Daryl Nydam

Associate Professor
Director, Quality Milk Production Services
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine



Dr. Daryl Nydam grew up in central New York State where his grandparents owned a small, mostly dairy farm and his father was a practicing dairy veterinarian for 40 years.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in BioChemisty at the University of New York–Geneseo.  Daryl then went to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Following this, while living in Vermont, he entered private clinical practice where he focused on food animal herd health.  Dr. Nydam returned to Cornell University and earned a PhD in epidemiology.  Currently he is employed in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science, Cornell University as associate professor of dairy health and production and co-director of the Summer Dairy Institute.  Daryl is also the Director of Quality Milk Production Services and in the section of Ambulatory and Production Medicine. In these roles, he is active in disease control programs, on-farm dairy production medicine programs for efficient production, and provides regular clinical service.  He publishes scientific articles in these fields (over 100 peer-reviewed), as well as speaks with various audiences and teaches veterinary students.  In addition, Daryl is a member of the Graduate Fields of Animal Science, Epidemiology and Comparative Biomedical Sciences where he mentors PhD students.  He has a wife (Gillian Perkins, DVM, DACVIM), daughter (Heidi), and son (Peter).