Conference Activities

Veterinary Medical Alumni Association Alumni Reunions
Saturday and Sunday

Five-year class reunions will be in Manhattan the weekend of May 31 – June 2, 2013. This is an opportunity to reminisce with classmates about the past and get updates on the present. The majority of five-year reunions will be on Saturday, June 1. Reunions scheduled are the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008. We hope you and your family plan to return to your alma mater and attend your reunion.

College and campus tours during the reunion are scheduled on Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Those interested will meet in the Trotter Hall dean's lobby at time.

There will be an additional hour at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. for Dr. Ralph Richardson, dean, to give a master plan presentation for K-State 2025. It was well received last year and we would like to offer the opportunity for returning alumni this year.

For more information about alumni reunions and activities, contact Cheri Ubel at 785-532-4043 or

Heritage Evening Reception, Dinner and VMAA Alumni Awards
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. - K-State Alumni Center

The K-State Veterinary Medical Alumni Association extends an invitation to the annual Heritage Evening Reception, Dinner and VMAA Alumni Awards night. Join us as we celebrate the veterinary profession and honor three individuals for their contributions to veterinary medicine.  The event will be Sunday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center. The evening will include a social hour and dinner. Tickets are available for $25 per person.

2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award – Dr. Ronald J. Marler, DVM 1973
2013 E.R. Frank Award – Dr. Polly R. Schoning, DVM 1964
2013 Outstanding Young Alumnus – Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer, DVM 2003

Annual Conference Silent Auction
Monday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Annual Conference Silent Auction will be a highlight of the conference activities. Proceeds will go into a fund honoring the memory of Chris Gruber.  Donors include trade show exhibitors, allied industry partners and individuals. For your bidding pleasure, we are sure to have several popular items. You’ll want to actively engage in the bidding process and secure that special item. Bidding will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Remember, it’s all for a good cause – Veterinary Medicine!

Vaccination and Wellness Clinic
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Rabies and tetanus vaccines will be available for those desiring vaccination. A nurse from the Kansas State University Lafene Health Center will be available to administer rabies, tetanus and adult tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) vaccines.

For more information, contact Dr. Jody Johnson, 785-482-3362 or 785-466-1861 (cell),

Scholarship Golf Tournament
Monday, 8:30 a.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends for the 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. The four-person, scramble-style tournament will be held Monday, June 3, 2013, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.. The tournament will be at the legendary Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan.

For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Events, 785-532-4528 or You can also find us on the web at:

KVMA Trade Show
Monday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, Tuesday, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thank you to our vendors for their continued support of the veterinary profession and educational events. We encourage you to visit each vendor at this year’s conference. In the Trade Show, you’ll find the latest in equipment, products and services designed to benefit your practice and the clients you serve.