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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 now for the next lecture!

Feb. 7: Should I Become a Veterinarian or a Veterinary Technician? What are the Responsibilities of Each on the Veterinary Team? | Dr. Callie Rost

Feb. 21: Bugs and Guts: The Role of the Microbiome in Health and Disease | Dr. Megan Niederwerder

March 7: Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Is Your Dog Just Being Bad, or Could it be Something Else? | Dr. Susan Nelson

March 21: Pacemakers in Veterinary Medicine: Takes a Lickin' but Keeps on Tickin'! | Dr. Justin Thomason

April 11: Fleas and Ticks | Dr. Michael Dryden

April 25: Body Condition, Weight and its Impact on Disease in Dogs and Cats | Dr. Neala Boyer

Archive of Previous Series

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

2017 Series

Cool and Exciting Experiences in Zoological and Wildlife Medicine
Dr. James Carpenter

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

Veterinary Surgery
Dr. Kara Berke

Equine Case Studies
Dr. Beth Davis

Small (Pet) Animal Medicine
Dr. Neala Boyer

Food Producing Animal Case Studies
Dr. Manuel Chamorro


2016 Series

A Day in the Life of a Surgeon

April Haynes, D.V.M.

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


2014-2015 Series

Experiences During the First Year of Veterinary College
Judy Klimek, D.V.M.

Veterinary Dentistry
Marjory Artzer, D.V.M.

International Trade and Veterinary Public Health
Justin Kastner, Ph.D.

Veterinary Oncology (Cancer)
Mary Lynn Higginbotham, D.V.M.

Equine Case Presentation
Elizabeth Davis, D.V.M.

West Nile Virus in Horses
Bonnie Rush, D.V.M.

The Iditarod
Vern Otte, D.V.M.

Bio-containment/Laboratory Animal Medicine
Sally Olson, D.V.M.

First Aid for Pets
Susan Nelson, D.V.M.

Roaming in the Rumen
Matt Meisner, D.V.M.

Feeding Your Pet
Ellen Lowery, D.V.M.

Getting Admitted to Veterinary College
Ronnie Elmore, D.V.M.

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)