Lafeber Company Veterinary Student Program

Lafeber Company Veterinary Student Program supports the growth of zoological medicine in veterinary medical schools, and the Lafeber Company Student Program sponsors speakers and events, and also offers a reduced cost food program to veterinary students and house officers.

Program Information and Forms

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Participating Schools

Calendar of Events

DateSchoolEvent Sponsored
April 3, 2017
New date TBD
Western University of Health SciencesBrian Speer, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM
February 17, 2017Mississippi State UniversityAlison Sharpe, Director of the Wildlife Care and Rescue Center
February 16, 2017University of IllinoisDistance-learning event with Susan Orosz, PhD, DVM, DABVP, DECZM on the avian neurologic exam
November 13-14, 2016Purdue University Pet Bird Symposium
August 22-23, 2016North Carolina State University Phoenix Landing Parrot Handling Wetlab
May 6, 2016University of IllinoisAngela Lennox DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice)
Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis
April 23-24, 2016Texas A&M UniversitySponsorship of Zoo Exotics & Wildlife Wetlabs
Avian Emergencies Techniques (Dr. Sharman Hoppes)
Fish Anesthesia (Dr. Chad Harris)
April 12, 2016Purdue University Pet Bird Symposium
April 9-10, 2016University of California at DavisM. Scott Echols, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium
March 30, 2016Purdue UniversityJessica Ray , MA, Population Biologist
Population Management Center, Lincoln Park Zoo
The Science of Zoo Population Management
March 12, 2016University of PennsylvaniaLa’Toya Latney, VMD
Special Species Symposium
Reptile Handling Lab
February 15, 2016Mississippi State UniversityApril Romagnano, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Animal Health Clinic
January 9, 2016University of TennesseeUTCVM Exotics Symposium
November 13, 2015University of FloridaTerri Parrott, DVM
St. Charles Veterinary Hospital
October 20, 2015Kansas State UniversityJulie Burge, DVM
Burge Bird Services and Rescue
Psittacine Bird Handling Lecture and Handling Lab
October 13, 2015North Carolina State UniversityWilliam Murray, DVM
Antibiotic Resistant Pneumonia in a Western Lowland Gorilla
April 11, 2015University of California at DavisDr. Lauren Powers
Avian & Exotics Medicine Club Symposium
April 1, 2015University of FloridaDr. Hayley Adams,
Silent Heroes
March 28, 2015Tufts University Raising Standards of Exotic Bird Care Symposium
Dr. Anthony Pilny
The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine
March 10, 2015Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Paul Welch,
Forest Trails Animal Hospital
February 27, 2015Texas A & M UniversityDr. Don Harris
Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center
November 18, 2014University of Georgia at AthensKen Greenwood, DVM, Dipl. ACVS on Surgical Patients at ZooAtlanta
October 23, 2014Tuskegee UniversityKara Burns, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)
Critical Care Nutrition (lecture recorded)
May 5, 2014Kansas State UniversityDr. Julia Ponder,
Executive Director of The Raptor Center
Lecture and Bandaging Wetlab
May 4, 2014Tufts UniversityDr. LoraKim Joyner, Director of Lafeber Conservation
The Human Dimension of Parrot Conservation
April 26-27, 2014University of California at DavisDr. Natalie Antinoff
Avian & Exotics Medicine Club Symposium
April 11, 2014Purdue UniversityDr. Amber Lee
Avian medicine resident,
Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis
April 4-6, 2014University of PennsylvaniaSpecial Species Symposium Silver Level Sponsor
Dr. Erica Miller, Keynote speaker
Emergency & Critical Care Wetlab
March 7, 2014Texas A&M University Dr. Gregory Rich
West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic
March 27, 2014Iowa State UniversityS.O.A.R. or
Saving Our Avian Resources
February 28, 2014 University of Illinois Feather Destructive Behavior in Birds
Dr. Kenneth Welle of UI-CVM
February 11, 2014Oklahoma State University Dr. Paul Welch
Forest Trails Animal Hospital
February 8, 2014Western University of Health Sciences 6th Annual ZWEACC Conference

