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David M Hernke - DVM

David M Hernke
Dairy Production Medicine, General Surgery

Dr. Hernke graduated from the United States Military Academy and received his medical degree in veterinary medicine from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. He has professional interests in dairy calf care and diarrheal diseases, dairy production medicine and large animal surgery. Dr. Hernke is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, as well as the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. In his free time Dr. Hernke enjoys kayaking, hiking and gardening.


  • DVM – Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2008
  • BS – United States Military Academy at West Point, 1996

General Research Interests

  • Dairy Calf Health
  • Ruminant Surgery

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Ruminant surgery
  • Dairy calf care
  • Population Health


  • Clinical Skills I & II
  • Food Animal Medicine

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Ibex Pro ultrasound
  • Dairycomp 305 software
  • AVMA, member since 2004
  • AABP, member since 2006
  • AASRP, member since 2009

  • Phi Zeta, Tufts Chapter; inducted March 2007
  • Genex Reproductive Training Course Certificate 2006
  • Henry Foster, DVM Scholars Program award recipient 2006
  • Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Medicine Excellence Award 2008