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2017 CVHS Fall Conference


Melanie Boileau, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr Melanie Boileau was born and raised on a dairy farm in Quebec, Canada. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Montreal University Veterinary College in 2000 and completed her internship in Bovine Medicine & Surgery in 2001 at the same institution. She completed her residency program in Food Animal Medicine and a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree at Oklahoma State University in 2004. She practiced veterinary medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Practices Department of Kansas State University in 2004-2005. Dr Boileau is currently Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
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Gregory Campbell, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Dr. Campbell was graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Prior to that he was a medical technologist and completed an MS in Pathology at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed an Anatomic Pathology Residency at University of Florida and PhD in Veterinary Pathology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Board certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology was completed in 1992. He is now Technical Services Veterinarian for Merial, Inc, serving Oklahoma, southern Missouri and north Texas.

He spent the first 10 years of his career as a pathologist at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a four year stint as an industry pathologist. He returned to Oklahoma State University as Chief Pathologist at Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, serving CVHS until 2013. He is currently Field Veterinary Services Manager for Merial, Inc., serving Oklahoma, Kansas and portions of Missouri and north Texas as resource on parasiticides, vaccines and pharmaceuticals for practicing veterinarians and territory managers.
Kimberly Carter, DVM
Kimberly Carter, DVM is a Clinical Associate Professor in Shelter Medicine and Junior Surgery. She received her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1989 and Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida in 2013. Dr. Carter worked for many years as the shelter veterinarian for the City of Oklahoma City before coming to OSU in 2010. Dr. Carter’s interests include pediatric spay/ neuter, and she serves on the board of Operation Catnip Stillwater. She also fosters kittens for Stillwater Animal Welfare as well as Stillwater Humane Society.
Danielle Dugat, DVM, DACVS
Originally from Southern California, Dr. Danielle Dugat received her DVM degree from OSU in 2007. She remained at the university, completing her Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship in 2008 and her Small Animal Surgery Residency in 2011. Dr. Dugat also received her Master of Science in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences in 2011. Dr. Dugat joined our faculty in 2011 and is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery. Dr Dugat became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013.
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Bob Gentry, DVM

Dr. Bob Gentry earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 1981. In 1996 he obtained a Certificate in Beef Cattle Production from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Gentry spent 31 years in mixed-animal practice, predominantly working with beef cattle. He worked one year as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska lecturing on Beef Cattle Production medicine, prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim in 2012. Dr. Gentry joined Multimin in 2014. His professional areas of interest are beef cattle production, nutrition and reproduction.

John Gilliam, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP
Dr. John Gilliam is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Food Animal Production Medicine and Field Services at Oklahoma State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Originally from Macomb, OK, he completed his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2001. He practiced in a mixed animal practice in Dalhart, TX for two years before returning to Oklahoma State University in 2003 to pursue a residency in Food Animal Internal Medicine. He completed an MS in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences and became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners-Food Animal in 2006. Gilliam served as a lecturer in Food Animal Medicine from 2006-2009 and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2008. He became a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2009. Gilliam's primary professional interests include beef cattle production medicine, internal medicine and bovine theriogenology. His primary research interests include welfare of production livestock and humane euthanasia.
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Marjorie Gross, DVM, MS, DACVAA
Dr. Meg Gross received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1985. She completed an Anesthesia Internship at OSU in 1986, and a Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois in 1989. Dr. Gross is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, and was on faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia for 17 years. She has now been the Head of Anesthesia Services at the OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital since 2006. In her spare time she enjoys reading, needlework, home remodeling, and spending time with her dog and cat children.
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Andrew Hanzlicek, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Andrew Hanzlicek grew up in a rural, Midwest, farming community - Caldwell, KS. He received his Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, Master of Biomedical Sciences, and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. After veterinary school, Dr. Hanzlicek completed a small animal surgery and medicine internship at Texas A&M University followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine at Kansas State University. Dr. Hanzlicek became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in August of 2010.

