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Karl Hoopes

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Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences

Equine Medicine, Equine Behavior

Extension Assistant Professor

Educational Background

DVM, Colorado State University, 2003
BS, University of Wyoming, 2000

Licensures & Certifications

Veterinarian, Utah Department of Occupational Professional Licensing, 2003, 2003
Veterinarian, State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
Veterinarian , State of Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine, 2003


I grew up on a small dairy farm in Afton, Wyoming. Horses were part of my everyday life. We used draft horses to feed cattle, haul hay, and for recreational pulling contests. I rode saddle horses to irrigate crops, on trail rides, and for hunting. I began training colts when I was 10 years old. Race horses became our hobby and I continue to run quarter horses today. I rode my first race when I was 11 years old. I went to University of Wyoming for undergraduate and Colorado State University for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2003. I came to Cache Valley in 2003 and went to work for Valley Veterinary Services in Richmond, Utah. I became an owner/partner in Valley Vet and enjoyed practicing here for 13 years. I began work at USU in August of 2015 as the Equine Extension Specialist. Horses continue to be an active part of my life. I am a member of the Cache Valley Cutter Racing Association, Utah Horse Pullers Association, and Utah Horse Council.

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: ATRC 130
DialPhone: 435-535-5140

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

      • Hoopes, K., (2017). Equine Infectious Anemia.
      • Hoopes, K., Pittman, B., (2016). Equine Piroplasmosis.
      • Hoopes, K., Mason, H., (2016). Time to Say Goodbye (Equine Euthanasia).
      • Hoopes, K., Pittman, B., James, C., (2015). Intrastate and Interstate Travel Requirements for Horses (Spanish Translation).

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other


                • Hoopes, K., (2016). Equine Piroplasmosis. *
                • Hoopes, K., (2016). The Importance of Equine Dentistry. *

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                Scheduled Teaching

                ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2017

                ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2016


                Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy, 2015 - Ongoing
                Ranch Horse Care, 2015 - Ongoing
                Equine Health Care, 2015 - Ongoing
                English Series, 2016 - 2016

                Graduate Students Mentored