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Dr. Lionel Dawson

Dr. Lionel Dawson was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) and lived there his first five years. Dr. Dawson's father was in the British Army and stationed in Rangoon during the Second World War. After the war, his father stayed in Rangoon as the port engineer for the Port of Rangoon. With Indian independence and the political conditions in Burma, Dr. Dawson's family moved to Madras, India and Dr. Dawson continued his primary and secondary education there. During Dr. Dawson's undergraduate studies at Madras Christian College and professional studies at the Madras Veterinary College, he played cricket and soccer. In fact, he was the captain of the cricket team his last two years and was named "cricketer of the year" his senior year.

After completing veterinary school, Dr. Dawson moved to Iowa where he did graduate work in Theriogenology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Dr. Dawson then did his residency in Theriogenology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri specializing in reproduction of farm animals.

Since 1982, Dr. Dawson has been a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Oklahoma State University. He has taught a number of courses including Reproductive Herd Health, Obstetrics, Theriogenology and Male Breeding Soundness, and has been an advisor to more than 25 graduate students and residents. Dr. Dawson is board certified with the American College of Theriogenologists.

In July of 1998, Dr. Dawson received a joint appointment between Oklahoma State University and Langston University. Dr. Dawson's responsibilities at Langston University include participating in research trials, conducting and assisting in experimental surgeries, managing the health program for the fiber, meat and dairy goat herds and provide veterinary extension education for our clientele.

Dr. Lionel Dawson can be reached at (405) 744-8580 or at dlionel@okstate.edu

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