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Clemson University
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Michael Neault

State Veterinarian
Director CULPH
Livestock and Forages Program Team, Office of the State Veterinarian

Office: 500 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-726-7818



Educational Background

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine 1996

BS Biology
University of Michigan-Dearborn 1991


After graduating from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Neault was a private practitioner working in a mixed and small animal practices for 13 years. In 2008, he joined the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development working as the emergency programs, poultry health programs manager, and animal disease traceability manager. In 2015, he joined the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Veterinary Division as the Director of Livestock Animal Health Programs. In April 2021, he joined Clemson University as the State Veterinarian and Director of the Livestock Poultry Health Department.

Dr. Neault served two terms as the president of the National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs, and one term on the American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues. Dr. Neault is a member of the United States Animal Health Association and received the 2020 APHIS Administrator's Award and the 2020 National Assembly Award.

Research Interests

Secure Food Supply Plan projects, animal disease traceability, animal emergency preparedness, mass animal mortality management.

Extension and Outreach

Member of the team of veterinarians with Livestock Poultry Health who serve as Extension Veterinarians on the Extension Livestock & Forages Program team.


Multistate Infestation with the Exotic Disease–Vector Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis — United States, August 2017–September 2018. Weekly / November 30, 2018 / 67(47);1310–1313.

Diagnosis of Yersinia enterocolitica serovar O:9 in a commercial 2400-sow farm with false-positive Brucella suis serology using western blot, competitive ELISA, bacterial isolation, and whole genome sequencing. Journal of Swine Health and Production Vol. 28 (1), Jan-Feb 2020. Free RA, Ladd M, Capsel R, Cox L, Hicks J, Lantz K, Neault MJ, Kittrell J, Meade BJ.


MMWR Volume 67
Journal of Swine Health and Production Vol. 28 (1)
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