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. Companies and universities in our 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 lecture series.

Feb. 4, 2015:     The Iditarod
                       Vern Otte, DVM  
                       State Line Animal Hospital
                       Leawood, KS

Feb. 18, 2015:  Bio-containment/Laboratory Animal Medicine
                       Sally Olson, DVM
                       Assistant Director and Clinical Veterinarian
                       Comparative Medicine Group
                       Kansas State University  

March 4, 2015:  First Aid for Pets
                       Susan Nelson, DVM
                       Clinical Associate Professor
                       Pet Health Center
                       Kansas State University

April 1, 2015:   Roaming in the Rumen
                       Matt Meisner, DVM, MS, DACVIM(LAIM)
                       Clinical Associate Professor and Head-Ag Practices
                       Veterinary Health Center
                       Kansas State University

April 15, 2015:  Feeding Your Pet 
                       Ellen Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA
                       Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
                       Topeka, KS

April 29, 2015:  Getting Admitted to Veterinary College
                       Ronnie Elmore, DVM
                       Associate Dean and Professor
                       College of Veterinary Medicine

Fall 2014 Series

Sept. 17: Experiences During the First Year of Veterinary College
              Dr. Judy Klimek

Oct. 1:    Veterinary Dentistry
              Dr. Marjory Artzer

Oct. 15:  International Trade and Veterinary Public Health
              Dr. Justin Kastner

Oct. 29:  Veterinary Oncology (Cancer)
              Dr. Mary Lynn Higginbotham

Nov. 12:  Equine Case Presentation
              Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Dec. 3:    West Nile Virus in Horses
              Dr. Bonnie Rush

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.