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St. Paul, Minnesota
Sandra serves on Heifer's Board as an At-Large Director.
Sandra M. Godden is a professor of Dairy Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. For the past 13 years, Godden has been a member of the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota, where she is involved with professional student teaching, applied research and dairy outreach activities.
Sandra's research interests include colostrum and nutritional management of calves, Johne's Disease control, mastitis control, transition cow management and dairy management practices that may impact food quality and safety (e.g. zoonotic pathogens, antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic residues).
Earlier in her career, Sandra was an associate veterinarian for Williamstown Veterinary, Stirling Veterinary Services and for the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. She is the author of numerous articles and reports on the health management of dairy cattle.
Sandra holds a DVM and DVSc in Ruminant Health Management from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada.
She was raised on a dairy farm in Eastern Ontario, Canada.