BiographyC.B. Chastain is an emeritus/adjunct professor of veterinary medicine and online teaching consultant at the University of Missouri. He is a former Section Head of Small Animal Medicine, Director of Online Veterinary Programs, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has authored many journal articles and book chapters in veterinary medical and allied publications. For 20 years, he was editor-in-chief of the journal "Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery" and appeared regularly as an authority on pet health on KOMU-TV. He currently is a regular guest authority on pet health for KBIA, 91.3 FM. Prior to entering academic veterinary medicine, he was a wrangler for a horseback riding stable in Colorado; worked in mixed animal veterinary medical practices in Missouri, Illinois, and New Mexico; and a captain in the U.S. Air Force Veterinary Corps.
Today, Dr. Chastain teaches college credit courses online, including "Essentials of Animal Handling and Physical Restraint", for Mizzou Online. He lives in central Missouri where each day he rides and trains his horses, works with his dogs, and is usually tolerated by his cats.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Small animal internal medicine, particularly endocrinology
Domestic animal behavior
Training horses, western trail riding, and ranch horse competition, particularly reining.