" 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 work force 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

Rochester, New York, USA

Over the past 32 years it has been a privilege to serve the Canadian Dairy Industry.  

It has been a pleasure to work 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.

​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 discussion of 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 afterwords 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

946 Goshen Rd

Tilsonburg, Ontario, N4G 4G7

​Vic Daniel

My Mission Statement


I have the following 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

To provide knowledge and techniques in hoof trimming to people interested in bovine foot care. 

I am a past 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.  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. 

I started my company Vic's Custom Clips-Quality Hoof Care in 1984. 

 A subsidiary of Vic's Custom Clips Inc. Quality Hoof Care Est. 1984

Vic's Hoof Trimming Course