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College of Veterinary Medicine

Continuing Education
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
213 Trotter Hall
1710 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-4528
vmce@vet.k-state.edu

Speakers

Please note, we are currently confirming speaker topics. Below are all of the conference speakers. Please note their topics are subject to change.

Companion Animal Speakers

 

Schmiedt

Dr. Chad Schmiedt

Dr. Chad Schmiedt is currently a professor of soft tissue surgery at the University of Georgia where he also serves as the Section Chief of Small Animal Surgery and Anesthesia.   Dr. Schmiedt is a graduate of the University of Georgia and completed internships at the University of Tennessee and the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center prior to beginning a surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin in 2002.  Following his residency, Dr. Schmiedt was an instructor at UW for several years and returned to the University of Georgia as a clinical instructor in 2007.  Since that time he has worked as a soft tissue surgeon seeing regional referrals for all types of soft tissue surgical cases and international referrals for feline renal transplantation.  Dr. Schmiedt's current research interests include the consequences of renal ischemia, chronic kidney disease, characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells, and any clinical soft tissue surgery related topic.  Dr. Schmiedt has published almost 200 book chapters, manuscripts and scientific abstracts.  Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm in the Georgia countryside. 

Conference Topics
  • Gastic Dilatation Volvulus
    • Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
  • Megacolon and Subtotal Colectomy with Medical Therapy
    • Sunday - 10:00 a.m.
  • Open Wound Management: Principles of Wound Healing
    • Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
  • Surgical Management of Canine Mast Cell Tumor 
    • Sunday - 1:15 p.m.
datz 

Dr. Craig Datz

Dr. Datz is a 1987 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  He was in private companion animal practice in Virginia and Arkansas until 2001, when he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine working in the areas of Community Practice and Clinical Nutrition until 2012. He is currently the Director of Scientific Affairs at Royal Canin USA in St. Charles, Missouri.

Dr. Datz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is certified in both Canine/Feline and Feline Practice. He currently serves as the Residency Chair for ABVP. He is also board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and has a master’s degree in biomedical sciences with a human and animal nutrition focus. 

Conference Topics
  • Practice and Real World Experience
    • Sunday - 2:15 p.m.
  • Unconventional Diets: Are Grain-Free, Raw and Holistic
    • Sunday - 3:45 p.m.
  • Critical Care Nutrition and Assisted Feeding
    • Sunday - 4:45 p.m.

 k kukanich

Dr. Kate KuKanich

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor
Small Animal Internal Medicine
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professional Training:
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Notre Dame
  • DVM: University of Minnesota
  • PhD: University of Tennessee
  • Internship: Tufts University
  • Residency: University of Tennessee
Teaching
  • Principles of Epidemiology (1st year)
  • Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Research (1st year)
  • Medicine I (3rd year)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (3rd year)
  • Clinical Skills (3rd year)
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine (4th year)
Research
  • Dr. KuKanich’s research interests include bacterial sharing between companion animals and their owners, the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, clinically relevant drug interactions, fungal disease management, hospital-acquired infections, and handwashing.

Clinical
  • Dr. KuKanich’s clinical interests are infectious disease, respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, and managing complicated urinary tract infections. She is also interested in zoonotic diseases and public health.
Conference Topic
  • Antimicrobial Stewarship: What is a Kansas Vet's Role?
    • Monday - 8:00 a.m.
  • Case-Based Strategies for Resistant UTIs in Dogs and Cats
    • Monday - 9:00 a.m.

Cassel

Dr. Nicky Cassel

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor
Radiology
BVSc, MMedVet
Education
  • BSc (Microbiology and Plant Pathology)
  • BVSc 
  • MMedVet (Diagnostic Imaging)
  • Dip ECVDI
Teaching
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (4th year) 
Research
  • CT angiography and the comparison of bolus tracking and test bolus techniques when evaluating the thorax.  
Clinical
  • Whilst Dr. Cassel enjoys all imaging modalities her main clinical interest is computed tomography and ultrasound. 
Conference Topic
  • Elbow Dysplasia: Are We Merely Treading Water in the Gene Pool or Making Progress?
    • Monday - 10:30 a.m.

 anselmi

Dr. Carlo Anselmi

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor
Radiology

DVM, ECVDI
Education
  • Bachelor of Science: 
  • DVM: University of Padua, Italy
Teaching
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (4th year)
Conference Topic
  • Radiology
    • Monday - 1:00 p.m.