Rebecca Duerr of International Bird Rescue
February 5, 2014North Carolina State University Can Fish Feel Pain?
Lysa Pam Posner, DVM, DACVAA
January 11-12, 2014University of Tennessee12th Annual Exotic Animal Symposium:
Lecture by Dr. Scott Citino of White Oak Conservation Center
Herpetology Necropsy wetlab by Dr. Debra Miller
December 2, 2013University of Georgia at AthensMicrosurgery in Exotic Animals by Dr. Cheryl Greenacre.
October 12, 2013Texas A&M UniversityZoo, Exotics & Wildlife student organization Rabbit Dental Lecture & Wetlab, led by Dr. Anneliese Strunk
April 26-28, 2013Cornell UniversitySpecial Species Symposium,
Bronze Level Sponsor
April 24, 2013Tuskegee UniversityDr. Hayley Murphy of Zoo Atlanta and the Great Ape Heart Project
April 22, 2013University of FloridaDr. Calvin LeClear
Shores Animal Hospital
March 27, 2013University of IllinoisDr. Stephanie Moy
Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital
March 4, 2013Kansas State UniversityDr. Gregory Rich
Esplanade Veterinary Clinic
February 8, 2013Texas A & M UniversityBarbara Heidenreich, Ph.D
January 19-20, 2013Western UniversityZoo, Wildlife, Exotics, Aquatics and Avian Conservation Club (ZWEACC) conference
December 6, 2012University of Georgia at AthensDr. Hayley Murphy, Zoo Atlanta
April 28, 2012Tufts UniversityDr. Erica Miller
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
April 13-15, 2012University of PennsylvaniaSpecial Species Symposium, Silver Level Sponsor
March 13, 2012Tuskegee UniversityDr. Samuel Rivera, Zoo Atlanta
March 13, 2012Kansas State UniversityDr. M. Scott Echols
January 30, 2012University of IllinoisDr. LoraKim Joyner
January 28, 2012Western UniversityZoo, Wildlife, Exotics, Aquatics and Avian Conservation Club (ZWEACC) conference
January 10, 2012Oklahoma State UniversitySía, the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative
January 7-8, 2012University of TennesseeTonya Clauss, chief clinical veterinarian of the Georgia Aquarium
November 11, 2011Texas A&M UniversityDr. Tim Tristan
April 30, 2011University of California at DavisDr. Katrina Ramsell
April 17, 2011Cornell UniversitySpecial Species Symposium
April 4, 2011Kansas State UniversityDr. Bob Dahlhausen
March 25, 2011Texas A&M UniversityDr. Natalie Antinoff
March 9, 2011Cornell UniversityDr. Leigh Ann Clayton
National Aquarium in Baltimore
February 25, 2011Western University of Health SciencesMark Edwards, Ph.D.
February 22, 2011Oklahoma State UniversityDr. Kay Backues, Tulsa Zoo
February 19, 2011Tufts UniversitySusan Friedman, Ph. D.
February 15, 2011University of TennesseeBarbara Heidenreich, Ph.D
February 9, 2011University of GeorgiaDr. LoraKim Joyner
September 29, 2010Tuskegee UniversityDr. Tarah Hadley
March 16, 2010University of GeorgiaDr. Michael P. Jones
March 30, 2010University of IllinoisEllen Dierenfeld, Ph.D., nutritionist
April 8, 2010Cornell UniversityDr. Florina Tseng
April 9, 2010Western UniversityDr. Brian Speer
April 25, 2010University of California at DavisDr. Geoff Pye
January 8, 2010University of TennesseeDr. Susan Mikota,
The Elephant Sanctuary
October 13, 2009Oklahoma State UniversityDr. M. Scott Echols
April 21-22, 2009Tufts UniversityDawn Kelly,
Master Falconer
April 20, 2009University of TennesseeDr. Lynne Seibert
April 20, 2009University of IllinoisDr. Kathryn Gamble, Lincoln Park Zoo
March 30, 2009Texas A&MDr. Shannon Ferrell,
Dallas Zoo
December 2, 2008Cornell UniversityEllen Dierenfeld Ph.D., nutritionist
September 25, 2008University of GeorgiaDr. Teresa Lightfoot, Florida Veterinary Specialists
September 17, 2008University of FloridaDr. April Romagnano
September 2, 2008Kansas StateDr. R. Avery Bennett, University of Illinois
April 17, 2008Texas A&M UniversityDr. Marla Lichtenberger, Dipl. ACVECC
November 26, 2007University of TennesseeAmerican Eagle Foundation

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Dr. Christal Pollock, Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant

Lafeber Company
24981 N 1400 East Road
Cornell, Illinois 61319
Phone: 815-358-2301
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