Dr. Thomas B. Hairgrove is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. He received his bachelor’s degree, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He became a Diplomate with then American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1998, certifying in Beef Cattle Practice. He is currently a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Society of Theriogenology, Evidence-Based Medicine Veterinary Association, and Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Dr. Hairgrove was recognized as Specialist of the Year by the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association. He has received the Career Achievement Award from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.