Dr. Hanzlicek is currently an Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University and holds the Kirkpatrick Chair in Small Animal Medicine. His current areas of research include investigating small animal kidney, urinary, infectious, and hematologic diseases.
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Wendy Hauser, DVM
Wendy Hauser, DVM, established Peak Veterinary Consulting in January 2015 after working as an industry Technical Services Veterinarian. With a DVM from OK State in 1988, she has practiced for 30 years as an associate, owner and relief veterinarian. She is highly engaged in AAHA leadership having served as a member of the Board of Directors, as the Board Vice-President and currently serves as the AAHA Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. The co-author of “The Veterinarian’s Guide to Healthy Pet Plans”, her most recent career move is as AVP, Veterinary Relations, Hartville Pet Insurance Group.
Kristin Holm, DVM, DACVD
My interest in veterinary medicine first began at the age of 13, after reading all of James Herriot's books about his adventures as an English Countryside veterinarian. In 1995, I graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine and started a two-year position in general practice in the Chicago suburbs. I quickly developed a passion for dermatology, as nearly one-third of all my patients presented with some form of skin disease. In 1999, I successfully passed my veterinary dermatology board exam after completing a residency at the University of Pennsylvania. My career in specialty dermatology practice began in the Chicago suburbs with Veterinary Centers of America (VCA). In 2005, a job transfer and expanding family brought my family back to Iowa, where I began a part-time position in the Dermatology Department at my alma mater, Iowa State. Eventaully, I moved into private practice in Des Moines. Veterinary Dermatology Consultation Services, Inc. was born in April 2010. I now consult with two specialty practices in Des Moines, and my patient load continues to steadily grow. In addition to clinical practice, I have been a dermatology consultant for Veterinary Information Network (VIN), a community of nearly 40,000 veterinarians worldwide. In 2011, I co-founded a company called Healthy Goo, which manufactures dietary supplements for dogs using cutting-edge natural ingredients. Volunteer work is an important part of my life, so I have served on the Examination Committee and currently serve on the Referral Relations Committee for the American College of Veterinary Dermatology . I also volunteer when possible at my children's school.
Laura Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, FACP
A native of California, Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. degree in nursing from UCLA, an M.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University. Before joining the Princeton University staff, she was managing physician for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, a medical officer for the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Maryland, an attending physician/educator at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland and a staff physician at Gouverneur Hospital in New York, New York. Dr. Kahn is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is a recipient of the New Jersey Chapter’s Laureate Award.

From 2003 to 2009, she organized the Carnegie Corporation sponsored biodefense seminar series at Princeton University. She co-taught a graduate course on “Prevention against Weapons of Mass Destruction” at Princeton in 2003 and 2004. In September 2005, she organized a conference at Princeton University on zoonotic diseases and the need to integrate human and animal public health infrastructure to enable effective responses to bioterrorism and pandemics. She was co-director and lecturer for the course, “Zoonoses: An Emerging Public Health Issue”, for graduate and medical students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City during the spring of 2006.

She is the author of the book, “Who’s in Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises.”
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Kip Lemke, DVM, MSc, DACVAA
Dr. Lemke received his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 1983. After several years in mixed practice in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, he returned to the University of Illinois and completed a residency and graduate degree in anesthesiology. Dr. Lemke became a Diplomate of the ACVAA in 1995, and he taught anesthesiology and pain management at the Atlantic Veterinary College on the east coast of Canada for more than 20 years. During that time he developed innovative undergraduate teaching programs in small and large animal anesthesiology, as well as the first residency and graduate teaching program in anesthesiology at the College. Dr. Lemke is an award-winning teacher. He received the Pfizer Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher award in 2000, and the Pfizer Grant for Innovation in Teaching Methodology in 2010. He was also Chief of the Anesthesiology Service at the Atlantic Veterinary College for more than 10 years. Dr. Lemke was a member of the Board of Scientific Reviewers for the American Journal of Veterinary Research from 2002-2005, and he is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Over the last few years, Dr. Lemke has been teaching clinical anesthesiology at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland in Australia. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lemke is a regular speaker at national and international meetings, and he has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on anesthesiology and pain management. When Dr. Lemke is not working, he enjoys flyfishing, snow skiing, and surfing.
Susan Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM-Parasit
Dr. Susan Little is Regents Professor and the Krull-Ewing endowed chair in veterinary parasitology at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. Her research program focuses on zoonotic parasites and tick-borne diseases. She also serves as co-Director of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Parasitology) and past-president of both the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

