M. Daniel Givens, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACT, ACVM (Virology)
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
2000PhD, summa cum laudeAuburn University1994DVM, summa cum laudeAuburn University
2001Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Virology)
1998Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists
2015 – 2016Academic Leadership Development ProgramSoutheastern Conference2013 – 2014AAVMC Leadership AcademyAssociation of American Veterinary Medical Colleges2009Management Development ProgramGraduate School of Education, Harvard University
2013 – 2020Associate Dean for Academic AffairsCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2012 – 2013Interim Associate Dean for Academic AffairsCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2011 – 2012Acting Department HeadDepartment of PathobiologyCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2009 – 2020ProfessorDepartment of PathobiologyCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2008 – 2012CoordinatorAnimal Health Research UnitCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2005 – 2009Associate ProfessorDepartments of Pathobiology & Clinical SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2003 – 2005Assistant ProfessorDepartments of Pathobiology & Clinical SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
2000 – 2003Research Assistant ProfessorDepartments of Pathobiology & Clinical SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
1996 – 2000ResidentDepartments of Pathobiology & Clinical SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University
1994 – 1996General PractitionerCox Animal Clinic
- Bovine reproduction and pathogens of ruminants: Discern the potential for transmission of viruses by natural and assisted reproduction and develop and validate control strategies of minimal constraint that would prevent transmission of pathogens.
- Pathogens affecting bovine reproduction: Developing and validating new diagnostic tests to detect virus associated with semen and embryos; assessing the epidemiologic risk of disease transmission associated with common techniques to assist reproduction; discovering and evaluating the in vitro efficacy and safety of novel antiviral agents; describing characteristics of a unique method of viral persistence within breeding bulls; and evaluating the potential of commercially available vaccines to cause or prevent prolonged infections and disease.
- Stringfellow DA and Givens MD (co-editors). Manual of the International Embryo Transfer Society (4th edition), 2010; 147 pages.
- Newcomer BW and Givens MD. Diagnosis and control of viral diseases of reproductive importance: Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and bovine viral diarrhea. In Larson RL (ed), The Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice—Bovine Theriogenology, 2016; 425- 41.
- Givens MD. Use of antimicrobial substances in embryo production. In Stringfellow DA and Givens MD (eds), Manual of the International Embryo Transfer Society (4th edition), 2009; 69- 72.
- Brock KV, Grooms DL and Givens MD. Reproductive disease and persistent infections. In Goyal SM and Ridpath JF (eds), Bovine viral diarrhea virus: diagnosis, management and control, 2005; 145-156.
- Givens MD and Waldrop JG. Bovine viral diarrhea virus in embryo and semen production systems. In Brock KV (ed), The Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice— Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus, 2004; 20(1):21-38.
- Givens MD and Stringfellow DA. Potential of embryo transfer for infectious disease control. In, Howard JL, Smith R (eds), Current Veterinary Therapy, Food Animal Practice IV. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1999; 592-595.
Selected Honors and Awards
- 2013 — Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Teacher of the Year: For an outstanding teacher as selected by the professional students at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
- 2011 and 2010 — Recognition of Outstanding Contribution: For recognition by the journal Theriogenology for the second most downloaded article in 2009 with 1,733 requests and ninth most downloaded article in 2010 with 955 requests for full text access to Givens MD, Marley MS. Infectious causes of embryonic and fetal mortality. Theriogenology, 2008; 70:270- 285.
- 2010 and 2004 — Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award: For an outstanding teacher in recognition of ability, dedication, character, and leadership that has advanced the veterinary medical profession, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
- 2009 and 2001 — Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: For an instructor in the veterinary medical curriculum based on nomination from the student body, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
- 2008 – 2012 — Alumni Professorship: For recognition by peers and colleagues as making outstanding and exceptional contributions to the university’s academic programs, Auburn University