 Thomason

Dr. Justin Thomason

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor
Cardiology

DVM, DACVIM
Education and Professional Training
  • Residency (Internal Medicine and Cardiology):  University of Georgia
  • Internship: Small Animal Rotating Internship, University of Missouri
  • DVM: Oklahoma State University
  • BS (Animal Science):  Oklahoma State University
Teaching
  • Electrophysiology (1st year)
  • Cardiac Pharmacology (2nd year)
  • Cross Course Integration (2nd year)
  • Medicine II (3rd year)
  • Comparative Cardiology (4th year)
Research
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cardiorenal syndrome
  • General Internal Medicine
Clinical
  • Clinical teaching of students, interns, and residents
  • Advancement of veterinary cardiology through clinical research
  • Fear-Free Veterinary Visits
  • Providing excellent veterinary care through clinical service and consultations with referring veterinarians.
Conference Topics
  • Wildcat Cardiology Rounds - Cases and Presentations
    • Monday - 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday - 3:30 p.m.
    • Monday - 4:30 p.m.

 

b kukanich

Dr. Butch KuKanich

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Professor and Assistant Department Head

DVM, PhD, DACVCP

DVM, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, 1997
PhD, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, NC State University, 2005 
Diplomate, ACVCP

Research Interests

The focus of the Analytical Pharmacology Laboratory at Kansas State University is the evaluation and design of rational drug dosages through the use of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic studies. The analytical methodology currently available in the Analytical Pharmacology Laboratory includes: HPLC, LC/MS, and florescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA). The evaluation of analgesics and analgesic adjuncts in companion animals is an area of current research for the laboratory. The assessment of opioids, NMDA antagonists, adrenergic agonists, and GABA-ergic drugs compromise the bulk of the efforts. Additionally, collaborative studies in all areas of pharmacology are supported by the laboratory through analytical methodology, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling.

Conference Topic
  • Veterinary Compounding: What do We Really Know
    • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m.
  • Cannabinoids: What the CBD?
    • Tuesday - 9:00 a.m.

 bagladi

Dr. Mary Bagladi-Swanson

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Professor
Dermatology
DVM, DACVD
Education
  • Bachelor of Science: Michigan State University
  • DVM: Kansas State University
  • Dermatology Residency: Cornell University
Teaching
  • Medicine I (3rd year veterinary students)
  • Dermatology Service: Clinical Dermatology Rotation (4th year veterinary students)
Research
  • Canine Atopy Clinical Pilot Study
  • Efficacy of lufenuron-nitenpyram and imidacloprid to control flea allergy dermatitis and flea populations
  • Immunopathogenesis of flea allergic dermatitis in dogs
  • Efficacy of selamectin in controlling natural flea infestations
  • Milbemycin in canine scabies
  • Ivermectin in canine demodicosis
  • Sebaceous gland melanosis in dogs with endocrine skin disease and follicular dysplasia
  • Tylosin in canine staphylococcal pyoderma
Conference Topic
  • Canine Pyoderma
    • Tuesday - 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
 

Food Animal Speakers

larson

Dr. Bob Larson

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Professor
Production Medicine
Edgar E and M Elizabeth Coleman Chair Food Animal Production
Executive Director - Veterinary Medical Continuing Education

DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVPM (Epidemiology), ACAN

Education
  • Bachelor of Science: Kansas State University
  • DVM: Kansas State University
  • PhD: Kansas State University
Board Certification
  • American College of Theriogenology
  • American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine – Epidemiology specialty
  • American College of Animal Nutrition
Teaching
  • Reproduction (Theriogenology) (3rd year)
  • Advanced Beef Production Medicine (4th year)
  • Advanced Cow-Calf Production Management (4th year)
  • Advanced Rural Food Animal Business Management (4th year)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (1st year)
  • Practical Use and Interpretation of Veterinary Scientific Literature (1st year)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (graduate)
  • Design and Interpretation of Production Livestock Field Trials (graduate)
  • Applied Production Medicine (graduate)
Focus Areas

Dr. Larson’s primary area of interest is the integration of animal health, production efficiency, and economic considerations in beef cattle production.

Conference Topic
  • Postpartum Anestrus: A Key to Reproductive Efficiency
    • Sunday - 9:00 a.m.

 rogers

Dr. Glenn Rogers

Information coming soon!
Conference Topic
  • Heifer Development
    • Sunday - 10:00 a.m.
  • AABP Update
    • Sunday - 11:00 a.m.

