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College of Veterinary Medicine

William D. Fortney

 Assistant Professor
Director for Small Animal Outreach, KSVDL

BA (1970), University of Missouri
DVM (1974), University of Missouri
Internship (1975), Purdue University
Internal Medicine Residency (1976-1978), Purdue University

Phone: 785-532-4605
Email: wfortney@vet.k-state.edu

Service

Providing KSVDL small animal outreach, diagnostic consultation services, and engagement with the veterinary stakeholders in Kansas and surrounding states. These activities provide practical, scientifically-based information to through a variety of formal and informal connections while building KSVDL relationships within the veterinary community. Small animal areas of interest include: infectious diseases, geriatrics, pediatrics, dermatology, and population medicine.

Research 

My research interests involve immunologic and pathologic aspects of small animal infectious respiratory diseases.

Awards and Honors

Program Coordinator for the Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2006 - present
President of the Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2007
Board of Directors, Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2001-2008
President of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Topeka, KS. 1997
Kansas “Veterinarian of the Year”, 1995
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association "Distinguished Service Award", 1993

Books and Book chapters

W. Fortney. (guest editor) Geriatric Edition, the Veterinary Clinics of North America, W. B. Saunders, 2012

W. Fortney. (guest editor) Geriatric Edition, The Veterinary Clinics of North America, W. B. Saunders, 2005

W. Fortney. The Aging Process, In: Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Dog and Cat; 2nd Ed., R. Goldston, J. Hoskins, W. B. Saunders, 2003

W. Fortney. Establishing a Geriatric Health Care Program, In: Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Dog and Cat; 2nd Ed., R. Goldston, J. Hoskins, W. B. Saunders, 2003

Recent Presentations

Geriatrics and Pediatrics; CVC west, San Diego, CA.  Oct, 2011

Geriatrics; Colorado VMA, Keystone, CO. Sept, 2011

Geriatrics and Pediatrics; CVC Central, Kansas City, MO. Aug, 2011

Geriatrics and Pediatrics; AVAM Annual Convention, St Louis, MO. July, 2011

Geriatrics and Pediatrics; CVC East, Washington, DC. May, 2011

Geriatrics; Greater Baltimore VMA, Baltimore, MD. April, 2011

Geriatrics: Mississippi VMA, Starkville, MS. Mar, 2011

Geriatrics; Montana VMA, Bozeman, MT. Jan, 2011

Geriatrics; AVMA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. July, 2010

The Physiology of Aging; Purina Gerontology Summit, Clearwater, FL. June, 2010

Pediatrics; Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Feb, 2010

Geriatrics and Pediatrics; Barbados Veterinary Winter Meeting, Barbados. Feb , 2011