Dr. Brett received his DVM from Mississippi State University in 1983. After graduation, Dr. Brett worked as an associate veterinarian in a private mixed-practice before opening his own food animal practice and consulting business in Montezuma, Georgia. During his time in private practice, he conducted field trials and provided advisory support for several pharmaceutical companies, and was a columnist for Dairy Herd Management magazine, focusing on dairy health and veterinary issues.
In 2007, Dr. Brett returned to Mississippi State University, as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine, specializing in Bovine (Dairy) animals. Dr. Brett currently teaches courses in Dairy Production Medicine and Epidemiology and manages an ambulatory service for large animals. He has experience speaking at over 30 national, state, and producer meetings. He was named the Georgia Large Animal Veterinarian of the Year for 1999-2000.
Dr. Brett has served on multiple committees and councils with state and national veterinary associations, livestock groups, and state agencies. He is a Past-President of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, an Alternate Delegate to AVMA House of Delegates (GA), and sits on the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as Board President in 2004. In his spare time, he volunteers with local groups such as the Boy Scouts, the 4-H Club, Macon County Cattleman’s Association, and Duck’s Unlimited.