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Vitor Mercadante, DVM, MS, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Production Management Medicine
Vitor Mercadante
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Bovine Reproductive Physiology, 2015
North Florida Research and Education Center
University of Florida
Marianna, FL

MS, Beef Cattle Management, 2012
Department of Animal Science
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

DVM, 2009
College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
São Paulo State University
Botucatu, SP, Brazil

2019–present
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Production Management Medicine

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2016-present
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

  • Factors affecting fertility of estrus synchronization protocols
  • Strategies to improve early embryonic development
  • Development of applied reproductive technologies
  • Supplementation strategies to improve fertility of beef females
  • Heifer development strategies to maximize fertility