Barry Ball, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl. ACT

Professional Profile


2010-current Professor and Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction. Department of Veterinary Science, Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky.

2004-05 Bye Fellow, Robinson College, University of Cambridge.

1996-2010 Professor, University of California, Davis, Department of Population Health and Reproduction. John P. Hughes Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction,

1993-96 Associate Professor of Theriogenology, Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences.

1987-93 Assistant Professor of Theriogenology, Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences.

1984-87 Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University.

1982-84. Resident in Reproduction, University of Florida, Clinical Theriogenology, instruction of third and fourth year veterinary students. .

1981-82 Veterinarian, Washington County Veterinary Service, Abingdon, Virginia. Bovine and equine practice.

Professional Societies

1981-present American Veterinary Medical Association.

1981- present Society for Theriogenology,.

1987- present American College of Theriogenologists. President-elect 2013-14.

1996- present American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Honors and Awards

1984 Graduate rotating assistantship - College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell.

1987 First place award, Student Research Competition, International Embryo Transfer Society, Dublin, Ireland.

1992 SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence - Cornell University.

1996 Excellence in Equine Research Award, American Veterinary Medical Association.

1997 John P. Hughes Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction. University of California, Davis.

1997 Schering-Plough Award for Outstanding Research in Equine Reproduction; World Equine Veterinary Association; Padua, Italy.

2003 Carl Norden – Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award; School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

2004-05 Bye Fellow, Robinson College; University of Cambridge.

2004-05 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar – University of Cambridge and Equine Fertility Unit, Newmarket.

2005-13 Senior Membership, Robinson College; University of Cambridge.

2012 Theriogenologist of the Year. American College of Theriogenologists.


BS in Animal Science, Virginia Tech

DVM, University of Georgia

Ph.D, Cornell University

Board Certification, American College of Theriogenologists

Areas of Interest

equine research, Faculty, reproductive health