Date and Time
Saturday, May 4, 2002
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Frick Auditorium, Mosier Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Denison, Manhattan, KS.
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of Mosier Hall. Enter at the Small Animal Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
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.
This is an educational workshop that is designed to assist pet breeders in enhancing the health and well being of their dogs. Timely information on critical aspects of canine reproduction and nutrition will be presented. There will also be a discussion on common problems found in kennels and ways to prevent these problems.
|9:00 am||Welcome and
Dr. Ralph Richardson, Dean
College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
|9:15 am||National Animal Care Update
Robert Gibbens, Western Regional Director
Breeding Management of Dogs
Robert Youngquist, Columbia, MO
|10:30 am||Refreshment Break
Veterinary Care: USDA Perspective
Ruth Bakker, USDA
Identification and Record Keeping
Cathy Niebruegge, USDA
Lunch (included with registration fee)
|1:00 pm||Kansas Pet
Animal Act Update
Design, Construction, Maintenance
Curt McGruder, USDA
Cleaning for a Healthy Kennel
Ed Slauter, USDA
Basic Nutritional Requirements for Dogs
|4:00 pm||Q&A – Panel of
Closing Remarks, Evaluation, and Adjourn
Debra Duncan, JD
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 for the past eight years. Prior to that, she worked for the Legislative Research Department as a budget analyst.
Beverly Wofford, DVM
Dr. Wofford received her DVM degree in 1984 at Kansas State University. She worked 6 years in a mixed animal practice in Omaha, Nebraska. Beverly has spent the last 11 years with Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a Consulting Veterinarian. Her current role is providing nutritional education for veterinarians, technicians and support staff. Beverly also presents nutritional training at several veterinary technician schools throughout the
Youngquist, DVM, ACT
Dr. Youngquist received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1971. He completed a residency in Theriogenology in 1974 and is currently a Professor and Associate Chairman in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Ruth Bakker, DVM
Dr. Bakker received her DVM degree from Iowa Sate University in 1984. She practiced in Davenport, IA in a small animal/exotic practice for three years and in Louisville, KY in a mixed animal practice for 4 years. Ruth has served as a Veterinary Medical Officer with the USDA since 1991.
Robert Gibbens, DVM
Dr. Gibbens received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1980. He was then in private practice for six years. Robert joined the USDA in 1990 and has served as a Veterinary Medical Officer and a Supervisory Animal Care Specialist. He is currently the Western Region Director.
Mr. McGruder currently resides in southeast Missouri. He attended Three Rivers Community College and Southeast Missouri State University. He maintains a beef cattle operation on the family farm with his wife and daughter. Curt has been employed with USDA since 1990 and has held his current position as an animal care inspector since January 2001.
Ms. Niebruegge currently resides in Atoka, Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern State University at Weatherford, OK. Cathy has worked for the USDA the past 10 years as an Animal Care Inspector in the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Ed Slauter, DVM
Dr. Slauter received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1972. Ed has been working in the USDA Animal Care program for the past 12½ years as a Veterinary Medical officer in Missouri. His area was extended to include Kansas two years ago.
U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS, Animal Care