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K-State College of Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS, Animal Care
Date and Time
Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Conference Contact Hours
6.5 clock hours
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.
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.
|8:30 am||Registration for all conference attendees (Pet Breeders and DVMs)|
|9:00 am||Welcome and Workshop Overview
Ralph Richardson, Dean, K-State CVM
Tracy Thompson, VMO, USDA-APHIS-Animal Care
USDA Animal Care Update—Tracy Thompson
Innovative Kennel Designs—Cindy Neis
Quarantine and Isolation in Kennels—Katy Vernon
Biosecurity for Kennels—Suzanne Brunkhorst
|12:00 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|
Disaster Preparedness and Response for Kennels
|1:00 pm||Brucellosis —Bob Gentry|
Exercise for Dogs—Andrea D’Ambrosia
|2:00 pm||Diagnostic Laboratory Sample Submissions —Gordon Andrews|
|3:00 pm||Refreshment Break||3:00 pm||Refreshment Break|
|3:15 pm||Disaster Preparedness and Response for Kennels —Christen Skaer|
Kansas Pet Animal Act Update—Debra Duncan
|4:15 pm||Q&A with Speakers|
Q&A Forum with Panel of Speakers
|4:45 pm||Return to Frick Auditorium|
Closing Remarks and Evaluation
K-State Conference Speakers
Dr. Gordon Andrews, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Dr. Andrews received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1984. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at K-State.
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 based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Andrea D’Ambrosia, Animal Care Inspector
Andrea 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.
Debra Duncan, Kansas Animal Health Department
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
Dr. Bob Gentry, Veterinarian
Dr. Gentry received his DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1981. He owns the Beloit Veterinary Clinic in Beloit, KS and is currently working toward his Master's degree.
Cindy Neis, Animal Care Inspector
Cindy Neis was born and raised on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. After completing college, Cindy worked as a supervisor for the Animal Research Facility for the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a Laboratory Animal Technician.After approximately ten years in her role as facility supervisor, Cindy was hired by the USDA as an Animal Care Inspector. Cindy resides in Wisconsin.
Dr. Christen Skaer, Veterinarian
Dr. Skaer received her DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1999. She is Director and President of both the Kansas State Animal Response Team and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team. She practices at Skaer Veterinary Clinic in Wichita, KS.
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.
Katy Vernon, Animal Care Inspector
Katy Vernon has been an Animal Care Inspector since November of 2003. She has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1995. Before joining the USDA, she worked in a research facility and at the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. She works in the south-central area of Missouri.
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 Hotel 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: $90 + tax · Cutoff date: January 2, 2009
Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $109.95 + tax · Cutoff date: January 5, 2009
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western, 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
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
Quality Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Super 8 Motel, 200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
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