In September, Dr. Meredyth Jones spent two weeks
teaching in Mongolia with V.E.T. Mongolia, a subsidiary of Christian
Veterinary Mission. She co-taught a camel medicine shortcourse with Jim
Jensen, a zoo medicine specialist from Texas. After completing the
shortcourse, Dr. Jones traveled with a group of 5
Mongolians to towns
throughout the desert, meeting with veterinarians and providing medical
and business training.
“We were invited into the homes of countryside
people and given solid camel milk yogurt to eat and fermented mare’s
milk to drink,” Dr. Jones said. “We camped out each night
in the desert
along our way and ate mostly sheep meat. The people there are extremely
hospitable and felt very honored to have a foreigner come visit them.
It was very rough living, but I was fortunate to be able to eat all of
the food and drink and never once got sick.
"I taught them horse limb anatomy and discussed
race horse injuries with them. Veterinary training in Mongolia is
extremely basic and they are taught very little clinical case and
management skills. They recognize and appreciate the skills of
veterinarians from the West and are eager to improve their ability to
Dr. Jones describes horse anatomy to a Mongolian
Dr. Jones goes for a camel ride!
Dr. Jones presents her Mongolian travel
Dr. Jones and Dr. Jensen demonstrate how to pass a stomach tube.
In a “get to
know us” effort during the week of Sept. 17th - 21st, the Digital
Information Services Center (DISC) staff roved the halls of the
Veterinary Medicine Complex with a snack cart and Open House
invitations. DISC held their Open House in the VM Library. At the
conclusion, there was a drawing for a tailgating basket. The winner was
Hannah Coleman, administrative specialist with Dr. David Anderson in
Clinical Sciences. Congratulations!
Photo by Mal Hoover
Photo by Dave Adams
Dr. Dan Richardson,
of 1977, a nationally known expert in biosciences and animal health,
will become chief executive officer of K-State’s Olathe
Innovation Campus in January.
Brother of Dean Ralph
Richardson, Dr. Richardson earned his
bachelor’s and DVM degrees at K-State. He is a Diplomate
American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and has spent time teaching at
Purdue and North Carolina State Universities.
Dr. Richardson has worked
for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. since 1991 and is currently vice
president of the Pet Nutrition Center in Topeka, Kan.
In his new position, Dr. Richardson will work
with area education leaders to establish and develop opportunities for
students to learn about careers in animal health.
(with bonus pictures)
Friend of Angela Baker
"I'm no scaredy-cat!"
Friend of Pilar Guntar
"A little grrr...affe"
Friend of Leah Wellman
"The Udders: Appearing Soon"
Melanie, Sienna, Clint and Braxton Summers
Left to right: John and Jacob Anderson, sons of Lane Anderson and
BreAnn Meisner "Spidergirl", daughter of Matt Meisner
"I'm no chicken!
Wait, yes, I guess I am!"
Tiger (lobster) and Henry (chicken)
Friends of Carolyn Marino
"Holy Labrador, It's the Caped Canine!"
Friend of Lane Anderson
"Even little devils need a little love..."
Friend of Stephanie Heersink
"Mad cow or happy dog?"
Friend of Kristi Snyder
Daughter of Lalitha Peddireddi and Charan Ganta
"Ready for the
Mogly "Japanese dog" and Chase "Biker dude"
Friends of Amy Brusk
Daughter of Joe Montgomery
by Mylissia Stukey, RCHS president
Gomer is one
of many special needs cases being cared for by the Riley County Humane
Society (RCHS). Gomer, a 4-month-old orange tabby, has been diagnosed
with a congenital cyst twice the size of his heart. Gomer will undergo
a thoracotomy in hopes of removing the
cyst. At such a young age, Gomer faces other medical conditions as
well, including bilateral cataracts. Although Gomer has a long road
ahead of him, you would never know it by looking into his eyes. The
beautiful orange tabby shows no distress and appears quite content,
purring constantly and wanting to be held.
incorporated in 1975, RCHS is a nonprofit 501 3(c) class organization
located in Manhattan and dedicated to the welfare of animals.
RCHS does not have a facility and therefore relies on state-licensed
volunteers to foster animals like Gomer in their homes. RCHS is 100
percent volunteer work and is solely supported by public donations.
RCHS programs include, but are not limited to: cruelty investigations,
humane education, and the fostering and adoption of animals.
Many of the
talented RCHS volunteers are students, staff and faculty of the CVM.
Volunteers give the animals a second chance at life, as well as
impacting the community in a positive way. Volunteers provide a second
chance for abused, abandoned and neglected companion animals, as well
as educating the public on what it means to be a responsible pet owner.