Dr. Little has authored more than 100 publications on veterinary and human parasites, with an emphasis on zoonotic parasites and tick-borne disease agents. Her laboratory has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and the veterinary health industry. She is also an outstanding teacher who has been recognized for parasitology teaching excellence at the class, College, University, and national level. Dr. Little has twice been awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award from the national Student American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Shane Lyon, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Shane Lyon, an Oklahoma native, graduated from Oklahoma State University with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He then completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida followed by a three year residency in small animal internal medicine at Kansas State University.
Dr. Lyon has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2009. Dr. Lyon is currently an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include kidney, bladder, and gastrointestinal diseases.
Jim Meinkoth, DVM, PhD, DACVP
DVM: Oklahoma State University 1985,MS: Oklahoma State University 1988,PhD: Washington State University 1993

Diagnostic Cytolopathology,Veterinary Clinical Pathology,Hemoparasites of dogs and cats
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Laura Nafe, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Laura Nafe obtained her DVM from the University of Missouri in 2009. She then went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University before completing a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Her clinical and research interests include respiratory disease and immune-mediated disease.
Amanda Plunkett, DVM
Amanda Plunkett, DVM, is an equine surgery resident. Originally from Vacaville, California, she earned her DVM degree from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests focus on orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, lameness, sports and regenerative medicine, wound management and critical care pertaining to colic. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her nieces, trail running, hiking with her dog, Yogi, riding western performance horses and cooking.
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David Russell, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD
A native Tulsan, Dr. Russell graduated from Metro Christian Academy and earned a degree in biology from the University of Kansas (1991). In 1997, he earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University.

After being in general practice at the Small Animal Clinic of Tulsa for several years, he completed a rigorous dental residency and credentialing process and passed the examination to become a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.

Founder of the Veterinary Dental Center of Tulsa, Dr. Russell provides advanced dental care for pets. He offers a clinical referral and consultation service to veterinary colleagues requiring assistance with dental and oral surgical cases.

Dr. Russell is also an adjunct instructor at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital where he teaches veterinary dentistry to fourth year students.
Emily Sharpe, DVM
Emily Sharpe received her DVM from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in 2013. She completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center, followed by a three year residency in ophthalmology, also at Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center. She is excited to return to Oklahoma State University as an assistant professor of ophthalmology.
Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVIM (LA), DACVPM

Dr. Taylor has been married to his wife, Wendy, for 18 years, and they have three children, Alex, Beth, and Adam. He and his family have a small cow-calf operation outside of Morrison, OK. His research focus is on bovine respiratory disease- predisposing factors, as well as the molecular epidemiology of pathogens.

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Lex Thompson, DVM
  • Newport Labs Technical Services (Ruminant Business Unit) June 2014 to present
  • Private practice 34 years (mixed animal) mostly cow/calf and stocker/feeder
  • Certified animal acupuncturist
  • DVM degree Texas A&M 1978
  • BS Biomedical Science degree Texas A&M 1977
  • Member AVMA, AABP, AVC
Megan Williams, DVM, DACVS-LA
Dr. Williams grew up in Kansas City and received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Kansas State University. After veterinary school she completed an equine internship at Ocala Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida, and then went on to a large animal surgical residency at Michigan State University. After completing her residency, Dr. Williams worked as an associate veterinarian and surgeon at Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, a private practice in Saginaw, Michigan, for three years before coming to work in the Equine Surgery department at Oklahoma State University.