Dr. Richard Linhart

DVM, Dipl. ACT
Dr. Richard Linhart

Email: richard.linhart@avc-beef.org

Phone: 208-781-2187

Richard Linhart, DVM, Dipl. ACT, is a Senior Professional Services Veterinarian with Newport Laboratories, a Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Company. With over 20 years of private practice experience and board certification in theriogenology, Dr. Linhart combines significant technical knowledge with an exceptional ability to communicate and work with cattlemen. Based in Boise, Idaho, he supports cow-calf producers, stocker/backgrounder and feed yard operations to help improve operational efficiency.

Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Linhart spent 12 years with the Pfizer/ Zoetis and Merial Cattle Technical Services teams and 20 years as owner of Simpsonville Animal Hospital in Simpsonville, Ky., a food animal and exotic animal veterinary practice. He received his undergraduate and veterinary medical degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. and completed a theriogenology residency at University of Missouri.

Dr. Linhart specialized in advising clients on estrus synchronization programs and helping them implement these programs to optimize results of artificial insemination and embryo transfer. He also put his expertise in production medicine and antimicrobials to work in the areas of prevention and control of neonatal diseases, stocker cattle health management, parasite control, vaccines, anti-infectives and reproductive herd heath, including use of ultrasound reproductive evaluation in bison, cattle and small ruminants.

Linhart is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, the American College of Theriogenologists and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Linhart serves as treasurer to both the AVC and AVC Foundation.

Rich is also interested in exotic animals, including elk, deer, bear, bobcat, alpacas and exotic swine. He’s has worked with the St. Louis and Louisville Zoos on hoofed stock and marine mammals and with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife where he was responsible for the veterinary care of bison, elk, deer, black bear, bobcat and reptiles.

Rich is also an aspiring pilot, metal artist with a primary interest in welded metal sculpture, he hand-built log cabins in the Boise Mountains and in Simpsonville, KY. Rich and his wife Crissie live in Star, Idaho and have 3 children.