Meet Dr. Bob Sager
Dr. Bob (Beef) grew up on a registered Hereford ranch near Manhattan, Montana and has been a rancher all his life. He presently practices and ranches near Wilsall, Montana northeast of Bozeman, Montana.
Bob obtained his formal education with a BS in Animal Science at Montana State University, a DVM from Colorado State University in 1974 and practiced for thirty-six years while owning two practices in south central Montana. When he became eligible for Social Security at age 62, he used his SS checks to go back to graduate school to obtain his PhD in micro-mineral nutrition affecting the immune system of beef cattle. This interest developed while in practice was working with chronic BRD- immune vaccine failure cases and nutritionally deficient beef calves.
While in practice he mentored over 300 veterinary students many practicing in Montana and Wyoming. While in graduate school he wrote a chapter in Brad Smith’s Large Animal Internal Medicine, has published several research articles involving cobalt supplementation affecting the humoral immune system in beef calves, and has spoken at national and international veterinary meetings about mineral nutrition and mineral deficiencies affecting health and performance in beef cattle.
He finished his PhD at Montana State University and while teaching beef production classes a recruiting firm called from Moscow, Russia. The past two years he has been employed as a Senior Veterinarian with Miratorg Holdings near Bryansk, Russia supervising 68 Russian veterinarians and responsible for the health and biosecurity of over 537,000 beef cattle that are on 33 cow-calf farms, 24 yearling or stocker operations, and two 45,000+ head feedlots.
He is now at his ranch in the Big Sky Country and practices beef cattle production medicine with his business and consults with Medicine Creek Bovine Health Solutions and Consulting while still ranching near Wilsall, Montana.
Bob is passionate about beef cattle medicine and health. has written two books on beef calf health, spoke nationally and internationally on nutrition affecting health and performance in beef cattle and has completed litigation witness experience in several national cases. he has competed research on new mineral and nutrition products with several national companies the past five years with several products available nationally.
Since starting the business in 2016 he has increased client base to include 8 states, representing over 100,000 cow / calf production units, and has had success in improving calf health, increased pregnancy efficiency, and lowered costs of production with almost every client. Approximately 30% of the clients are in a natural beef production system. Ten percent of his clients are range and backyard sheep production clients.
Bob has four children and six grandchildren, and his hobby is fly fishing (many donated trips through AABP, ABVP scholarship auctions), ranching and working the soil, and throwing the hammer as he has competed in 37 US National Championships and 15 WMA World Championships on five continents since climbing out of his rolled over pickup while on a ranch call thirty-nine years ago.
He considers his life and career very blessed and has always been proud and fortunate to be a veterinarian mentored by some of the best in the profession. He prefers to be called Bob or Beef by his colleagues.