Pamela Ruegg is a dairy science professor with UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science and UW-Extension milk quality specialist. She received her undergraduate degree and DVM from Michigan State University and completed a residency in Food Animal Herd Health and Reproductive Management and Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the University of California-Davis. Professional experience includes private veterinary practice, faculty positions at both Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU. Her research interests are focused on the application of epidemiologic techniques to critical issues related to milk quality and safety and enhancing on-farm implementation of best management practices to improve herd health.
Pam serves as one of the leaders for the UW-Extension Dairy Team Milk Quality workgroup. In this capacity, she collaborates with local county agriculture agents to develop and provide extension programs and resources that focus on university research-based information that is useful and practical information important for the production of high quality milk. The mission of the work is to improve the quality of milk and enhance the profitability and competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry in a global economy.