New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Associate Professor of Medicine in Field Service (CE), University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Section Chief, Field Service, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Field Service/Bovine
Research Areas: Dairy Cattle, Mastitis in Dairy Cows, Postpartum temperatures/Dairy Cows, Equine contagious metritis

Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road

Mastitis in dairy cows
Recycled sand

Dairy cattle, Production medicine, milk quality
Equine contagious metritis

Kristula, M., Smith, B. Veterinary farm specific employee training to manage cows at calving time The Bovine Practitioner : , 2011.

Kristula, M., Fectea ME., Smith, B., Young, S., Rankin, S. Evaluation of the risk of transmitting Staphylococcus aureus strains between replacement heifers through commingling at a heifer rearing facility The Bovine Practitioner 43: 75-83, 2009.

Kristula, M., Dou, Z., Toth, J., Smith, B., Harvey, N., Sabo, M. Evaluation of free-stall mattress bedding treatments to reduce mastitis bacterial growth Journal of Dairy Science 91: 1885-1892, 2008.

Kristula, M Contagious Equine Metritis. Equine Infectious Diseases. Equine Infectious Diseases : 351-353, 2007.

Smith, BI, Kristula, M. Effects of frequent functional foot trimming on the incidence of lameness in lactating dairy cattle. The Bovine Practitioner 41: 138-145 , 2007.

Kristula, M A. Rogers, W. Hogan, J S. Sabo, M. Comparison of bacteria populations in clean and recycled sand used for bedding in dairy facilities. Journal of Dairy Science 88: 4317-25, 2005.

Kristula, Michaela A. Smith, Billy I. Diagnosis and treatment of four stallions, carriers of the contagious metritis organism--case report. Theriogenology 61: 595-601, 2004.

Kristula, M., Smith, B. Use of daily postpartum temperatures to select dairy cows for treatment with systemic antibiotics. Proceedings of the 34th American Association of Bovine Practitioners : 182, 2001.

Kristula, M., Smith, B., Simeone, A. The use of dairy postpartum temperatures to select dairy cows for treatment with systemic antibiotics. The Bovine Practitioners 35: 117-125 , 2001.

Kristula, M. A method to statistically monitor new intramammary infection data on a monthly basis using somatic cell count data. The Bovine Practitioner 35: 36-40 , 2001.

Colorado State University, 1977

BS (Biology) Virginia Tech , 1979

DVM Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984

MS (Comparative Medical Sciences) University of Pennsylvania, 1990

University of Pennsylvania (1984 to 1985)
Intern in Field Service

University of Pennsylvania (1985 to 1986)
Resident in Field Service