Dr. Clifford Shipley is one of the most respected deer and elk veterinarians in the country with an extensive professional biography much too long to list here.
He was raised on a diversified farm in Southwest Iowa. He attended Northwest Missouri State University where he got his BS in Animal Science and then attended Iowa State University where he got his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He practiced in Northeast Iowa before going back to his hometown where he practiced for three years before taking a position at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. There he was the head of the ambulatory practice and small ruminant and swine extension veterinarian for the state of Virginia.
He subsequently relocated back to Iowa to manage a large swine operation and consult with a local feed company. Since 1991 he has taught veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois where he became board certified in theriogenology (animal reproduction).
He currently is the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals for the University of Illinois, teaches theriogenology, consults with deer farmers across the country and has his own elk, whitetail deer and mule deer farm. He is currently on the board of directors for the North American Deer Farmers Association, on the advisory board for Pneu-Dart, the Illinois Livestock Advisory Board and the scientific advisor for the Illinois Deer Farmers Association. When not working he plants and attends to his trees, food plots and hunting!