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Katie Heiderscheit

Assistant Professor of Practice, Undergraduate Advising Office
Headshot of Dr. Katie Heiderscheit.
School of Animal Sciences
3420 Litton-Reaves Hall
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Katie Heiderscheit is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Undergraduate Education Office at the School of Animal Sciences. Her role consists of teaching undergraduate courses and advising students on academic progress and course registration. Though not currently involved in a research program, Dr. Heiderscheit enjoys topics in her area of expertise (feedlot cattle nutrition, behavior, and welfare). Stop by her office to discuss advising questions, study abroad planning, and general life happenings whenever you happen to find yourself on third-floor Litton-Reaves!

  • Ph.D., Animal  Science, 2021, Iowa State University
  • M.S., Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare, 2018, University of Edinburgh 
  • B.S., Animal Science, 2017, Iowa State University

United States Department of State, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, Spring 2016

  • ALS 3954 Study Abroad
  • APSC 1504 First Year Experience
  • APSC 4004 Contemporary Issues in APSC, recitation section

Professional Affiliations


American Society of Animal Science            

International Society for Applied Ethology