Dr. Mike Gast

Dr. Mike Gast started at Blue Ridge October 2005. He was born and raised on a family farm in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Education:

  • S. Dairy Science 1995 from Iowa State University
  • Attended University of Kentucky studied Animal Nutrition
  • DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003
  • Internship in Ambulatory and Production Medicine in 2004 from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Perform small animal and large animal medicine and urgent care

Interests include:

  • Bovine embryo transfers
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Dystocias
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Zoo medicine

Activities:

  • 4-H Dairy Leader and 4-H Veterinarian of Loudon County Fair
  • Board Member of Blue Ridge Cattlemen’s Association
  • Board Member of Pigs Animal Sanctuary
  • Member of Saint Stephens Catholic Church

Enjoys:

  • Running on the W&OD trail as well as a few 5ks
  • Spending time with my girlfriend and our three golden retrievers
  • Helping people
  • Motivating young people to pursue their goals

Fun Facts:

  • One of five veterinarians in my family
  • Own a small herd of registered Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cattle and one beautiful horse named Aunt Bee.
  • Actively involved in the family farm in Indiana
  • Lease a small farm in Leesburg