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.

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Participating Schools

Calendar of Events

DateSchoolEvent Sponsored
November 1, 2021 Mississippi State University Dr. Jaime Samour presents "Medical, Nursing & Cosmetic Procedures in Birds of Prey: Part 2”, a distance-learning event for the students at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
October 20, 2021University of TennesseeDr. Jaime Samour presents "Medical, Nursing & Cosmetic Procedures in Birds of Prey: Part 1”, a distance-learning event to the UT CVM Avian, Wildlife & Exotics club
October 19, 2021Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Jessica Magnotti presents on Gastrointestinal Stasis in Rabbits as a distance-learning event
March 29, 2021University of Florida Dr. LoraKim Joyner presents "Liberating Wings: The Possibility of Transformative Parrot Conservation ", a distance-learning event to the UF CVM WZAAM club
March 24, 2021Iowa State UniversityDr. Gregory Rich presents an "An Introduction to Exotic Animal Medicine" as a distance-learning event
March 20-21, 2021Cornell University Special Species Symposium Gold Sponsor
March 11, 2021University of Georgia Kathryn Gamble, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM) of Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo presents zoo medicine cases to the Zoological Medicine Club as a distance-learning event
March 3, 2021North Carolina State University "Exotic Animal Dermatology Cases" by Dr. Olivia Petritz for the NCSU WAAZM Club as a distance-learning event
Jan 28, 2021University of MinnesotaJason Crean, MS Bio, EdD speaks on "Avian Raw Whole Food Nutrition" to the University of Minnesota ZEAW club as a distance-learning event
Jan 27, 2021Texas A&M UniversityDr. Gregory Rich presents "An Introduction to Exotic Animal Medicine" as a distance-learning event
Nov 11, 2020University of MissouriAnn Brooks of Phoenix Landing presents a
"Parrot's Point of View" course as a distance-learning event
Oct 29, 2020Kansas State UniversityDr. Deborah Monks presents "Avian Medicine: Emergencies and Resuscitation" to the Exotics Club and SVECCS as a distance-learning event
Oct 29, 2020University of IllinoisDr. Jörg Mayer presents "Using Comics to Interpret Rabbit Hematology" as a distance-learning event
Oct 28, 2020Purdue UniversityNicole Harmon, Director of Humane Indiana Wildlife on lead toxicity in local bird species
Oct 26, 2020Cornell UniversityDr. David Scott of the Carolina Raptor Center
presents "Introduction to Avian Orthopedics" as a distance-learning event
June 5, 2020University of FloridaDr. Teresa Morishita presents on avian infectious bronchitis & backyard poultry to the WZAAM Club as a distance-learning event
March 31, 2020University of MissouriPostponed: Herptile Nutrition by Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld to the Mizzou Nutrition Club
March 7-8, 2020University of California at Davis Gold Sponsor of the 2020 Wildlife & Exotic Animal Symposium
March 7, 2020University of PennsylvaniaExotic Companion Mammal Handling Lab at the Special Species Symposium
Feb 22-23, 2020Texas A&M UniversityAnnual ZEW Club Wetlab - Avian Track
February 20-21, 2020Tufts UniversityApril Romagnano, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) of the Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City
February 1, 2020North Carolina State University Parrot Behavior Wetlab, led by Phoenix Landing
November 19, 2019Louisiana State UniversityJames Johnson, DVM, MS, CertAqV, DACZM of the St. Louis Zoo
November 14, 2019University of GeorgiaKathryn Gamble, DVM, MS, DACZM, DECZM (ZHM)
October 23, 2019University of MissouriRabbit Handling Lab led by J. Gioia of the House Rabbit Society
September 17, 2019University of FloridaApril Romagnano, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) of the Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City