 Herrin

Dr. Brian Herrin

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor

Dr. Brian Herrin, a parasitologist, is originally from Lindsay, Oklahoma, and has completed both his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and doctorate at Oklahoma State University. While his current research focus is on the epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis in humans and dogs in North America, he is also interested in the evaluation of diagnostic assays for tick-borne diseases and surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases from horses. Dr. Herrin said he enjoys working with all parasites of veterinary importance through the diagnostic service and teaching/outreach opportunities. He is currently overseeing the KSVDL parasitology laboratory and has already made a change to improve antigen detection in heartworm testing.

Conference Topic
  • Current Approaches to Ectoparasite Control in Large Animals
    • Sunday - 1:15 p.m.

hilbig

Dr. Doug Hilbig

Dr. Douglas Hilbig is a Senior Beef Tech Service Veterinarian with the U.S. Cattle and Equine Technical Services team at Zoetis.  His responsibilities include providing support for the veterinarians, producers and TBM’s of Zoetis’s areas in OK, KS, MO and AR as well as marketing and research teams as needed.

 

Doug is a native of Kansas, grew up in Oklahoma received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991.  He practiced veterinary medicine in Kansas for over 20 years, the last 18 as an owner of mixed animal practices and a consulting business dealing with feedyards, backgrounders, stockers, cow/calf and dairy clients.  In 2012 Doug joined Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis with his current responsibilities.

 

Dr. Hilbig’s professional affiliations include the AVC (Academy of Veterinary Consultants) where he was a director for the state of KS as well as the Membership Chairman, AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners), NCBA (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) and the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association), as well as OVMA (Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association).

 

Doug’s family includes his wife of 30 years, Penny, as well as their daughter Maggie of Stillwater, OK and son Zane at Ok State University.  He and Penny live in Morrison, OK, where they have cattle and horses.

Conference Topic
  • Arrival Antibiotics in Stocker Cattle
    • Sunday - 2:15 p.m.
  • Immunization on the Ranch for Optimal Immunity
    • Sunday - 3:45 p.m.
  • When Antibiotics Fail to Perform
    • Sunday - 4:45 p.m.

 thomson

Dr. Dan Thomson

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology/ Professor

MS, PhD, DVM

Education and Professional Training
  • Bachelor of Science: Iowa State University
  • Masters of Science: South Dakota State University
  • PhD: Texas Tech University
  • DVM: Iowa State University
Teaching

Dr. Thomson teaches farm animal production medicine, welfare and nutrition was recently awarded the National Excellence in Teaching Award by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2012. 

  • Advanced Feedlot Production Management (4th year)
  • Clinical Nutrition (3rd year)
  • Contemporary Issues in Veterinary Medicine (1st, 2nd, 3rd years)
  • Feedlot Health Systems (Graduate/Undergraduate)
  • Fundamentals of Feedlot Management (2nd year)
  • Diagnostic Methods in Feedlot Management (3rd year)
Research

Thomson’s research and outreach has been reported in many media outlets including CBS Evening news, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and many others.  He hosts a nationally aired veterinary television show entitled “Doc Talk” that reaches over 45 million homes world-wide.Beef cattle health and well-being.   Dr. Thomson has published 56 peer-reviewed papers, 4 book chapters, 204 abstracts, 73 proceedings and 45 progress reports at professional meetings and delivered 506 invited talks internationally on his research and field experience on the interactions between production management, environment and nutrition on the health and well-being of beef cattle. Dr. Thomson’s research program has been granted over $34.0 million with $14.7 million of those funds coming with him as the primary investigator.

Clinical

Dr. Thomson is recognized internationally as a leader in animal welfare, beef cattle production and cattle health management.  Currently, he is The Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology  at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  He serves as the Global Co-leader for McDonald’s Beef Health and Welfare Committee, Chairman of the United States ISO OIE animal welfare working group, serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory Board of the Food Marketing Institute and the Animal Handling Working Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative and is co-chairman of the North American Food Animal Welfare Commission.  Thomson is the former chair of the OIE Beef Cattle Production and Welfare committee.  Dr. Thomson has been very active working on advisory boards and committees for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, American Farm Bureau, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

Conference Topic
  • Cattle Health Management: The First 30 Days on Feed
    • Monday - 8:00 a.m.
  • Cattle Health Management: The Last 60 Days on Feed
    • Monday - 9:00 a.m.

 oman

Dr. Rachel Oman

University of Missouri
Veterinary Health Center
Assistant Professor
Food Animal Medicine and Surgery

A graduate of Colorado State University (DVM) and Oklahoma State University (MS), Rachel Oman completed an internship and residency at Oklahoma State University. She joined the faculty at MU in 2016. Clinical interests include metabolic diseases of small ruminants, neonatal care, and bovine lameness. 

