Karl Hoopes

Animal, Dairy & Vet Sciences

Associate Professor


Karl Hoopes

Contact Information

Office Location: EQUINE 130
Phone: 435-535-5140
Email: karl.hoopes@usu.edu

Educational Background

DVM, Colorado State University, 2003
BS, University of Wyoming, 2000

Licensures & Certifications

Veterinarian , State of Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
Veterinarian, Utah Department of Occupational Professional Licensing, 2003, 2003
Veterinarian, State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine, 2003

Expertise

I grew up on a small dairy farm in Afton, Wyoming. Horses were part of my everyday life. We used draft horses to feed cattle, haul hay, and for recreational pulling contests. I rode saddle horses to irrigate crops, on trail rides, and for hunting. I began training colts when I was 10 years old. Race horses became our hobby and I continue to run quarter horses today. I rode my first race when I was 11 years old. I went to University of Wyoming for undergraduate and Colorado State University for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2003. I came to Cache Valley in 2003 and went to work for Valley Veterinary Services in Richmond, Utah. I became an owner/partner in Valley Vet and enjoyed practicing here for 13 years. I began work at USU in August of 2015 as the Equine Extension Specialist. Horses continue to be an active part of my life. I am a member of the Cache Valley Cutter Racing Association, Utah Horse Pullers Association, and Utah Horse Council.

Publications | Abstracts

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Fact Sheets

    • Murza, G., Barsnick, K., Hoopes, K., (2023). So You’re Going on a Trail Ride.
    • Hoopes, K., (2017). Equine Infectious Anemia.
    • Hoopes, K., Pittman, B., (2016). Equine Piroplasmosis.
    • Hoopes, K., Clement, H., (2016). Time to Say Goodbye (Equine Euthanasia).
    • Hoopes, K., Pittman, B., James, C., (2015). Intrastate and Interstate Travel Requirements for Horses.
    • Hoopes, K., Pittman, B., James, C., (2015). Intrastate and Interstate Travel Requirements for Horses (Spanish Translation).

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Curriculum

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Journal Articles

      Academic Journal

        Professional Journal

          An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

          Publications | MultiMedia

          PowerPoint

          Web

            Other Media

              An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

              Publications | Other

              Newsletter

              • Hoopes, K., (2016). Equine Piroplasmosis. *
              • Hoopes, K., (2016). The Importance of Equine Dentistry. *

              An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

              Teaching

              ADVS 3300 - Equine Lower Limb Form and Function, Fall 2023
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2023
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2023
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2023
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2023
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2023
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2023
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2022
              ADVS 3300 - Farrier Science, Basic Hoof Trimming and Shoeing, Fall 2022
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2022
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2022
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2022
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2022
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2022
              VM-7571-001, Spring 2022
              ADVS 5190 - Equine Business Management, Fall 2021
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2021
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2021
              ADVS 1050 - ADVS Academic and Career Orientation, Fall 2020
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2020
              PCS 4320 - Forage Production and Pasture Management , Fall 2020
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2020
              ADVS 5190 - Equine Business Management, Fall 2019
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2019
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2019
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2019
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2019
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2019
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2018
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2018
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2018
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2018
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2018
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2017
              PCS 4320 - Forage Production and Pasture Management , Fall 2017
              ADVS 2190 - Horse Production Practices, Fall 2017
              ADVS 2200 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Spring 2017
              ADVS 3520 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Fall 2016

              Extension

              Equine Assisted Services , 2015 - Ongoing
              Ride Utah!, 2015 - Ongoing
              Ranch Horse Care, 2015 - Ongoing
              Equine Health Care, 2015 - Ongoing
              English Series, 2016 - 2017