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Dr. Lopate received her BS from Colorado State University in 1984 and a Masters Degree in Reproductive Physiology in 1987 from The Ohio State University. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

She practiced in a rural mixed practice in Minnesota from 1991 – 1995. She then went on to complete a residency in comparative theriogenology (reproduction) at Purdue University from 1995—1997. She was board certified in Theriogenology in 1997. She continued to teach clinical reproduction at Purdue University Veterinary Hospital for 2.5 more years, and during that time, spent 6 months on sabbatical in Australia, working on horses and companion animals.

Since that time she has been practicing predominantly companion animal and equine reproduction. She has had extensive experience with both large and small stud farms in the equine industry and with both professional companion animal breeders and pet owner/breeders in the companion animal field.

She opened her reproduction specialty practice in November of 2003 and currently provides reproductive services for horses and small animals.

Dr. Lopate has 2 Corgis, a Cleveland Bay gelding, 2 miniature donkeys and a barn cat. She enjoys hiking, camping, scuba diving, biking and herding sheep with her dogs in her free time.


The American College of Theriogenologists

The College has been recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1971.

The purpose of the College is to advance knowledge in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education; research; and service in theriogenology through the establishment of a certifying agency to recognize veterinarians as specialists in theriogenology; the encouragement of scientific investigation and research and the reporting of these; the development of continuing education methods and programs for disseminating information to and increasing knowledge of all veterinarians, especially practitioners; the development of graduate study and residency programs; and the establishment of high standards and guidelines for professional attainment and specialization.

As a member of the American College of Theriogenologists, veterinarians are certified through examination to have attained specific and advanced knowledge in reproduction in all species of animals.

Dr. Lopate is proud to be an active member of the American College of Theriogologists. She has served a 6 year term on the Credentialing Examination Committee, is currently on the Residency Planning Committee and actively mentors candidates for the credentialing examination.

Society For Theriogenology

Active members of the Society For Theriogenology are veterinarians dedicated to animal reproduction. All species of animals are included from domestic animals (cattle, cats, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, and sheep) to exotic animals (alpacas, birds, fish, llamas, marine mammals, pocket pets, rabbits, reptiles, rodents and zoo animals).

The missions of the Society for Theriogenology are related to reproduction and include establishing and promoting standards of excellence amongst veterinarians, animal scientists, academicians and students; providing a variety of forums to disseminate emerging information to veterinarians and students; serving as a global resource for scientific exchang; fostering client education and awareness; and encouraging a network for collegial exchange.

Dr. Lopate is proud to be an active member of this association. She recently served a 3 year term on the board of directors. She is actively involved in the new branding program for the Society and she currently serves on several planning committees.

Look for these logos at your veterinarian's office to know that your veterinarian is a member of the groups dedicated to animal reproduction and is personally dedicated to remaining current on advances in reproduction.