Conference Topics
  • The Urolithiasis Workup
    • Monday - 10:30 a.m.
  • Advances in Our Understanding of Treatment of Obstructive Urolithiasis in Small Ruminants
    • Monday - 1:00 p.m.

engelken

Dr. Terry Engelken

Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor
Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine
Veterinary Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
Education

BS, Kansas State University (1986)
DVM, Kansas State University (1987)
Residency Certificate, Kansas State University (1991)
MS, Kansas State University (1994)

Research Focus and Interests

Applied, field based studies that deal with beef production medicine.

Replacement heifer development
Feedlot receiving programs
Feedlot parasite control in “indoor” cattle
Bovine respiratory disease in feedlot and suckling beef calves
Causes and mechanism for the development of antibiotic resistance in the feedyard
The effect of pain mitigation on feedlot performance
The economics of beef production

Honors & Awards

Promotion and Tenure (Associate Professor) – 1996 (Mississippi State University)
Promotion to Full Professor – 2005 (Mississippi State University)
Dr. William O. Reece Award for Outstanding Academic Advising (2012) – ISU CVM

Leadership/Committees/Council

Academy of Veterinary Consultants:
Director, representing Eastern States, 2005-08.
Director, representing Eastern States, 1996-99.
Public Relations/Corporate Sponsorship Committee member, 1996-97.
Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Alliances member, 1996-97.
Nominating Committee member, 1997-99.
Program Committee member, 1999-01.
Nominating Committee member, 2000-15.
Membership Committee member, 2005-15.
Cattle Health and Well Being Committee 2007-15.

American Association of Bovine Practitioners:
Chairman, Membership Committee, 1998-00.
Membership Committee, 2001-03.
Animal Welfare Committee (ex officio), 2008-11.
Editorial Review Board; Bov Practitioner 2012-15.

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association:
Bovine Committee, 2007-15.
Animal Welfare Committee, 2007-10.
Executive Board Member (District 10) 2009-12.

Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association:
Animal Health Committee Chair, 2002-05.

North American Veterinary Conference:
Beef Program Chair, 2000-02.

Conference Topic
  • Strategies for Weaning and Preconditioning Beef Calves to Improve Health Performance
    • Monday - 2:00 p.m.
  • Calving Season in Iowa: "Tails" from the Dark Side
    • Monday - 3:30 p.m.
 kniebel

Cassie Kniebel

More information coming soon!

 

Conference Topic
  • Cattle Trace
    • Monday - 4:30 p.m.

 waggoner

Dr. Justin Waggoner

Kansas State University
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist
Animal Sciences and Industry
Area(s) of Specialization

Beef Systems

Education

B.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University, 2000
M.S. Animal Science, Kansas State University, 2001
Ph.D. Ruminant Nutrition, New Mexico State University, 2007

Bio Brief

Justin Waggoner was hired as the Beef Systems Specialist at Kansas State University’s Southwest Area Extension Office in Garden City. Waggoner was raised on his family’s farm in central, Kansas and obtained his Bachelor’s (2000) and Master’s (2001) degrees in Animal Science from Kansas State University. He completed his Doctorate in Ruminant Nutrition at New Mexico State University in 2007 where his work evaluated the impacts of morbidity on performance and profitability in feedlot cattle and nutrient utilization in stressed cattle.

Waggoner assists beef cattle producers in all sectors of the industry by providing them with information regarding nutritional and management strategies that improve profitability. Waggoner also continues pursuing his research interests regarding the influence of nutrition and management practices on cattle health and performance.

“As a Kansas native, I am excited about the opportunity to serve beef cattle producers and county agents in Southwest Kansas.”

Research

Waggoner hopes to assist beef cattle producers in all sectors of the industry by providing them with information regarding nutritional and management strategies that improve profitability. Waggoner also intends to continue pursuing his research interests regarding the influence of nutrition and management practices on cattle health and performance.