April 26-27, 2019Cornell UniversityBehavior Symposium:
Lafeber sponsored Dr. Dennis Christen of Georgia Aquarium
April 26, 2019Louisiana State UniversityDr. Sonia Hernandez spoke to the Exotics and Pathology Clubs
April 24, 2019University of Missouri ZEW Club Avian Handling & Techniques lab led by Dr. Julie Burge
April 19, 2019Colorado State UniversityKara Burns, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)
Colorado State University Nutrition Club
April 3, 2019Ohio State UniversityKara Burns, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)
Mar 23-24, 2019University of WisconsinWisconsin Exotic Animal Veterinary Conference
Mar 9-10, 2019University of California at Davis2019 Wildlife & Exotic Animal Symposium
February 23, 2019Texas A&M University6th Annual Zoo, Exotics, Wildlife Club wetlabs:
Avian Reproductive Surgery by Dr. Stephen Fronefield &
Bird of Prey Medicine by Last Chance Forever & Dr. Melissa Hill
Jan 12-13, 2019University of MissouriShow-Me Exotics Symposium
Jan 12, 2019North Carolina State University Phoenix Landing Bird Behavior, Husbandry & Handling lecture and wetlab co-hosted by NCSU WAAZM and Behavior Clubs
Nov 29, 2018Colorado State UniversityGabriel Foundation wetlab co-hosted by Behavior Club & Zoological Medicine Society
Nov 16, 2018University of PennsylvaniaWildlife medicine panel hosted by Wildlife Disease Assoc Chapter. Participants include Drs. Christine Higbie & Erica Miller
Oct 23-24, 2018Purdue UniversityMedicine of Mammalian & Avian Species Symposium
Sep 13, 2018University of FloridaApril Romagnano, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Hyperbaric therapy in avian medicine
May 5-6, 2018Phoenix Landing 4th Wellness Retreat
Donated funds specifically geared to facilitate student attendance
April 16, 2018Oklahoma State UniversityKara Burns, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)
Co-Meeting with Emergency Medicine Club on Critical Care Nutrition & Emeraid
April 16, 2018Oklahoma State UniversityKara Burns, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)
VOICE/BSAVA meeting on LGBTQ+ and Diversity in the Veterinary Profession
April 14, 2018Virginia-Maryland Heather Barron, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Hospital Director, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
April 8, 2018Mississippi State University David Hannon, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Apr 6-8, 2018Washington State UniversityZoo, Exotics & Wildlife Symposium
Mar 24, 2018University of WisconsinWisconsin Exotic Animal Veterinary Conference
Feb 24-25, 2018University of California at DavisWildlife and Exotic Animal Club Symposium, Silver Sponsor
Feb 24, 2018University of MinnesotaZoo, Exotics, Avian, and Wildlife Club wetlab with the Gabbert Raptor Center
Feb 24, 2018Kansas State UniversityAvian Techniques Wetlab
Feb 17, 2018Colorado State University4th Annual Zoological Medicine Society Exotics Symposium
Feb 9, 2018Purdue UniversityDr. Scott McDonald
Jan 25, 2018Texas A&M UniversityZEW/Behavior Meeting with Barbara Heidenreich
Jan 20-21, 2018University of Tennessee16th Annual Exotic Animal Medicine Symposium
Nov 17, 2017Western UniversityVeterinary toxicologist, John Tegzes, speaks on aflatoxicosis in birds
Nov 4-5, 2017Purdue University1st Annual Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians & Reptiles (MOAAR) Symposium
Oct 21, 2017n/aExotic Animal Seminars, featuring Drs. M. Scott Echols and Rose Ann Fiskett
Sep 7, 2017University of Georgia at AthensElizabeth Mackey, DVM of Sycamore Veterinary Services
April 19, 2017University of FloridaDennis Schmitt, DVM, Ph.D
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
April 8, 2017Texas A&M UniversityZoo, Exotics & Wildlife Club Annual Animal Wetlab:

