John Gunther - DVM, Ph. D.
John D. Gunther grew up in the north central Indiana town of Kokomo, spending weekends and summers working on his grandfather's crop and livestock farm. In 1971, he received his DVM degree from Purdue University. Following graduation, he managed a solo-mixed animal practice in Indiana, just prior to serving time in the United States Air Force Veterinary Corps in Thule, Greenland. He completed a PhD in reproductive physiology at University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980 and then went on to teach large animal reproduction at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1984, GGS Genetics was established and John began his career as an embryo transfer practitioner, a passion that continues to this day.
John has taught and guest-lectured in various courses in the MSU Animal Science curriculum, has provided his services and knowledge to 4-H members, FFA members, as well as other organizations interested in learning more about the embryo transfer industry. Throughout the years he has conducted numerous AI training classes for producers and students alike, has provided palpation training for veterinary students and interns who wish to shadow the daily activities of a cutting-edge embryo transfer business.
He is a member of the American Embryo Transfer Association, the International Embryo Transfer Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Theriogenology, the Society for Theriogenology and the Michigan Cattlemen's Association, as well as the Michigan Chi-Maine Association.
In his spare time John enjoys fishing, traveling, church activities, his own small beef cattle operation with the Greens, and various landscaping and home/office improvement endeavors.