Volunteers from the CVM serve as a part of RCHS’ executive board, board
of directors, foster families, fundraising chairs and animal
transporters. They work to help create an environment of respect,
responsibility and compassion toward animals. They not only improve the
lives of the animals, but they play a part in keeping the animals
social and healthy. Most importantly, they keep the organization
of the Riley County Humane Society I cannot thank these volunteers
enough for their time and dedication. The number of animals that RCHS
can save each year depends entirely on the generosity and dedication of
our volunteers. RCHS offers a number of opportunities for volunteer
involvement. To learn more about RCHS contact us at 785-776-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silk and Gomer
Dr. Lane Anderson (right)
received the Merial Teaching Excellence
Award for first-year
Dr. Zsolt Szladovits
(right) received the IVX Animal Health
Teaching Excellence Award for
Dr. Mike Apley was awarded
the Bayer Animal Health Teaching
Excellence Award for second-year
instruction. Accepting the
award for Dr. Apley was Dr. Hans Coetzee
Attendees enjoyed ice cream
with a wide variety of toppings.
Dr. Kerry Keeton (left) was awarded the Novartis Teaching Excellence
Award for third-year instruction.
Students, Practitioners, CVM faculty and staff
Matching students and mixed animal practitioners
and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, 2007
Holiday Inn, 17th and Anderson
for more info.
been raised for Dr. Hodgson's cause in Afghanistan. These funds will be
used to purchase dental equipment and cordless clippers.
Place of birth:
Married to Tim
with two adorable boys — Eric, 12 and Jason, 9
Pets: Otis, a very spoiled rat
terrier and two bottle calves, Lucy and Willie
Life theme song:
Life” by Darryl Worley
Of all the books you
were assigned to read in school, what was your
favorite? Any of the “Little
on the Prairie” books
Favorite way to
spend an hour of free time: Crafts,
spending time with the boys.
Favorite Ice Cream
Person who has had
the greatest influence on your life: My husband, because he is dedicated in
everything he does.
ago you may have observed a cart traveling around the veterinary
college with members of the Digital Information Services Center (DISC)
group from the Veterinary Medical Library tempting you with treats and
information. The group was promoting the recently expanded areas of
DISC which now include print graphics, medical illustration and
photography, as well as the existing instructional elements. DISC now
has four staff members. Cindy Logan, Assistant Professor, is the
coordinator of DISC.
have a grand opening later this fall or early next year to celebrate
its new and existing programs. Lots of changes are occurring in the
Veterinary Medical Library to accommodate the space for the DISC staff
and the collaborative areas of the library. Once finished, the DISC
will allow users to be able to complete individual or group projects, or
receive instruction on software programs and various forms of
space for DISC is in transition, the staff is ready to assist with any
learning and instructional needs that you may have. A help line is
available for faculty, staff and students who need assistance with
technology, instruction or don’t know which service or support area to
call. The caller will be connected to the correct person to fulfill the
helpline at 532-2327 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to begin
your request. The helpline is answered all hours the library is open.
New developments in the progress of DISC will be announced as they are
completed. Come by the library and see what is happening with DISC and
its newly expanded role in our college.
third-year student, has been elected an executive committee officer of
the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association.
Beard spoke Oct. 4 at the IntraState Veterinary meeting in South
City, Neb, on the topic of wound care.
Gauer spoke Oct. 9 at the Alaska State VMA meeting.
Richardson and Dr. Lisa Freeman
traveled to Brazil and Paraguay Oct.
17-24 to learn what K-State can do to help eliminate FMD
Western Hemisphere by 2010.
Gauer spoke Oct. 19 and 20 at the Southern European Veteinary
Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on Chronic Kidney Disease.
White gave a presentation on educational efforts associated with
control and management of BVD at the Applied Animal and Public Health
Research and Extension Conference at the United States Animal Health
Association on Oct. 20 in Reno, Nev.
Armbrust and Mike Apley spoke at the CVC West in San Diego Oct.
Apley spoke Oct. 26 at Ohio State University.
There will be
an International Symposium on Beef
Cattle Welfare event May 29-30,
2008. This event is sponsored by BCI, AVMA, NCBA and AABP. Watch for
more information in Lifelines.
Dr. Gary Anderson,
director of the KSVDL, was
recently elected vice president of the American Association of
Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. Congratulations!
| Merla K. Brookman - A&P
Jennifer A. Sands - DM/P-VDL
Bradley I. Galgut - DM/P
Dharmendra Maurya - A&P
Sajid Mahmood - DM/P
Megan J. Kaltinger - DM/P
Yvonne Bachura - DM/P
Debra Wilcox - DM/P
Tanya Grondin DeWitt - DM/P
Lainen Sommers - VMTH
Trevor Scholl - VMTH
| Debra Webb - DM/P
James B. Hackworth - DM/P
"Lifelines" is published each month by the
Development and Alumni
Office at the College of Veterinary Medicine
Editors are Joe
Montgomery and Amy Jo Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com