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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)
                  Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences, Oncology

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

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

                  Sally Davis, DVM, PhD
                  Assistant Professor of Experimental Pathology, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology

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

Previous Semester Series: Topics
Watch the videos here!

The Iditarod | Dr. Vern Otte

Bio-containment/Laboratory Animal Medicine | Dr. Sally Olson

First Aid for Pets | Dr. Susan Nelson

Roaming in the Rumen | Dr. Matt Meisner

Feeding Your Pet | Dr. Ellen Lowery

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.