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Saturday, September 24, 2011
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
There is no registration fee thanks to our generous sponsors. However, in order to have an accurate count for conference materials and refreshments we do ask that those attending in person in Manhattan preregister by returning the registration form by Friday, September 16, 2011. Those who register after September 16 may not be guaranteed conference materials or refreshments.
For those who cannot attend the conference in person, a live-stream webcast will be provided. To access the webcast click on the Webcast link below.
Only those attending the conference in person in Manhattan need to complete and return the attached registration form.
Cooperative Extension Professionals
Public Safety Personnel (Police, Fire Fighters, Health Care Providers, etc.)
Staff of Pet-related Organizations
Parking is available in the KSU parking garage at the corner of 17th and Anderson Avenue and at other campus parking lots. Garage parking costs $1.50/hour with a $12/day maximum. A parking permit is not re-quired to park in the campus lots on the weekend. Campus maps can be found online at
|8:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
Dr. Emily Lehning, Assistant Vice President, New Student Services, Kansas State Book Network Committee Member
|8:45am||Book Review—"Zeitoun" written by Dave Eggers
Dr. Greg Eiselein
|9:00 am||First Hand Account of Handling Animals Following Katrina
Dr. Joseph Taboada
|10:45 am||Invisible Pet Owners - Lessons Learned from Katrina
Ms. Lisa Greenhill
|11:30 am||Lunch on your Own|
|1:00 pm||Lessons Learned Following the Greensburg Tornado
Dr. Christen L. Skaer
|2:15 pm||Personal Experience at Greensburg
Ms. Pam Muntz
|2:45 pm||How to be Prepared
Dr. Christen L. Skaer
|3:45 pm||Concluding Remarks
Dr. Ralph Richardson, Dean, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Greg Eiselein, PhD
Professor, English Department, Kansas State University
Dr. Eiselein is a Professor and Coffman University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in the Kansas State University Department of English.
Lisa Greenhill, MPA
Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity, AAVMC, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Greenhill received her MPA degree in public policy from George Mason University. She has 15 years experience in the public policy area with specialization in diversity, health policy and professional health education. Her research interests include environmental health policy and diversity in graduate education, specifically veterinary medicine.
Pam Muntz, BS
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Kiowa County Extension
Ms. Muntz received a BS in vocational economics from Kansas State University. She has been with K-State Research and Extension for 25 years and the Family and Consumer Sciences agent in Kiowa County for the past 21 years. Ms. Muntz has made her home in Greensburg for 35 years, and her pet cocker spaniel survived the Greensburg tornado in a wire kennel at the Muntz home.
Christen L. Skaer, MS, DVM
President/Director, Kansas State Animal Response Team, Small Animal Practitioner, Wichita, Kansas
Dr. Skaer is a 1999 graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced small animal medicine in Wichita, Kansas for 11 years. She is the owner of Skaer Veterinary Clinic. She is the Executive Director and Presi-dent of the Board of the Kansas State Animal Response Team and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team and manages the Kansas Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. Skaer has advanced training in veterinary disaster management.
Joseph Taboada, BS, DVM
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
Dr. Taboada is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and pursued specialty training in internal medicine by first completing an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City and then a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Taboada is currently Associate Dean of Student and Academ-ic Affairs and a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Family Caregiving and Companion Animals Communities of Practice, members of the eXtension National Initiative
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