C.B.  Chastain Author of Evaluating Organization Development

C.B. Chastain

Emeritus/Adjunct Professor
University of Missouri

I was born in West Texas ranch country. My most influential role models in life were my dad, a small town medical doctor, and ranch cowboys who were highly adept at safe, efficient handling a variety of animals. As a result, I grew up wanting to be a combination of both, a veterinarian. Although most of my career as been spent trying to advance the science of small animal internal medicine and training new veterinarians, I have remained fascinated by safe methods of humane animal handling.

Subjects: Biomedical Science


C.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.


    University of Missouri (DVM)
    Iowa State University (MS)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Small animal internal medicine, particularly endocrinology
    Domestic animal behavior
    Biomedical terminology
    Online teaching

Personal Interests

    Training horses, western trail riding, and ranch horse competition, particularly reining.



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