College of Veterinary Medicine Kansas State University
U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS, Animal Care
Date and Time
Saturday, January 26, 2008
9:00 am—5:00 pm
6.5 Clock Hours
College of Veterinary Medicine, Frick Auditorium Mosier Hall, 1800 Denison, Manhattan, KS.
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of Mosier Hall. Enter at the Emergency Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
For the Pet Breeder: This workshop is designed to assist and educate pet breeders in expanding their knowledge of raising, breeding and maintaining top quality pets.
For the Veterinarian: This session will provide guidance and information for attending veterinarians regarding common kennel issues and Animal Welfare Act requirements for the provision of adequate veterinary care.
|8:30 am||Registration for all conference attendees (Pet Breeders and DVMs)|
|9:00 am||Welcome and Workshop
Ralph Richardson, Dean, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine
Tracy Thompson, USDA-APHIS-Animal Care
|9:15 am||USDA Animal Care Update—Tanya Tims|
|9:30 am||Zoonoses of Concern for Kennel Operators—Gwynn Hallberg|
|10:30 am||Refreshment Break|
|10:45 am||Is your Dog Stressed?—Jennifer Schmitz|
|11:30 am||How Playing with Your Dog Will Increase Your Bottom Line—Andrea Ball-Morawa|
|12:15 pm||Lunch (provided with registration)|
|Afternoon Concurrent Sessions—choose the sessions designed specifically for the Pet Breeder or the Veterinarian|
Sessions Designed for the Pet Breeder
Sessions Designed for the Veterinarian
|1:15 pm||Pest Control Programs—Tracy Thompson||The Anatomy of a USDA Inspection—Susanne Brunkhorst|
|2:15 pm||Parasite Control in the Commercial Kennel
|The Various Causes and Management Strategies for Kennel Cough—Bill Fortney|
|3:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
|3:15 pm||Kennel Cough: Despite Vaccines, the Problem Continues—Bill Fortney||Management of Chronic Parasitism in the Commercial Kennel—Mike Dryden|
|4:15 pm||Kansas Pet Animal Act Update—Debra Duncan||Q&A Forum with Panel of Speakers|
|4:35 pm||Q&A Forum with Panel of Speakers for all conference attendees|
|5:00 pm||Closing Remarks and Evaluation|
Andrea Ball-Morawa, Animal Care Inspector
Ms. Ball-Morawa graduated from Eckerd College earning a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Psychology with a focus on animal behavior and training. She has been working professionally in the field of animal care for the past 15 years. Prior to joining USDA she worked as an animal caretaker and trainer at multiple zoological facilities with various species of marine mammals, small and large exotic animals and domestic canines and felines. She currently lives and works in Western New York.
Dr. Susanne Brunkhorst, Veterinary Medical Officer.
Dr. Brunkhorst received her DVM from Texas A&M University. Following graduation, she practiced small animal medicine for thirteen years in Houston, Texas. She joined the Animal Care team in December 2004 and is presently a Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Mike Dryden, Professor, Veterinary
Dr. Dryden received his DVM in 1984 from Kansas State University. He was in private practice for 2.5 years then completed his MS in 1988 and his PhD in 1990 from Purdue University. Mike joined the K-State faculty in 1990 and is currently a Professor of Veterinary Parasitology. His primary research focus is on the biology and control of fleas and ticks infesting dogs and cats. In 1995 he received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence for his contribution to the advancement of Veterinary Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Dryden was awarded the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association’s KSU-Distinguished Service Award.
Debra Duncan, Kansas Animal Health
Ms. Duncan received her law degree from Washburn University in Topeka. Debra is the Director of the Animal Facilities Inspection Program in the Kansas Animal Health Department and has served in this capacity since 1994. Prior to that, she worked for the Legislative Research Department as a budget analyst.
Dr. William Fortney, Assistant Professor,
Dr. Fortney received his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1974. He completed an internship in 1975 followed by a residency in internal medicine in 1977, both at Purdue University.
Dr. Gwynn Hallberg, Veterinary Medical Officer
Dr. Hallberg worked for 20 years as a Registered Nurse, mostly ICU/CCU, until December 2002, including after entering the Veterinary profession. She received a BA in Biology from Western Oregon State College in 1990 and her DVM from Oregon State University in 1995. She worked in mixed animal practice in Central Oregon for two years, then as a State Field Veterinarian at the Oregon Department of Agriculture for five and a half years, including 4 months as Acting State Veterinarian. Dr. Hallberg came to Animal Care in January, 2003. She is the Veterinary Medical Officer for the northern third of Oregon, SW Washington, and parts of Eastern Washington and Central Idaho.
Jennifer Schmitz, Animal Care Inspector
Ms. Schmitz received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 1996. She is currently working on her Bachelors/Masters degree in Biology. She joined the USDA in 2001 and is the inspector in West Central Missouri.
Dr. Tracy Thompson, Veterinary Medical Officer
Dr. Thompson received her DVM degree from Washington State University in 1997. She practiced in Centerville, UT in a small animal/exotic practice for 1 year, was the veterinarian for a zoo in Salt Lake City, UT for 3 years, and had her own house-call practice for 2 years. She joined the Animal Care team in March 2004 and is presently the Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) for Colorado and parts of Wyoming and New Mexico.
Dr. Tanya Tims, Veterinary Medical
Dr. Tims received her BS degree in Biology from Emporia State University and her DVM degree from Kansas State University. Prior to attending veterinary college, she was a zookeeper for 7 years. Following graduation from KSU, she practiced small animal/exotics medicine near Pittsburg, KS. She joined the Animal Care team in June 2004 and is presently the Veterinary Medical Officer in the Kansas City area.
Parking is available on the west side (off Denison Avenue) and on the east side (off Jardine Drive) of the Veterinary Medical Complex. A parking permit is not required for weekend parking. Do not park in the client parking or reserved stalls as you may get ticketed.
We advise you to make your room reservations as soon as possible as rooms are limited in Manhattan and blocks are reserved on room availability, first-come first-served basis.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Clarion and the Holiday Inn at the Campus. The block rate and cutoff dates are listed below. Please refer to the “Vet Med Canine Care Workshop” when reserving your room.
Clarion , 530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311 Rooms: $85 + tax · Cutoff date: January 4, 2008
Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave, 785-539-7531 Rooms: $89.95 + tax · Cutoff date: January 12, 2008
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western, 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
Comfort Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Econo Lodge, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-539-5391
Fairfield Inn, 300 Colorado St., 785-539-2400
Hampton Inn, 501 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-539-5000
Motel 6, 510 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-1022
Super 8 Motel, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
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