Conference Topics
  • Feedstuff Nutrient Analysis and Sampling Procedures
    • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m.
  • Chemical Methods of Enhancing Low Quality Forages
    • Tuesday - 9:00 a.m.

coetzee

Dr. Hans Coetzee

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department Head, Professor and Interim Director of Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State and Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine

BVSc 1996, University of Pretoria 
PhD 2005, Iowa State University

Dr. Hans Coetzee is a Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at Kansas State University. He was awarded his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1996. After graduation he worked for 4 years in mixed animal practice in Northern Ireland, followed by 2 years in pharmaceutical research and development at Norbrook Laboratories Ltd. He earned a Specialist Certificate in Cattle Health and Production from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (London) in 2000 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Microbiology from Iowa State University in 2005. He holds dual board certification in the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and American College of Animal Welfare and is a European Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. His professional interests include the development of pain assessment techniques and practical analgesic drug regimens for use in food animals. He has published 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has received more $10 million in research funding. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and his twin daughters.

Conference Topic
  • Anaplasmosis
    • Tuesday - 10:30 a.m.

 lubbers

Dr. Brian Lubbers

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor
Director, Microbiology Laboratory

DVM (2002), Kansas State University
PhD (2009), Kansas State University
Diplomate ACVCP (2011)

Service

My primary responsibility, as director of the microbiology laboratory, is to oversee the day-to-day case management of bacterial and fungal diagnostic specimens.  The Microbiology Laboratory receives specimens from practitioners throughout the Midwest and the Veterinary Health Center for pathogen identification and susceptibility testing.  My primary service interest is in the interpretation of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Research

I participate in primarily collaborative research projects with investigators within the College of Veterinary Medicine and animal health industries. My research interests are in the therapy of bacterial infections in food animals and antimicrobial resistance development.

Conference Topic
  • When Antibiotics "Fail"
    • Tuesday - 11:30 a.m.
 

 

Equine Speaker

  

adair

Dr. Steve Adair

Steve Adair, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Adair holds a BS in Microbiology (Auburn University, a MS in Veterinary Microbiology (Auburn University), and a DVM (Auburn University). Dr. Adair is Board Certified as a specialist by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is Certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in Animal Chiropractic’s and is a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner. His special interests are equine rehabilitation, lameness, and regenerative medicine. His clinical focus areas include equine lameness, rehabilitation, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Adair’s teaching interest include equine musculoskeletal diseases and rehabilitation. Dr. Adair provides CE seminars internationally on equine rehabilitation lameness and regenerative medicine.

Education
  • 1986 - 1989
    Large Animal Surgical Residency
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1984
    DVM Auburn University
    College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1980
    Master of Science Veterinary Microbiology
    Auburn University
    College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1978
    Bachelor of Science Microbiology
    Auburn University

Board Certification

  • Diplomate – American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS) - 1993
University Appointments
  • 1997 - Current --Associate Professor of Surgery
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Large Animal
    Clinical Sciences, Knoxville, TN.
  • 1991 - 1997 -- Assistant Professor of Surgery
    University of Tennessee,
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Large Animal
    Clinical Sciences, Knoxville, TN.
  • 1989 - 1991 -- Assistant Professor
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Rural Practice
    Knoxville, TN.
Practice Experience
  • 1997 - Current -- Associate Professor
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • 1989 - 1997 -- Assistant Professor
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • 1986 - 1989 -- Large Animal Surgery Resident
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Rural Practice
  • 1984 - 1986
    Associate Veterinarian
    Monticello Large Animal Clinic
    Lake Charles La.
Conference Topics
  • Equine Rehabilitation Overview
    • Monday - 8:00 a.m.
  • Validity of Different Rehabilitation Modalities
    • Monday - 9:00 a.m.
  • Formulation of an Equine Rehabilitation Plan and Monitoring Progress
    • Monday - 10:30 a.m.
  • Equine Underwater Treadmill Therapy
    • Monday - 1:00 p.m.
  • Rehabilitation of Tendon and Ligament Injuries
    • Monday - 2:00 p.m.

santschi

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Professor
Equine Surgery

DVM, DACVS

Education and Professional Training

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Illinois, College of Agriculture
  • D.V.M.: University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Internship:  North Carolina State University
  • Residency:  Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL

Teaching

  • Equine Surgery (4th year)
  • Supplemental Equine Studies (4th year)
  • Clinical Skills (3rd year)
  • Junior Surgery II (3rd year)
  • Equine Lameness Elective

Research

  • Investigating the biochemical causes of, and treatments for, subchondral bone lucencies
  • Investigating the prevalence and causes of stifle osteochondrosis

