Meet the Staff

Michael Pugh, DVM, MS provides bovine and caprine reproduction consultation and embryo services.  Michael has honed his embryo transfer experience as embryo program manager for Genex / CRI  in Shawano, WI, prior to earning his DVM at Iowa State University.  He has extensive experience and knowledge with conventional and surgical embryo transfer procedures, ultrasonography, in-vitro fertilization, embryo manipulation and embryo sexing. Michael is the past American Embryo Transfer Association ( www.aeta.org ) President. This group is surmised of all the embryo transfer veterinarians, technicians and embryo transfer companies around the United States. Michael, his wife, Amber, and children Kellen, Kiefer and Kemree reside at Westwood.
   

Arielle Beenken is our office manager and is involved in all aspects of Westwood.  She heads up the office paperwork, invoicing, billing and keeps everyone on the right track. Arielle grew up near Gladbrook, IA and graduated from ISU with an Animal Science degree in 2014. Currently Arielle resides in Traer, IA with her husband Tyler and their cats.

   
Thomas Huck received his Ag Business degree from Hawkeye Community College.  He works part time for Westwood and his responsibilities include morning care for donor and recipient cows.  Outside of Westwood he helps manage the family purebred beef and row crop operations. Thomas, his wife Stacy and two young sons, Warner and Emmett, live on a farm north of Waverly, IA. 
   
Eric serves as Westwood’s Herdsman Manager. Raised on cattle farms his whole life Eric has vast experience in the cattle industry. Not only has he managed his own herd of commercial cows, but has knowledge with purebred operations as well. As a Navy military veteran he was taught industrial skills that will come in handy with maintenance of Westwood facilities. The last 13 years was spent managing employees in various capacities at a milk protein and infant formula plant in southern Iowa. While performing these duties he also worked part time with the local vet clinic as a large animal technician and managed his own cow herd. Eric, his wife Michelle and kids Nolan and Haley reside on an acreage north of Tripoli, IA.
   

Ethan Wedeking serves as herdsman and groundskeeper for Westwood in Waverly.  He is in charge of the overall care of client donor and recipient cows.  Ethan is also responsible for maintenance of the facilities and directing our part time farm labor.  On the side he owns and manages EW Cattle Company Inc., where he raises purebred and cross-bred Angus and Simmental cattle.  Ethan graduated from Hawkeye Community College with an Animal Science degree in 2010.  He resides on his farm near Plainfield, IA.

   

Kyle Greiman is our embryo transfer technician. He grew up near Garner, Iowa in his family operation; Greiman Family Angus.  As an ISU student he interned with Westwood the summer of 2012 where he was introduced to the world of embryo transfer. Kyle then further honed his skills as an intern for Trans Ova the following summer. Kyle graduated with an Animal Science degree in December of 2013. He then began working for Cyclone Trace where he was heavily involved in regards to all things show cattle.  We had the opportunity to hire Kyle in the fall of 2014 and he has been a great balance for Dr. Pugh. Kyle is very detailed oriented, which is so important in this field. Kyle currently resides in Waverly, IA.

 
WESTWOOD EMBRYO SERVICES, Inc.
1760 Dakota Ave.
Waverly, IA 50677
319-352-5905
westwoodembryo@gmail.com

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