Dan Little, DVM
Past District Governor 2020-2021
Rotary District 5610 / Brookings Rotary Club
Dr. Dan Little grew up on dairy and swine family farm near Faribault in south central Minnesota. He received his B.A. in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College, his M. S. in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University, and his D.V.M. from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine before establishing a veterinary practice in southeastern Minnesota in 1984.  His practice has focused on a systems management approach to food animal medicine.  In addition to providing on-farm services to diagnose and prevent health challenges, he has also provided technical support to companies that desire to develop, market, and implement biotech solutions in livestock systems.  He has presented at national and international professional conferences and is a published author in scientific journals and industry magazines. 
Dr. Little’s education and management consulting experience in the areas of protocol development, facility design, production efficiency, and financial management have provided a framework for his skills in forensic investigation and economic loss evaluations for livestock related matters.  As a consulting veterinarian, he provides expert opinions in complex scenarios regarding dairy, swine, beef, poultry, equine, small ruminants, practice management, and personal injury.  Many of his current forensic investigations relate to alleged feed mixing and contamination concerns.
Dan joined the Downtown Rotary Club of Rochester, MN in 1994.  He joined the Brookings Rotary Club in 2002 after his wife, Pat, and he moved from Rochester, MN to Brookings, SD to support the growth of the dairy industry along the I-29 corridor.  Dan has served as Program Chair, President, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Brookings club.  After serving as a District 5610 Assistant Governor for two years, he was nominated for District Governor in 2018 and is serving as District Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  He is proud to be a Rotary Paul Harris Society member. 
Dan is also a private pilot and a member of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians.  Pat is a retired Real Estate broker and provides business management services for their family businesses.  They have six children and nine grandchildren within three hours of their home near Lake Campbell south of Brookings, SD.  They enjoy traveling, golfing, hiking, and spending time with family.