Susan C. Nelson

Dr. Susan Nelson

Clinical Professor/Pet Health Center

DVM

Phone: 785-532-5690
E-mail: snelson@vet.k-state.edu

Education

  • DVM: Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Arts-Biology: Hastings College

Teaching

  • Clinical Instructor Small Animal General Medicine (4th year)
  • Practicing Veterinary Medicine in a Multicultural Society (2nd year)
  • Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence (3rd year)
  • Clinical Skills III with Lab (3rd year)
  • Applied Animal Behavior (2nd and 3rd year)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (3rd year)
  • Principles of Animal Disease and Control (ASI 540)
  • Communication Skills (3rd and 4th year)

Clinical

  • Dr. Nelson’s passion is providing primary care services to her clients and patients and the instruction of veterinary students on primary care case management.
  • Her clinical interests are in preventive care for cats and dogs, senior wellness and puppy/kitten wellness.
  • She is also active in clinical communications training for 4th year students as well as providing media interviews covering a range of pet-related topics.

Selected Publications, Presentations, or Articles

  • Tailoring vaccine protocols to benefit the patient and practice, VPN June 2019
  • Disease Prevention in Dogs and Cats by Use of Vaccines and Other Preventive Measures, KDA Small Animal Facilities Seminar, June, 2019
  • Bite Prevention and Information for Pet Owners Regarding Rabies Vaccination for Pets, Rabies Awareness Workshop, Sept. 2018
  • Teaching Clients How to Read Pet Food Labels and Calculating Dietary Needs, 79th Annual June Conference for Veterinarians, June 2017
  • Vaccine Guideline Updates for Dogs and Cats, Olathe Lecture Series, Feb. 2017
  • Small Animal First Aid, Train Today Respond Tomorrow workshop, Chanute, KS, Feb. 2017
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Prevention, Kansas Animal Response Exercise (KARE), Oct.2016
  • Continuity of Operations for the Veterinary Practice, 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 2015
  • Teaching Clients How to Read Pet Food Labels and Calculating Dietary Needs, 79th Annual June Conference for Veterinarians, June 2017
  • VACCINE GUIDELINE UPDATES FOR DOGS AND CATS, Olathe Lecture Series, Feb. 2017
  • Small Animal First Aid, Train Today Respond Tomorrow workshop, Chanute, KS, Feb. 2017
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Prevention, Kansas Animal Response Exercise (KARE), Oct.2016
  • Nelson, Susan. Continuity of Operations for the Veterinary Practice, 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 2015
  • Nelson, Susan. Separation Anxiety and Thunderstorm Phobias in Dogs, 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 2014
  • Nelson, Susan. Clinical Communications for Veterinary Technicians: Establishing rapport for better history taking, enhancing adherence and financial discussions, Colby Technician Annual Conference, October 2014
  • Nelson, Susan. Pet First Aid, Kansas Preparedness and Human Services in Disaster Summit and KSSART Annual Conference, 2013
  • Nelson, Susan. Common Behavior Problems in Cats and Dogs, Colby Technician Annual Conference, Oct. 2012
  • Nelson, Susan. To Vax or Not to Vax? Keeping Up with Current Vaccine Guidelines, Colby Technician Annual Conference, Oct. 2012
  • Nelson, Susan. What’s New in the World of Heartworms and Compliance Issues , KSU Annual Technician Conference, 2011
  • Nelson, Susan. Disaster Preparation for Veterinarians and Breeding Kennels, KSU Canine Care Conference 2010
  • Nelson, Susan. Diseases you and your pet can share, K-State Media 2009
  • Nelson, Susan. Disaster Preparation for You Pet, Radius Magazine, Summer 2008
  • Nelson, Susan. "Effective Confrontation Skills and Personal Inconsistencies". International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine, July 2007, Washington, D.C.
  • Nelson, Susan. “Say That Again Please" - Practical communication skills that enhance history gathering, informed decision-making and client compliance. KSU Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 2007.
  • Nelson, Susan. "Practical Applications of Communication Skills". Informed-Decision Making, Managing Crisis Situations and Euthanasia. KSU Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 2007.
  • Nelson, Susan. New Anti-Obesity Medication available soon for Paunchy Pooch, but K-State Vet. Says There are Other Ways to Slim Pet., KSU Media Relations. January 18, 2007.
  • Nelson, Susan. Bite Prevention Presentation for 2007 World Rabies Day Celebration, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS.