Ellen Lowery

Professor of Practice in Animal Health

Ellen Lowery, Ph.D., is a professor of practice in animal health at Kansas State University's Olathe campus.

Contact Info

913-307-7342
elowery@k-state.edu

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Ellen Lowery, D.V.M., Ph.D., MBA, is a professor of practice in animal health at Kansas State University's Olathe campus. Her role is divided by teaching and administrative responsibilities.

As an instructor, Lowery teaches several graduate-level classes in the veterinary biomedical science program. She also helps design new academic courses tailored to Greater Kansas City's growing animal health industry and support the region's workforce needs.

In addition to working with graduate students, Lowery provides support for industry-focused special courses, workshops and professional development programs on animal health. These courses and programs are offered to working professionals at animal health companies as a means of elevating workforce development.

Lowery also helps recruit students to the veterinary biomedical science program at K-State Olathe and serves as major professor to graduate students and as a committee member on graduate student supervisory committees.

She joined K-State Olathe in January 2018.

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Degree Program Affiliation

M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Education

• MBA, leadership/marketing, University of Kansas
• Ph.D., comparative pathology, Kansas State University
• D.V.M., veterinary medicine, Kansas State University
• B.S., animal sciences, Kansas State University

Industry Experience

Lowery has more than 20 years of industry experience.

Before joining K-State Olathe, she was director of the U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs department at Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. There, she led the development and execution of programs to support and strengthen Hill's engagement with the profession.

She joined Hill's in 1994 as a research scientist, where she led a companion animal oral care research program with teams at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Kansas Animal Care Unit and Hill's Pet Nutrition Center.

She progressed through several roles in the commercial organization, including technical and marketing communications manager; veterinary consultation services manager; senior manager in veterinary customer development; and associate director U.S. professional and veterinary affairs.

An advocate for personal leadership and professional development, Lowery was a member of the Hill's Veterinary Leadership Task Force, co-led the establishment of the Hill's Women Empowered Network and served as a facilitator for the Fundamentals of Colgate Leadership Course.

Areas of Interest

Companion animal nutrition, companion animal oral pathology, veterinary medicine, professional development, business leadership

Lab and Affiliations

American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV)

PRIDE Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (FVD)

Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC)

Women Unlimited

Women in Leadership and Management in Animal Health (WILMAH)

American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN)

Students

Major Professor

Corey Schneider

Committee Member

Sila Samo

Stacey Zook

Kate Sanders

Abigail Lane

Nicole Loerger

Teaching Schedule

AAI895 - Scientific Writing and Publishing (Spring)

DMP870 - Pathobiology Seminar (Summer)

DMP895 - Professional Ethics for STEM Practitioners (Fall)

DMP710 - Introduction to One Health (Fall)

Publications/Scholarly Work

Burns KM, Lowery EI. Preventing Periodontal Disease through Homecare. The NAVTA Journal. December/January 2016. Pp. 40-47.

Burns KM, Lowery EI. DiSC-overing the Key to Highly Effective Teams. Exceptional Veterinary Team 2012; May/June 22-25.

Logan EI, Wiggs RB, Scherl D, Cleland P. Periodontal Disease. In: Hand MS, Novotny B, eds. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th ed. Topeka, KS: Mark Morris Institute, 2010.

Logan EI. Dental Diseases. In: Morgan RV, ed. Handbook of Small Animal Practice, 5th ed. St Louis, MO: Saunders, 2008.

Logan EI. Dietary Influences on Periodontal Health in Dogs and Cats. Vet Clin Small Anim 2006;36:1385-1401.

Roudebush P, Logan EI, Hale FA. Evidence-based Veterinary Dentistry: A Systematic Review of homecare for Prevention of Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats. J. Vet. Dent 2005; 22(1)6-15.

Logan EI, Allen TA, Debraekeleer J. Nutritional Support of the Dental Patient: an Overview. Proceedings European Symposium on Oral Care, Amsterdam. March 2003.

Theyse LFH, Logan EI, Picavet P. Partial Extraction in Cats with Gingivitis-Stomatitis-Pharyngitis-Complex. Beneficial Effects of a Recovery Food. Proceedings European Symposium on Oral Care, Amsterdam. March 2003.

Theyse LFH, Vrieling HE, Dijkshoorn NA, Logan EI. A Comparative Study of Four Dental Home Care Regimens in Client Owned Cats. Proceedings 16th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Savannah, GA October 2002.

Logan EI, Berg ML, Coffman L, Hefferren JJ. Evaluation of Tooth Surface Debris in Non-Sedated Dogs. Proceedings 16th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Savannah, GA October 2002.

Berg, ML, Coffman L, Hefferren JJ, Logan EI. Plaque grading methods and the effects upon study conclusions. Proceedings 16th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Savannah, GA October 2002.

Coffman L, Berg, ML, Hefferren JJ, Logan EI. Can the number of teeth graded change the study conclusions. Proceedings 16th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Savannah, GA October 2002.

Logan EI, Finney O, Hefferren JJ. The Effects of Dietary Cleansing on Plaque Accumulation and Gingival Health in Dogs. J. Vet. Dent 19(1); 15-18, 2002.

Logan EI. Veterinary Symposium: Trooth or Consequences: Maintaining Oral Health between Professional Visits. Proceedings American Animal Hospital Association Boston, MA 2002.

Logan EI, Proctor V, Berg M, et al. Dietary Effect on Tooth Surface Debris and Gingival Health in Cats, Proceedings 15th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, San Antonio, TX October 2001.

Logan EI. The Complete Dental Prophylaxis. Proceedings 15th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, San Antonio, TX October 2001.

Logan EI, L. Coffman, M.L. Berg, N. Li, J. Bresnahan and J. J. Hefferren. Effect of Diet upon Feline Gingivitis and Accumulations of Plaque, Stain and Calculus. J. Dental Research 2001; 80(73):303 (abs).

Logan EI. Pathophysiology and Clinical Presentation of Periodontal Disease. Proceedings 14th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Albuquerque, NM, September 2000.

Logan EI. Scientific Basis for Prevention. Preventive Dentistry Series. Proceedings 14th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Albuquerque, NM, September 2000.

Logan EI. Nutritional Management of Oral Disease. Proceedings World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Amsterdam, April 2000.

Logan EI, Berg M, Coffman L, et al. Demonstration Project: Second Person Brushing Using Canine and Feline Models. J. Dental Research 2000; 79(2257):426 (abs).

Logan EI. Dietary Control of Feline Gingivitis: Results of a Six Month Study. Proceedings 13th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum. Baltimore, MD. October, 1999.

Logan EI, Wiggs RB, Zetner K, Hefferren JJ. Dental Disease. In: Hand MS, Thatcher CD, Remillard RL, Roudebush P, eds. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th ed. Topeka, KS: Mark Morris Institute, 1999.

Logan, E.I., Boyce, E.N., Taylor, G., et al. A Model for Measuring Gingivitis in the Dog. J. Dental Research 1998;77(1415):282 (abs).

Smith, M., Forman, T., Grant, J., Finney, O., Logan, E.I., Hayward, L., Hefferren, J.J. Role of Fibers and Texture in Oral Cleansing. J. Dental Research 1998; 77(1420):283 (abs).

Lund E.M., Bohacek L.K., Dahlke J.L., King V.L., Kramek, B.A., Logan, E.I. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions in Cats. JAVMA 1998; 212(3):382-395.

Simone, A.J., Logan, E.I., Livgren, R., Suelzer, M. Oral Malodor in Beagle: Association with Indicators of Periodontal Disease. Journal of Clinical Dentistry 1997; 8(6):163-168.

Logan, E.I. Feline Dentistry. Proceedings 11th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum. Denver, CO. November 1997.

Logan, E.I. The Effect of Two Dietary Regimens on the Oral Health of a Captive Coyote Population. Proceedings 11th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum. Denver, CO. November 1997.

Logan, E.I., Boyce, E.N., Berg, M., Coffman, L. Hefferren, J. Effects of Dietary Form on Plaque and Calculus Accumulation and Gingival Health in Cats: Methodology and Results. Proceedings 5th World Veterinary Dental Congress. Birmingham, England. April, 1997.

Logan, E.I. Oral Disease in the Domestic Cat. Proceedings American Veterinary Dental Society. San Diego, CA. March, 1997.

Logan, E.I., M.L. Berg, M. Nojabaii, O.J. Finney, J.J. Hefferren. Clinical and Photographic Grading of Dental Plaque and Calculus. J. Dental Research 1997; 76(1269):172 (abs).

Logan, E.I., O.J. Finney, M.L. Berg, J.J. Hefferren. Dietary Effects on Existing Plaque, Calculus and Gingivitis in Beagles. J. Dental Research 1997; 76(1270):172 (abs).

Logan, E.I., M.L. Berg, L. Coffman, G. Irvine, R. Livgren, J. Grant, S. Kruckenberg, J.J. Hefferren. Clinical Grading of Plaque, Stain and Calculus Accumulations Resulting from Dietary Regimens. J. Dental Research 1997; 76(1271):172 (abs).

Logan, E.I. Homecare Products: A Basic Guide to Effectiveness, Safety and Usage. Proceedings 10th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum November 1996.

Logan, E.I., O. Finney, S. R. Lowry, J.J. Hefferren. Dietary Cleansing in Dogs: The Effects of Kibble Size and Body Weight. Proceedings 10th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum November 1996.

Finney, O., E.I. Logan, A.J. Simone, et al. Effects of Diet on Existing Plaque, Calculus and Gingivitis in Dogs. Proceedings 10th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum November 1996.

Berg, M.L., E.I. Logan, M. Nojabaii, J.J. Hefferren. Clinical and Photographic Grading of Dental Plaque and Calculus. Proceedings 10th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum November 1996.

DeBowes, L.J., D. Mosier, E.I. Logan, et al. Association of Periodontal Disease and Histologic Lesions in Multiple Organs from 45 Dogs. J. Vet Dentistry (13)2:57-60.

Logan, E.I., D.J. Davenport, D.C. Richardson. Nutrition in Periodontal Disease. Proceedings 58th Annual Conference for Veterinarians June 1996.

Logan, E.I., O. Finney, G. Irvine, J.J.Hefferren. Dietary Control of Plaque and Gingivitis in the Dog. J. Dental Research 1996; 75(1380):190 (abs).

Logan, E.I. Oral Cleansing by Dietary Means: Results of Six-Month Studies. Proceedings Companion Animal Oral Health Conference p. 11-15. March 1996.

Logan, E.I. Oral Cleansing by Dietary Means: Feline methodology and Study Results. Proceedings Companion Animal Oral Health Conference p. 31-34. March 1996.

Jensen, L., E.I. Logan, O. Finney, et al. Reduction in Accumulation of Plaque, Stain, and Calculus in Dogs by Dietary Means. J. Vet Dentistry, (12)4:161-163, 1995.

Logan, E.I. Nutritional Influences on the Oral Cavity. Proceedings Fourth European Congress of Veterinary Dentistry. October 1995.

Logan, E.I., O. Finney, G. Irvine, J.J. Hefferren. Dietary Influences on Gingivitis in the Dog. Proceedings World Veterinary Dental Congress p. 101-102. October 1995.

Finney, O., E.I. Logan, D.C. Richardson, et al. The Influence of Diet on Supragingival Plaque and Calculus in Mongrel Dogs. Proceedings World Veterinary Dental Congress p. 105-107. October 1995.

Livgren, R., E.I. Logan, L.J. Jensen, et al. A Method for Assessment of Canine Oral Malodor. Proceedings World Veterinary Dental Congress p. 103-104. October 1995.

Boyce, E.N., E.I. Logan, C. Kirk, et al. Feline Dietary Study Methodology: Improved Methods for Evaluating Feline Dental Health. Proceedings World Veterinary Dental Congress p. 76-77. October 1995.

Boyce, E.N., R.J.W. Ching, E.I. Logan, et al. Occurrence of Gram-Negative Black-Pigmented Anaerobes in Subgingival Plaque during Development of Canine Periodontal Disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1995; 20(Suppl 2):S317-19.

Richardson, D.C., E.I. Logan. The Methodology of Evaluating a Dental Hygiene Product. Proceedings BVDS 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. April 1995.

Logan, E.I. Dietary Influences on Oral Health in the Dog. VrX® Dentistry Matters. Vol. 6. April 1995.

Logan, E.I., D. Maseman, G. Irvine, et al. Canine Gingivitis and Diet. J. Dental Research 74:79,544. 1995 (abs).

Simone, A., E. Logan, D. Richardson, et al. Dietary Control of Canine Plaque and Calculus. J. Dental Research 74:80,545. 1995 (abs).

Logan, E.I., D. Maseman, E. Boyce, et al. Oral Dietary Cleansing and Gingivitis. Proceedings 17th Annual AAAS Convention, p. 26. May 1994.

Logan, E.I. and E.N. Boyce. Oral Health Assessment in Dogs: Parameters and Methods. J. Vet Dentistry, (11)2: 58-63, 1994.

Boyce, E.N and E.I. Logan. Oral Health Assessment in Dogs: Study Design and Results. J. Vet Dentistry, (11)2: 64-71, 1994.

Boyce, E., E. Logan, J. Hunt, et al. Gram-negative Bacilli and Unusual Bacilli in Canine Subgingival Plaque. J. Dental Research, 73:345, 1950. 1994 (abs).

Boyce, E., R. Ching, J. Hunt, D. Maseman, C. Rochford, E. Logan and J. Hefferren. Replica-plating to Quantify Facultative Bacteria in Subgingival Microbial Isolates in Dogs. J. Dental Research, 73:345, 1946. 1994 (abs).

Gaeddert, K., E. Logan, C. Brown, et al. “Immune Reactivity to Subgingival Microbial Isolates in Dogs.” J. Dental Research, 73:430, 2628. 1994 (abs).

Logan, E.I., E. Boyce, D. Maseman, et al. Preventative Oral Hygiene, Plaque and Gingivitis in Dogs. J. Dental Research, 72:336, 1862. 1993 (abs).

Logan, E.I., E.N. Boyce and G. Taylor. Clinical Evaluation of Effects of 0.12% Chlorhexidine Digluconate on Canine Dental Plaque. Proc. American Veterinary Dental Society, March 1993, pp. 7-10.

Logan, E.I., E.N. Boyce and G. Taylor. Scoring Techniques for Assessment of Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats. Proc. 6th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, November 1992, pp. 49-53.

Lowery was a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and served as CE editor for the Journal of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Presentations

Lowery has given multiple presentations at international conferences.