Expertise

As a clinical scientist with board certifications in theriogenology and microbiology, Dr. Givens has a focused interest in diagnosis, control and treatment of reproductive pathogens of cattle.

Past Affiliations

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

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

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

General Practitioner, Cox Animal Clinic, Campbellsville, KY

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

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

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