Lin Kauffman, DVM
I grew up on the East Coast, hailing from Chambersburg, PA. I attended Wilson College, a private college in Chambersburg, where I obtained my bachelor of science (BS) in veterinary medical technology with minors in chemistry and biology. While attending Wilson College I met my mentor, who inspired me to attend veterinary school. Though I looked at several veterinary schools on the East Coast as possible options for continuing education, it was suggested to check out Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as another option. After a weekend spent in Ames checking out both the university as well as the town, I came back to Pennsylvania, packed up my belongings and moved out to Ames, IA. Having waitressed all through high school and college, I obtained another waitress job in Ames while waiting to get into vet school and kept this job all through vet school. During this time I also found employment in the laboratories around the veterinary school, learning valuable technical skills that I have used throughout my career. Prior to entering vet school I met my future husband on a “blind date” and we got married in the Tetons (WY) the summer of 2001.
While in veterinary school I followed a mixed animal track, enjoying both small and large animal medicine and surgery. I earned my degree in 2003. Upon graduation I was offered a faculty clinician position at Iowa State University working in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Initially I worked doing small animal general practice and dentistry. I found my true passion when I was exposed to the world of animal reproduction (theriogenology), completing an alternative training program in Theriogenology at ISU in July 2011. During my time at Iowa State I taught veterinary students both in the classroom as well as in the clinics and had several research projects under my direction. In the fall of 2013 I was asked to become interim Director of the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at ISU, which eventually evolved into becoming the director of this program for the next 2 years. During this time I also started my own reproduction businesses outside of ISU. I finally decided to leave ISU in July 2016 to focus more on my reproduction businesses.
Currently I am an active member of several professional organizations: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), Society for Theriogenology (SFT) & Iowa Veterinary Rapid Response Team (IVRRT) and I have been federally accredited since 2003 for international & state health certificates. My husband and I live in Ames with our 2 cats (Jezzy & Gracie) and our 2 dogs, English Pointers (Jenny & Uma). During my “free time” I enjoy riding motorcycles, gardening, cooking, reading, camping & football/sports. I look forward to getting know both you and your pets.