My name is Anne Guadagnin and I am from Brazil. I have a DVM and a Master’s degree from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Throughout my DVM I have had many valuable opportunities such as interning in the Large Ruminants Medicine Department and thanks to this I decided to pursue a career in dairy field. The clinical practice with cattle, alongside with the work as a research assistant and academic monitor, was essential to upgrade the knowledge acquired in classes and allowed me to associate my two great passions: research and dairy.
During my Master’s in Animal Science, my research focused on discovering the association between methane and heat production with infrared thermography of dairy cows, which I concluded in March 2018. The work I conducted during my master’s allowed me to broaden my knowledge and confirm my willingness to continue researching dairy cattle metabolism and nutrition. I am convinced that the dairy industry presents us with new challenges every day, but I am willing to always strive for excellence in this area. I am currently in my first year as a Ph.D. student under Dr. Phil Cardoso and I am excited to be a member of the Dairy Focus Lab.