Office of Continuing Education and Events

College of
Veterinary Medicine
Trotter 2-A
Manhattan, KS 66506



Guest Speaker

Dr. Ahmed Tibary - Washington State University

KSU Speakers

Cameon Childers, DVM
Dr. Childers attended veterinary school at Kansas State University, graduating in 2009. After graduation he completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky 2009-2010. Dr. Childers is currently completing a combined residency between KSU and Rood and Riddle and will finish in July 2013

Brandon C Fraser, DVM
Dr. Fraser received his DVM from Colorado State University in 2009.  He completed an internship of Large Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Theriogenology at the University of Illinois in 2009 and then joined Kansas State University Agricultural Practices in 2010 as a Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident.

Gretchen Grissett , DVM
Dr. Grissett received her DVM from Mississippi State University in 2010.  She completed a internship at Mississippi State University before she became a resident in Agricultural Practices for Large Animal Internal Medicine at Kansas State University.

David Hodgson, DVM
Dr. Hodgson grew up in central Kansas on the family farm homesteaded by his Great Grandparents in 1871. He obtained his DVM degree from Kansas State University in 1968. After service with the military in Viet Nam and California he was in a mixed veterinary practice in Lyons, Kansas for 10 years. Following 2 years of teaching and training veterinary technicians at Colby Community College he returned to KSU to pursue graduate studies in physiology. An intense interest in anesthesia led to a Residency in Veterinary Anesthesia at the University of California Davis. Dr. Hodgson is a Diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists. He was a faculty member at Texas A&M University and Colorado State University prior to his return to Kansas State University in the Department of Clinical Sciences in 1989.

Dr. Hodgson has diverse clinical and research interests. He provides anesthetic care to a wide variety of animals including small animals, horses, food animals and various exotic and zoo animals. He teaches students on a daily basis in the Veterinary Health Center to help them develop their anesthetic skills.

Dr. Hodgson has become a recognized national expert in anesthesia equipment design, function and use. He research interests include cardiopulmonary effects of various anesthesia manipulations in multiple species. His innovative ideas have been directed towards enhancing patient care and safety. Design and fabrication of novel anesthetic delivery devices have been a career long interest. Helping students think critically and scientifically about clinical anesthesia related issues has been especially satisfying.

In 2007 Dr. Hodgson traveled to Afghanistan for 6 months to teach veterinary students at Kabul University and to treat patients daily at the Kabul University Veterinary Clinic. He returned for 2 month periods in 2008 – 2012. Treatment of sheep and goats represents a large number of patients presented to the Kabul University Veterinary Clinic. Cattle, horses, donkeys, dogs and cats make up the bulk of other species. Representing the Faculty, Staff, Students and friends in the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine in a war torn and poverty stricken country has been a challenge and source of great satisfaction.

Dr. Hodgson has recently submitted a research proposal to the Alpaca Research Foundation to examine the cardiopulmonary effects of Butorphanol, Ketamine, Xylazine anesthesia in Alpaca’s. Information from this study should enhance the safety and effectiveness of this common anesthetic technique. 

Matt Miesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Miesner received his DVM from Washington State University in 1999. He then practiced as an associate veterinarian in general private practice in Pasco, Washington before beginning a residency in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Ohio State University. After his residency Dr. Miesner remained at OSU as a clinical instructor and a year later was appointed as an assistant professor and also received his MS degree. Dr. Miesner joined the K-State faculty in August of 2006.