About Us

Hello. I'm Vic Daniel President of Vic's Custom Clips Inc -Quality hoof Care est. 1984

My Mission Statement

To provide knowledge and skills in cattle foot care.

Over the past 37 years, it has been a privilege to serve the Canadian Dairy Industry.

I am a current member of the Hoof Trimmers Association (Past President) as well as the Ontario Hoof Trimmers Guild. I have served as Chair of the HTA Education Committee and was also the Project Manager for the Ontario Dairy Hoof Health Project 2011-2012. A 300 herd, 20,000 cow study on biosecurity and digital dermatitis funded by the Agricultural Adaptation Council, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, and others with evaluation gathering done by members of the Ontario Hoof Trimmers Guild. I was a research presenter at the 16th Symposium and 8th Conference "Lameness in Ruminants Conference held in New Zealand 2011. I have served as an advisor to the Working Group on Functional Traits of the International Committee of Animal Recording (ICAR) 2014-16. Founder of the League of Extraordinary Hoofcare Explorers - 2021.

It has been a pleasure to work in many venues to explain hoof care. I have worked with veterinarians and companies such as EastGen and Semex. The Semex program for international visitors during the Royal Winter Fair has always been a lot of fun. Feed companies such as Shur Gain and Purina too have used my knowledge to help their clients improve their bottom line.

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Whether on the world stage

Or on the barn stage

Or on the barn stage

Or Backstage

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Let us help you set the stage for successful hoof care on your farm or cattle care practice.

MY CURRENT CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATES

2010: Hoof Care Training Program Attendance by PTC+ from Oenkerk, Netherlands under the instruction of Pieter Kloosterman. I also sponsored the same course to fellow Ontario Hoof Trimmer Guild Members again under the instruction from Pieter Kloosterman in 2012

2011: Hoof Lesion Identification (Ontario Hoof Trimmers Guild, Instructor Elbert Koster, Alberta Hoof Health Project

2014: Bovine Digital Dermatitis Scoring. (Hoof Trimmers Association) under Dr. Dorte Dopfer and Dr. Arturo Gomez

2016: ProAction and Lameness Assessing, Ontario Hoof Trimmers Guild Stephanie Croyle, Dr. Kelly Barret, Clement Nash Instructors

2018: Claw Disorders and Cow Signals Training. Ontario Hoof Trimmers Guild, Myself and T.J McDougall, Instructors

ENDORSEMENTS

" As the former Director of the Wyoming County Dairy Institute, which operated under the auspices of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County NY, I had the inimitable opportunity to work with Vic Daniel. We collaborated in the creation and delivery of dairy workforce development modules on "Hoof Health and Lameness." He is a skilled hoof trimmer who has unique abilities to create excellent classroom presentations, as well as a genuine capacity to instruct in "hands-on" laboratory settings that are one on one. Mr. Daniel has a depth of knowledge of the dairy industry that permeates his presentations, as witnessed by his ability to make the complex seem simple and common sense. He is a true resource for Canada and the United States."

Respectfully Submitted
William H. Maddison

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Vic Daniel for a few years. He was recommended to me when I was looking for a knowledgeable person in the art of hoof trimming for a somewhat unusual herd- a boar stud. Vic came out and gave a demonstration to the staff, followed by a discussion in the meeting room. His teaching style is wonderful, and essential concepts were immediately grasped by the staff. This year I invited Vic to give a guest lecture at Ridgetown College for a course that I teach. He again produced an amazing lecture, followed by a tour of the dairy barn and a discussion of the structure and function of the leg and hoof of the cow. I noted Vic mentioned the amount of research in which he had been involved. I was told afterward by several students that they thoroughly enjoyed his talk(as did I). There is no doubt that some of these students would embrace the opportunity to further their knowledge through a hoof trimming course taught by Vic."

Dr. Sue Burlatschenko, BSc., DVM, Dipl. ABVP (SHAP)
Goshen Ridge Veterinary Services

Students in the Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship program at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus have the opportunity to participate in 2 packed days of learning about hoof trimming and hoof care with Vic each year. Vic has established a great learning program for these students with a combination of theory and practical hands-on learning. Vic's knowledge and enthusiasm is contagious, the group really engages in his lessons and he applies that same teaching technique during the practical sessions. The content that Vic teaches evolves and changes to keep up with industry research and data, while teaching the foundational information to help students to gain a larger understanding of hoof trimming practices that can be applied on their own farm operations. 

Katie Hunter- April 14, 2021 - Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship Co-Ordinator- University of Guelph,

The League of Extraordinary Hoof Care Explorers

These exemplary hoof care providers are Accredited Instructors in The White Line Atlas Method of Hoof Trimming.

Read their bios and if you can’t attend here perhaps you can attend their area courses. 

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Martin VanBeek
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Dr. Sotirios Karvountzis MRCVS
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Garrett Dow
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Randal White (Co-Author of the White Line Atlas Method of Hoof Trimming
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Neil Barrett
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Doug Johnstone
Doug Johnstone
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Dr. Nynne Capion DVM