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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, Kan., to Columbia, Mo., 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.  

The following dates have been scheduled for the fall 2015 lecture series. Register for the next lecture.

Sept. 9:     Fleas and Ticks
                 Michael Dryden, DVM, PhD
                 University Distinguished Professor, Veterinary Parasitology

Sept. 23:  Emerging Infectious Diseases - When Animal
                  and Human Worlds Collide

                 Paige Adams, DVM, PhD
                 Research Assistant Professor, Veterinary Medicine

Oct. 7:       Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
                  Mary Lynn Higginbotham, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Onco)
                  Assistant Professor, Oncology

Oct. 21:    Alcohol and the Brain
                  Meena Kumari, PhD, MPhil
                  Associate Professor

Nov. 4:       Licensed for Curiosity - How I Became an
                   Investigative Veterinary Pathologist

                  Sally Davis, DVM, PhD
                  Assistant Professor of Experimental Pathology 

Nov. 18:    Emergency Medicine for Horses
                  Bonnie Rush, DVM
                  Department Head and Professor, Equine Internal Medicine


Spring 2015 Series

Feb. 4:    The Iditarod
              Dr. Vern Otte

Feb. 18:  Bio-containment/Laboratory Animal Medicine
              Dr. Sally Olson

March 4: First Aid for Pets
              Dr. Susan Nelson

April 1:   Roaming in the Rumen
              Dr. Matt Meisner

April 15:  Feeding Your Pet
              Dr. Ellen Lowery

April 29:  Getting Admitted to Veterinary College
              Dr. Ronnie Elmore

Listen to more about the series and K-State Olathe from the KMBZ Power Lunch radio show (mp3).

All lecture series will be at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, in the Forum Hall from 3:30-4:30 p.m.