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Dr. Cameron Eilts

Dr. Cameron Eilts a 1967 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He was inspired by his future father-in-Law Dr. Edwin G. Kocher, a 1950 Iowa State graduate, to become a veterinarian. Following graduation, he and his wife, Pam, moved to Fennimore, Wisconsin and purchased a mixed, primarily dairy practice. While in practice Dr. Eilts founded CBR Ova Transplants in 1974. This was one of the earliest commercial embryo transplants in the United States. He had his own airstrip and bush plane at CBR which he flew to farm fields and airports to collect embryos and transport them to CBR. He was published in the Journal of Theriogenology for the first procedure for non-surgical collection of bovine embryos. His work in embryo transfer took him to several countries, helping to establish the first embryo transfer center in Colombia, South America in 1976, including training in the procedures. He made seven commercial trips to Italy and two to Iraq to teach the procedures and to market the bovine embryos. He continued Embryo transfer until 1998 and also raised 12,000 pigs per year as a “side hobby”. In 1998 he and Pam moved to Idaho where he worked with dairy nutrition until moving to New Mexico where he worked in several mixed practices. In 2001, after becoming a grandfather, he and Pam moved to the Chicago area to work for a classmate who had a surgical referral and general practice. After two years, he practiced at Franklin Park VCA for one year before moving to Wonder Lake, Illinois to work at the Wonder Lake Veterinary Clinic where he worked to ten years.

His interest at present are soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. He was an inspiration for his brother who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and became a department head at Louisiana State University. He is very proud to have encouraged several young people to pursue a veterinary career, the last one who graduated in May of this year.

Dr. Eilts has two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren all living back in the mid-west area. At present, he and Pam have no pet after having to put down their pet Lola last November who Pam rescued in the desert of New Mexico, as a puppy, fifteen years ago.