Featured Speaker -
Robert Callan, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Callan is a professor at Colorado State University in the Department of Clinical Sciences, head of the Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service, and Chief of Staff for the Large Animal Hospital at the CSU James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He obtained his DVM degree at Oregon State University in 1986 and then obtained a MS in reproductive physiology at Utah State University in 1988. Dr. Callan completed a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he also obtained a PhD in virology in 1996. He has been a faculty member at CSU since 1996 and provides clinical care for ruminant and camelid livestock at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Callan is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. His research interests focus on infectious diseases and immunity in livestock.
Kelli Almes, DVM, Diplomate ACVP
Assistant Professor/Director of Necropsy & Receiving, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. Almes received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2005 and then completed a 3 year residency in Anatomic Pathology also at KSU. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2009. Dr. Almes has been part of the KSVDL since 2008 performing routine diagnostic duties and contract research for the laboratory. She also currently serves as director of the Necropsy & Receiving area.
Gary Anderson, DVM, MS, PhD
Director, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Labratory
Bill Brown, DVM
Animal Health Commissioner
Gregg Hanzlicek, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor/Director Production Animal Field Investigations, Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. Hanzlicek received his DVM from Mississippi State University in 1991. His practice background includes 16 years in bovine practice in Wisconsin and Nebraska. In 2007 he left practice to complete a PhD in epidemiology at KSU-CVM. He completed the PhD program in 2010 and subsequently joined the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in his present position.
Jamie Henningson, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Richard A. Hesse, MS, PhD
Professor, Director of Diagnostic Virology, Kansas State Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. Dick Hesse is a Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. He is also the Director of Diagnostic Virology at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He received his Master of Science from South Dakota State University and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Hesse has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications, presentations, and/or patents. In addition, he has led the development of at least 12 USDA-licensed vaccines. His honors and awards include: the Army Distinguished Service Medal for Lassa Fever research, membership in the Gamma Sigma Delta honor society, and the Phi Zeta Honor society of Veterinary Medicine, the Schering Plough Excellence Award for development of a PRRS vaccine and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Service Award.
Brian Lubbers, DVM, PhD Diplomate DACVCP
Assistant Professor, Director, Microbiology Laboratory
Dr. Lubbers worked in private mixed animal practices in California and Iowa for 3 years. In 2005, he returned to Kansas State University as a Clinical Instructor (Agricultural Practices)/Post-Graduate Trainee. He completed his PhD in Microbiology (Pharmacology) under Dr. Mike Apley. He is now serving as the Microbiology Laboratory Director in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.