Expertise
Dr. Givens has a focused interest in diagnosis, control and treatment of reproductive pathogens of cattle. Food safety, theriogenology, vaccinology, evidence-based medicine, and virology.
Affiliations

Associate Professor, Pathobiology & Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
2005 - current

Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
current

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Pathobiology and Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
2003 - 2005

Research Assistant Professor, Pathobiology and Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
2000 - 2003

Resident, Large Animal Surgery and Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
1996 - 2000

General Practitioner, Cox Animal Clinic, Campbellsville, KY
1994 - 1996

Alumni Professor , Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Communities
Biomedical Science
Degrees
PhD, Auburn University, Biomedical Science, 2000
DVM, Auburn University, 1994
Keywords
virology pathobiology veterinary medicine epidemiology animal diseases or pathology animal reproductive biology
Honors

Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, Pfizer Animal Health (College of Veterinary Medicine), 2010

Recognition of Outstanding Contribution, Scientific Journal-Theriogenology, 2010

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Auburn University (College of Veterinary Medicine), 2009

Alumni Professorship, Auburn Alumni Association (Auburn University), 2008-2013

Outstanding Teacher Award, Student Government Association (College of Veterinary Medicine), 2007

Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, Pfizer Animal Health (Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine), 2004

Young Achiever Award, Auburn University (College of Veterinary Medicine), 2004

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Auburn University (College of Veterinary Medicine), 2001

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Student Government Association (Auburn University), 2000

Manuscript Competition Award, Clinical Science, Phi Zeta (Auburn University), 2000

Associations
American Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Theriogenologists
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Society for Theriogenology
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
Phi Zeta
International Embryo Transfer Society
Phi Kappa Phi