Since January 2005, Dr. Kirkpatrick has provided veterinary consultation services to primarily beef cattle operations, relief veterinary service to private practitioners, lectures to veterinary students, continuing education programs for veterinarians, and cooperative veterinary extension programs for beef producers. He has also served as a member and chair of the Oklahoma Voluntary Johne’s Disease Eradication Program and as a member of the Oklahoma Tuberculosis Surveillance Advisory Committees. Dr. Kirkpatrick serves as an examiner for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Clinical Proficiency Exam in Las Vegas, Nevada. He administers the examination at either the Bovine Procedures or Obstetrics station. He attended the examiner orientation program prior to the first examination administered at the Las Vegas site. From June 1965 until June 1972 Dr. Kirkpatrick joined Drs. C. R. Love and L. W. Nightengale in their mixed animal practice at Ardmore, Oklahoma. He established a veterinary practice in Shattuck, Oklahoma, and provided mixed animal veterinary services until May 1992. The following month he joined the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty as associate professor in the Food Animal Section of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Dr. Kirkpatrick served as a Food Animal Clinician, Director of Veterinary Extension, and Director of the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital during his time at Oklahoma State University. He retired from Oklahoma State University in January 2005. Dr. Kirkpatrick is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, serving as district director in two districts, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation, serving as Chairperson, and American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He achieved Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certification in Food Animal Practice. He maintains his license in Oklahoma and his Texas license is held in inactive status. Dr. John Kirkpatrick received his bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1963 and his DVM degree in 1965 at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Kirkpatrick served as member and chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Newman Memorial Hospital, Shattuck, OK, member and chairperson of the Shattuck Public Schools Board of Education, Shattuck, OK and member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System. Dr. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1960. Their three sons and wives have given them six grandchildren to keep them young and actively on the go.