Rodger Main, DVM, PHD

Director of the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Rodger has been serving as the Director of the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU-VDL) for the past 5 years. The ISU-VDL consists of a team of 25 faculty members and 95 technical staff aimed at advancing its tripartite mission of service, teaching, and applied research in food supply medicine.  Prior to coming to the ISU-VDL, Rodger had been serving as the Director Production Systems for Murphy-Brown’s Western Operations Hog Production Group where his responsibilities included coordinating herd health programs, leading production research and associated production system improvement initiatives, and directing multiplication functions.