Katherine A. Beltaire

Katherine A. Beltaire, DVM, DACT

Senior Lecturer

UMass Farms Clinical Veterinarian

Assistant Department Head

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Mailing address: 

661 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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2009 Board Certification, American College of Theriogenologists
2009 Cornell University, Theriogenology Residency
2004 University of Illinois, Farm Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Reproduction Internship
2003 Tufts University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2015-2016 Distinguished Teaching Award
2015 Residential First-Year Experience Student Choice Award
2014 Residential First-Year Experience Student Choice Award


ANIML SCI 101 - Introduction to Animal Science
ANIML SCI 103 - Introduction to Animal Management
ANIML SCI 232 - Belted Galloway Management I
ANIML SCI 252 - Belted Galloway Management II
ANIML SCI 494PI - Advanced Animal Health & Management

Research & Teaching

Clinical Interests/Research Large Animal Health, Management, and Reproduction



Characterization and cryopreservation of semen from endangered markhor goats (Capra falconeri heptneri) with evaluation of reproductive seasonality. Bezjian M, Abou-Madi N, Kollias GV, Parks JE, Cheong SH, Beltaire KA. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2013 Sep;44(3):672-685.

Premature luteal regression in a pregnant mare and subsequent pregnancy maintenance with the use of oral altrenogest. Canisso IF, Beltaire KA, Bedford-Guaus SJ. Equine Veterinary Journal 2013 Jan;45(1):97-100.

Retrospective study on equine uterine fungal isolates and antifungal susceptibility patterns (1999-2011). Beltaire KA, Cheong SH, da Silva MA. Equine Veterinary Journal Suppl. 2012 Dec;(43):84-87.

Trauma-induced paraphimosis. Beltaire KA, Tanco VM, Bedford-Guaus SJ. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2011 Jan 15;238(2):161-164.