc.), including semen technologies and laparoscopic AI, superovulation and embryo transfer, laparoscopic ovum pick-up and in vitro embryo production, cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer, and the production of genetically modified goats that express molecules of biomedical interest in their milk. He has >100 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, documenting this hands-on expertise in tens of thousands of animals. He has been an invited speaker in multiple prestigious international conferences, including the International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR), the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) and the American/Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (AETA/CETA), to name the main ones.

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