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Kansas State University



Jessica Slack




Jessica Meekins, DVM, MS, DACVO
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Phone: 785-532-5690





Professional Training:

  • Residency: Purdue University
  • MS: Purdue University
  • Internship: VCA Veterinary Care Referral Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • DVM: The Ohio State University
  • BS: Spalding University


  • Medicine I (3rd year)
  • Ophthalmology (4th year)


  • Novel therapeutic approaches for the management of feline viral ocular diseases.


Dr. Slack’s clinical interests include management of viral ophthalmic diseases in cats.  She is interested in aspects of medical and surgical treatment of ocular conditions in a variety of species.

Selected Publications

Effects of topical ocular administration of high doses of human recombinant interferon alpha-2b and feline recombinant interferon omega on naturally occurring viral keratoconjunctivitis in cats.
Slack JM, Stiles J, Leutenegger CM, Moore GE, Pogranichniy RM.
Am J Vet Res. 2013 Feb;74(2):281-9. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.74.2.281.

Comparison of a rebound tonometer with an applanation tonometer in dogs with glaucoma.
Slack JM, Stiles J, Moore GE.
Vet Rec. 2012 Oct 13;171(15):373. doi: 10.1136/vr.100967. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

Serological study of selected vector-borne diseases in shelter dogs in central Spain using point-of-care assays.
Couto CG, Lorentzen L, Beall MJ, Shields J, Bertolone N, Couto JI, Couto KM, Nash S, Slack J, Kvitko H, Westendorf N, Marin L, Iazbik MC, Vicario FC, Sanz P, Ruano R.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010 Nov;10(9):885-8. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2009.0063. Epub 2010 Apr 26.