Jim Reynolds, DVM, MPVM, DACAW, is a professor of large animal medicine and welfare at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Reynolds earned his DVM from University of California, Davis, where he subsequently served as chief of clinical services for production medicine. He completed a residency in public health with the California Department of Health Services. He has consulted on dairy management, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability in the United States and internationally. Dr. Reynolds served as chair of the AVMA animal welfare committee and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners animal welfare committee and is a current member of the California Veterinary Medical Association animal welfare committee. He is chair of the consumer affairs committee for the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council. Dr. Reynolds is a scientific committee member for multiple organizations, and he conducts welfare assessments and audits. He was a founding board member of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization and has been a course leader for the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s preconvention seminar on cattle welfare. Dr. Reynolds received the AVMA Animal Welfare Award in 2007 and the American Association of Bovine Veterinarians Award of Excellence in 2010.