Clinical

  • Dr. Santschi’s primary interest is in orthopedic diseases of juvenile horses. This includes disorders such as osteochondrosis and subchondral bone cysts, septic arthritis, and angular and flexural limb deformities.   
  • Other areas of interest include performance horse injury and fracture repair.   
Conference Topic
  • Recent Advances in Equine Practice
    • Monday - 3:30 p.m.
Delph

Dr. Katie Delph

Kansas State University 
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor, Equine Internal Medicine

DVM, MS, ACVIM

Professional Training

  • Bachelor of Science: Purdue University
  • DVM:  Purdue University
  • Internship: University of Missouri
  • Residency: Kansas State University
  • MS: Kansas State University

Teaching

  • Equine Medicine and Field Service (4th year)
  • Supplemental Equine Studies

Clinical

Dr. Delph’s primary interests include equine neonatology, immunology, and infectious diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurologic systems.

Conference Topic
  • Strangles: Handling an Outbreak
    • Monday - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Practice Management Speakers

  

garrison

Dr. Ingrid Garrison

Dr. Garrison has been the State Public Health Veterinarian for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment since 2008. She developed a lifelong passion for One Health at an early age through 4-H. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1999 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from Kansas State University. She witnessed the impact that rabies has on human and animal health during a summer spent in South India between her 2nd and 3rd year of veterinary school.

After graduation, she practiced small animal medicine in southwest Missouri before moving to Ames, Iowa to work for the Center of Food Security and Public Health. She obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa in 2005 and became board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2007. She completed a two-year fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), known as the ‘Disease Detectives’ in 2008. She honed her skills as an epidemiologist through a variety of outbreak investigations and data analysis including a review of rabies vaccination status among dogs imported through O’Hare International Airport. 

Dr. Garrison had the opportunity to practice public health around the world and developed a passion for occupational health through her time as a Public Health Officer in the U.S. Air Force. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in September of 2017. She had more than 23 years of service with the Kansas Air National Guard, 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field in Topeka, Kansas. 

Conference Topic
  • Rabies Prophylaxis: Protecting the Practitioner, Practice and Public Health
    • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m.

 

drake

Dr. Adryanna Siqueira Drake

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor
Counselor 
Education and Professional Training
  • BS: Psychology, Universidade Catolica de Goias, Brazil
  • MA: Sociology, Kansas State University
  • MS: Family Studies and Human Services (specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy), Kansas State University
  • PhD: Family Studies and Human Services (sp. Marriage and Family Therapy) Kansas State University
Teaching
  • CS742 Clinical Skills: Communication
  • CS753 Authentic video interactions (Small Animal Community Practice)
  • CS750 Career Risk Awareness (Equine)
  • CS753 Communication rounds (Small Animal Community Practice)
  • CS738 Grief and loss rounds (Oncology).
Research
  • Veterinary medical student well-being
  • Interventions to improve veterinary medical student well-being
  • Effectiveness of communication skills training 
Clinical

Dr. Drake is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, and provides mental health services to individuals and couples. Her clinical services are limited to veterinary medical students, faculty and staff within the KSU CVM community, and clients of the VHC who experience distress related to companion animal loss.

 Winkley

Emma Winkley

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2020 DVM Student
Master of Public Health
Conference Topic
  • Improving Accessibility for Clients with Disabilities within Kansas Veterinary Hospitals
    • Tuesday - 10:30 a.m.

whitehair

Dr. Michael Whitehair

Dr. Michael Whitehair, Abilene, Kansas, is a retired large animal veterinary practitioner and retired partner at Abilene Animal Hospital PA. His clinical interests include beef, feedlot and equine medicine. He has been a partner at Abilene Animal Hospital since 1975. Prior to that he practiced at Miami County Veterinary Clinic in Paola, Kansas.

Dr. Whitehair is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves as the chair of its board of directors. He also is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners and Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Dr. Whitehair also served as president of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association in 1993 and earned its Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Dr. Whitehair is a former board member for the K-State Alumni Association and the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Association. Additionally, he has assisted the College of Veterinary Medicine in multiple dean searches.

He and his wife, Catherine, have two adult children: Martha and Rebecca. 

Dr. Whitehair earned two degrees from K-State, a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine in 1972 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1974.

Conference Topic
  • How Do We Define Success in a Community Veterinary Practice
    • Tuesday - 11:30 a.m.