Texas Tech University

John J. Dascanio, VMD, DACT, DABVP (Equine)

Professor of Theriogenology

About Me

John Dascanio is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and a Professor of Theriogenology at Texas Tech University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Equine Specialty. He grew up in Northwest Pennsylvania and worked on a Thoroughbred racetrack as a groom when in high school. He initially had the dream of being a mixed animal practitioner doing mostly horses and dairy cattle. He did not get in to veterinary school on his first try and had to have some perseverance to pursue his dream. His career has focused mostly on equine reproduction and he has held a number of faculty positions at veterinary schools in and out of the United States. He moved to the Panhandle in the fall of 2019 to help build the School of Veterinary Medicine with his wife, Linda, a small animal veterinary technician from a dairy farm background.


His teaching focuses on all aspects of domestic animal reproduction.


His research portfolio includes the creation and validation of clinical skills models, the investigation of clinically based reproductive issues, and the use of new technologies in education.


He is the Vice-President for the American College of Theriogenologists and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Theriogenologists, the Society of Theriogenology, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He is currently working on the second edition of the text, Equine Reproductive Procedures