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Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine

In the animal health and nutrition industry, the Greater Kansas City area is the national leader. The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, which stretches from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, accounts for one-third of the nation's $19 billion global animal health market. Companies and universities in this area lead the nation in animal health and nutrition research, innovation, business functions and production.

Training the future workforce for this industry begins with our students. While the Vet Med Series is geared to high school students, parents, teachers and the general public are encouraged to attend. K-State College of Veterinary Medicine faculty will be available the day of each lecture to meet with interested students and families.  

Current Series

Register today for the next lecture!

Sept. 6: Cool and Exciting Experiences in Zoological and Wildlife Medicine |
Dr. James Carpenter

Sept. 20: Common Internal and External Parasites in Cats and Dogs That Just Might Gross You Out | Dr. Susan Nelson

Oct. 4: Veterinary Surgery | Dr. Kara Berke

Oct. 25: Equine Case Studies | Dr. Beth Davis

Nov. 8: Small (Pet) Animal Medicine | Dr. Neala Boyer

Nov. 29: Food Producing Animal Case Studies | Dr. Manuel Chamorro

Archive of Previous Series

See the 2016 series inaugural lecture, "A Day in the Life of a Surgeon."

Being Admitted to a Veterinary College
Ronnie Elmore, DVM, MS, DACT
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Admissions, and Diversity

Shelter Medicine
Brad Crauer, DVM
Assistant Professor, Shelter Medicine

Parasite Control
Susan Nelson, DVM
Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine

Professional Opportunities for Equine Veterinarians
Beth Davis, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
Interim Department Head and Professor, Equine Internal Medicine

One World, One Medicine, One Health
Paige Adams, DVM, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, K-State Olathe

Community Practice
Neala Boyer, DVM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences

A Day in the Life of a Surgeon
April Haynes, DVM, DACVS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Soft Tissue Surgery

Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery
Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA
Director of Veterinary Services and Outreach, Oxbow Animal Health

Veterinary Pathology 
Kelli Almes, DVM
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

First Aid for Pets
Susan Nelson, DVM
Clinical Associate Professor, Pet Health Center

Critical Care for Calves
Matt Miesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Associate Professor and Section Head, Agricultural Practices

Cancer Treatment for Our Pets
Raelene Wouda, BVS (Hons), DACVIM (Oncology), MANZCVS (SAIM)
Assistant Professor, Oncology

Licensed for Curiosity - How I Became an Investigative Veterinary Pathologist
Sally Davis, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Experimental Pathology


See the 2015 lecture series archive» 

Time and Location

All lecture series are from
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.

Behind the Scenes

Learn about the series and K-State Olathe from a KMBZ Power Lunch radio show interview. Listen now. 
(8 minutes, 44 seconds in length)