David Matsas, D.V.M., DACT

David Matsas, D.V.M., DACT

(860) 974-2780
Research/Areas of Interest: • Role of prostaglandins in retained fetal membranes and postpartum metritis in cattle • Therapy of postpartum metritis in cattle • Use of progesterone monitoring to predict parturition times in cattle and camelids • Efficacy of J-5 E. coli vaccines on the incidence and severity of coliform mastitis in dairy cows • Superovulation protocols for sheep and goats • Cryopreservation of sheep and goat semen • Preservation of livestock genetic resources


  • Doctor of Vet Medicine, Purdue, USA, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, United States, 1980


Dr. Matsas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University and performed his residency at Cornell University. He is an assistantprofessor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. With professional interests in Superovulation, Embryo Transfer and Semen Cryopreservation in small ruminants, Dr. Matsas has completed research in Large Animal Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Technology, as well as the Swiss Village Farm (SVF) Foundation Rare Breeds Preservation Project. Dr. Matsas is Board Certified by the American College of Theriogenologists and serves on the Board of Directors of the Theriogenology Foundation. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, running, windsurfing and snowboarding.