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John Pipkin Bio
Dr. John Pipkin

John Pipkin, Ph.D.

Equine Program Director, Professor of Animal Science

Office: Agricultural and Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
Email: jpipkin@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2550

Professional Profile

Dr. Pipkin received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M University, and he completed his doctoral studies at Texas Tech University. A professional animal scientist, Dr. Pipkin also is a licensed judge with the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, National Reining Horse Association, National Snaffle Bit Association and National Reined Cow Horse Association. As such, he has officiated more than 300 horse events, including the AQHA and APHA World Champion Horse Shows.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Pipkin directs the University's Equine Industry Program, where he has coached students to more than 50 national or world champion or reserve champion team or individual titles. He also supervises the WTAMU equestrian team that has won more than 25 national champion or reserve champion team or individual titles. Dr. Pipkin serves as adviser for the Agriculture Ambassadors and Horsemens' Association, and he serves as an academic advisor for equine business, animal science and pr-veterinary majors.

Research and Creative Activity

Primarily involved with various equine-related research areas, Dr. Pipkin's focus is on nutrition, exercise and reproduction. He also has a serious interest in business and leadership development.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Pipkins has been married for more than 20 years to Kenda. They have two two sons, John Luke and Joshua. He enjoys running, working out and riding horses.