New Directors Elected to the AETA Board of Directors

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Published on: December 9, 2016

At the 2016 AETA and CETA/ACTE, two new directors were elected to the AETA board of directors with terms starting on January 1, 2017. Kory Bigalk, DVM, and Matt Dorshorst, DVM, are the two new representatives.



Kory Bigalk was born and raised on a small beef farm in southeastern Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Bigalk practiced large animal medicine in a primarily dairy practice from 1998 until 2010. He began doing embryo transfer and ultrasound work in 2001. In 2010, he purchased an existing embryo transfer business, formed Diamond K Genetics, and began doing embryo transfer work full time. He and his wife have 3 young children and live on a small hobby farm where they raise purebred Simmental cattle.



family-photo-2015-001Matt Dorshorst is a veterinary practitioner from central Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2005 with BS, MS, and DVM degrees and began practicing veterinary medicine. He has spent the last 3 years as the sole owner of Origin Reproduction Services. Dorshorst specializes in bovine reproductive ultrasonography as well as collection, transfer, cryo-preservation, and export of bovine embryos. He has assisted with foreign market development on behalf of the AETA as a member of the Cooperator Committee. He has had the privilege to facilitate training of veterinarians domestically as well as internationally through joint ventures with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the AETA, and the Babcock Institute. He and his wife, Molly, have four children, and together they own and merchandise black and white as well as red and white Holstein cattle. They also have a research and marketing interest in polled Holstein genetics and pigment mutations in Holstein cattle.

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