Sarah Capik, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
is the Assistant Professor of Ruminant Animal Health in Canyon, TX and has a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. A Florida native, Dr. Capik attended veterinary school at the University of Florida where she focused on food animal medicine and, in particular, feedlot cattle. Following veterinary school, she completed her PhD at Kansas State University where she spent several years researching the characterization, transmission dynamics, diagnosis, and control of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). Her current research focuses on understanding the relationships between the various risk factors and pathogens that are involved in BRD, improving beef and dairy producers’ ability to accurately diagnose and manage BRD, and identifying appropriate interventions to mitigate BRD risk. When not working, she enjoys hiking, reading, riding her mustang, and training and showing her Australian Shepherd in herding and agility.