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Dr. Nate Dorshorst
Dr. Nate Dorshorst was raised on Dorsland Farms, a 50 cow registered Holstein dairy farm in Junction City, Wisconsin. He grew up working on the family farm where he enjoyed breeding and showing registered Holsteins and riding on calls with his father, also a large animal veterinarian. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison receiving his Bachelors of Science in Dairy Science (2002) and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2006).
Upon graduation, he was hired by a 20-doctor group practice in Lodi, WI where he founded the advanced reproductive division of the business and gradually transitioned from general large animal practice to becoming specialized in embryo transfer and IVF technology. In 2010 he became a partner in the practice and in 2014 the advanced reproduction division was split out to become a separate business entity, GenOvations Inc. Dr. Dorshorst has been performing Ovum Pick Up and In Vitro Fertilization services since 2009 and now operates with 3 donor farms in south central WI. In the fall of 2017 GenOvations opened its own in house commercial IVF laboratory becoming only the 6th privately owned IVF lab in the United States.
He is active in the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, where he sits on the Legislative Committee. He is involved in several committees of the American Embryo Transfer Association, including the Education Committee and the Cooperator Committee, which is actively engaged in the development of emerging embryo export markets for US dairy and beef farmers. His other professional memberships include the International Embryo Transfer Society, American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
He lives in Lodi, WI with his wife Melissa and their four boys, Braedon (14) Owen (12) Everett (10) Landon (8) and the family dog, an African Boerboel named Otis. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, hunting and showing registered Holsteins with his boys.
Devon grew up in Blandinsville, Illinois on a small farm and cattle operation. He grew up showing Simmental cattle through 4-H and FFA. After high school, he attended Black Hawk East in Kewanee, Illinois where he was a member of the livestock judging team. He graduated from Black Hawk in 2018 and transferred to Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. During that time, he also competed on the judging team while getting his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science. Devon’s interest in reproductive physiology lead him to an internship at Trans Ova Genetics, as well as employment with ST Genetics. When he learned of the opportunity at GenOvations, Devon knew it was the place that he wanted to be. Devon is currently a co-owner of BYR Simmentals with his dad in Illinois. He started this herd of cattle when he was a senior in high school and has continued to grow it every year. While Devon likes to spend his free time at cattle shows or sales, he also enjoys watching and playing sports.
Audrey comes to us from a small town in Southern California. Fun Fact- Audrey was one of the top five students in her graduating class of 375! From an early age, she was heavily involved in showing sheep at the county, state, and national level. She attended Western Illinois University, where she majored in Agricultural Science with a minor in Animal Science. During her time at WIU, she participated in Livestock Judging, and held the roles of Vice-President of Hoof-N-Horn and AgVocator for the School of Agriculture. She completed multiple internships with Johnson Family Show Stock, where she developed a strong background and passion for sheep production.
In Audrey’s spare time, she enjoys attending sheep shows and when at home, cooking and playing the piano.