Michael Whitehair, DVM, '72, '74

2018 College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Fellow

Michael Whitehair

Michael Whitehair, DVM, Abilene, Kansas, is a large animal veterinary practitioner and partner at Abilene Animal Hospital PA. His clinical interests include beef, feedlot and equine medicine. He has been a partner at Abilene Animal Hospital since 1975. Prior to that he practiced at Miami County Veterinary Clinic in Paola, Kansas.

Whitehair is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves as the chair of its board of directors. He also is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners and Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Whitehair also served as president of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association in 1993 and earned its Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Whitehair is a former board member for the K-State Alumni Association and the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Association. Additionally, he has assisted the College of Veterinary Medicine in multiple dean searches.

He and his wife, Catherine, have two adult children: Martha and Rebecca. 

Whitehair earned two degrees from K-State, a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine in 1972 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1974.