About BEC

Beef Education Consultants represents a consortium of veterinary beef production specialists and educators who desire to advance knowledge and understanding of beef production today, as it relates to animal health and welfare, food safety, and food sustainability. Aligned with the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, our goal is to provide education and information to improve production methods and consumer confidence in the U.S. beef supply.

We welcome your questions or topic suggestions. Please fill out the contact form on our Contact page to submit topic ideas or questions.


Scott MacGregor, DVM
Dr. Scott MacGregor, D.V.M.

Dr. MacGregor earned a B.A. in Natural Science at Colorado College,  B.S. in Animal Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. He has extensive experience in the beef industry having worked in production, feedyard management, and education.  Currently he serves as Managing Director for Feedlot Health Management Services-USA providing health management and nutritional and research services to livestock operations in North America and internationally. Dr. MacGregor was selected as Consultant of the Year in 2000 by the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.


John Lynch, DVM
Dr. John Lynch,  D.V.M.

Dr. John Lynch received a B.S. in Animal Science  and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A & M University. He specializes in the development of health management programs for food animal species in the U.S. and internationally.  The sole practitioner and owner of Triangle L Consulting, Dr. Lynch was selected as the 2006 Consultant of the Year by the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

A keen understanding of food production, animal welfare, and the need for informed producers and consumers has motivated Dr. Lynch  and Dr. MacGregor to develop Beef Education Consultants.


Gay Gardella
Gay Gardella, M.S., Prof. Animal Science

Gay Gardella received her Animal Science B.S. from Cal State Univ—Fresno and M.S. in Agriculture Education from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Ca. Since 1993 she has been a Professor of Animal Science, specializing in Livestock Production and Agriculture Leadership, at Bakersfield Community College.  Since retiring from fulltime teaching, she continues to serve as an adjunct professor.  Her interaction with college students, friends, and family has given her an awareness of people’s desire for information about the source and production of their food.  Currently she and Dr. Lynch own and manage an Angus based cow herd in south central New Mexico.