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Ep. 027: Life as a Veterinarian “Agvocate” and Hardware Disease with Dr. Marissa Hake aka “Calf Vet”


Dr. Tania Cubitt


Hailing originally from Australia, Dr. Tania Cubitt is one of Standlee’s resident nutrition experts, with both technical and practical life experience. She has a PhD in Equine Nutrition and Reproduction from Virginia Tech and raises black angus cattle, along with a few goats in Virginia.

Katy Starr


From the western state of Idaho, Katy Starr works as a marketing consultant for Standlee Premium Western Forage, focusing on nutritional content. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agribusiness from the University of Idaho, and partners with her husband in raising a small commercial cattle herd and their three girls.

Episode Details

Co-host Katy Starr chats with Dr. Marissa Hake, Calf Vet.

Episode Notes

On this episode, co-host Katy Starr chats with Dr. Marissa Hake, Calf Vet, about:  


• Her experiences and challenges as a veterinarian student and veterinarian in the real world

• How she uses her social media influencer status to help consumers and support agriculture

• How hardware disease impacts ruminants, specifically cattle

• Preventative measures to minimize the risk of hardware disease in cattle herds


We’ve packed a lot in this episode to help you get to know Dr. Hake and her extensive knowledge with hardware disease in cattle. If you don’t know her yet, you’ll want to now!


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