Luciano Caixeta

Luciano Caixeta, DVM, Ph.D.


Dr. Luciano Caixeta is an assistant professor of dairy production medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born and raised in Brazil, where he was involved in beef cattle production from a young age. He obtained his DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Universidade Federal de Goiás in his home town of Goiânia, Brazil. Upon completing his DVM training, he moved to Cornell University, where he completed a residency in production medicine and a clinical fellowship at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He also obtained his Ph.D. degree in animal sciences from Cornell University. Before joining the U of M in 2017, Luciano was a clinical instructor in dairy population health management at Colorado State University for two years. Dr. Caixeta’s research program focuses on investigations about metabolic and infectious diseases during the transition period, the development and utilization of immunotherapeutics, and in the use of holistic approaches to understand the networks that form the complex biological systems of living animals (dairy systems biology).