Avian Exam & Hematology by Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP

Avian Reproductive Surgery by Stephen Fronefield, DVM, DABVP
April 4, 2017Oklahoma State University Jill Murray, RVT, VTS
The Perfect Image: Diagnostic Imaging in Exotics
Feb 17, 2017Mississippi State UniversityAlison Sharpe, Director
Wildlife Care and Rescue Center
Feb 16, 2017University of IllinoisSusan Orosz, Ph.D, DVM, DABVP, DECZM
Distance-learning event
Avian Neurologic Exam
Nov 13-14, 2016Purdue University Pet Bird Symposium
Aug 22-23, 2016North Carolina State UniversityPhoenix 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 (Sharman Hoppes,DVM, DABVP)
Fish Anesthesia (Chad Harris, DVM)
April 12, 2016Purdue UniversityPet 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
Feb 15, 2016Mississippi State UniversityApril Romagnano, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Animal Health Clinic
January 9, 2016University of TennesseeUTCVM Exotics Symposium
Nov 13, 2015University of FloridaTerri Parrott, DVM
St. Charles Veterinary Hospital
Oct 20, 2015Kansas State UniversityJulie Burge, DVM
Burge Bird Services and Rescue
Psittacine Bird Handling Lecture and Handling Lab
Oct 13, 2015North Carolina State UniversityWilliam Murray, DVM
Antibiotic Resistant Pneumonia in a Western Lowland Gorilla
April 11, 2015University of California at DavisLauren Powers, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine Club Symposium
April 1, 2015University of FloridaHayley Adams, DVM, Ph.D, DACVPM, DACVM
Silent Heroes
March 28, 2015Tufts UniversityRaising Standards of Exotic Bird Care Symposium
Anthony Pilny, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine
March 10, 2015Oklahoma State UniversityPaul Welch, DVM
Forest Trails Animal Hospital
Feb 27, 2015Texas A & M UniversityDon Harris, DVM
Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center
Nov 18, 2014University of Georgia at AthensSurgical Patients at Zoo Atlanta
Ken Greenwood, DVM, DACVS
Oct 23, 2014Tuskegee UniversityKara Burns, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)
Critical Care Nutrition (lecture recorded)
May 5, 2014Kansas State UniversityJulia Ponder, DVM
The Raptor Center
Lecture and Bandaging Wetlab
May 4, 2014Tufts UniversityLoraKim Joyner, Director of Lafeber Conservation
The Human Dimension of Parrot Conservation
April 26-27, 2014University of California at DavisNatalie Antinoff, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Avian & Exotics Medicine Club Symposium
April 11, 2014Purdue UniversityAmber Lee, DVM
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
Feb 28, 2014 University of Illinois Feather Destructive Behavior in Birds
Kenneth Welle, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Feb 11, 2014Oklahoma State University Dr. Paul Welch
Forest Trails Animal Hospital
Feb 8, 2014Western University of Health Sciences 6th Annual ZWEACC Conference

Rebecca Duerr of International Bird Rescue
Feb 5, 2014North Carolina State University Lysa Pam Posner, DVM, DACVAA
Can Fish Feel Pain?
Jan 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
Dec 2, 2013University of Georgia at AthensDr. Cheryl Greenacre, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
University of Tennessee
Microsurgery in Exotic Animals
Oct 12, 2013Texas A&M UniversityZoo, Exotics & Wildlife student organization Rabbit Dental Lecture & Wetlab, led by Anneliese Strunk, DVM , DABVP (Avian Practice)
April 26-28, 2013Cornell UniversitySpecial Species Symposium,
Bronze Level Sponsor
April 24, 2013Tuskegee UniversityHayley Murphy, DVM
Zoo Atlanta and the Great Ape Heart Project
April 22, 2013University of FloridaCalvin LeClear, DVM
Shores Animal Hospital
March 27, 2013University of IllinoisStephanie Moy, DVM
Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital
March 4, 2013Kansas State UniversityGregory Rich, DVM
Esplanade Veterinary Clinic
Feb 8, 2013Texas A & M UniversityBarbara Heidenreich, Ph.D
Good Bird Inc.
Jan 19-20, 2013Western UniversityZoo, Wildlife, Exotics, Aquatics and Avian Conservation Club (ZWEACC) conference
Dec 6, 2012University of Georgia at AthensHayley Murphy, DVM
Zoo Atlanta
April 28, 2012Tufts UniversityErica Miller, DVM
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
April 13-15, 2012University of PennsylvaniaSpecial Species Symposium, Silver Level Sponsor
March 13, 2012Tuskegee UniversitySamuel Rivera DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Zoo Atlanta
March 13, 2012Kansas State UniversityM. Scott Echols, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Jan 30, 2012University of IllinoisLoraKim Joyner, DVM, MPVM, M.Div
Lafeber Conservation
Jan 28, 2012Western UniversityZoo, Wildlife, Exotics, Aquatics and Avian Conservation Club (ZWEACC) conference
Jan 10, 2012Oklahoma State UniversitySía, the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative
Jan 7-8, 2012University of TennesseeTonya Clauss, DVM
Georgia Aquarium
Nov 11, 2011Texas A&M UniversityTim Tristan, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Animal Medical Corpus Christi
April 30, 2011University of California at DavisKatrina Ramsell, Ph.D, DVM
Northwest Exotic Pet Vet
April 17, 2011Cornell UniversitySpecial Species Symposium
April 4, 2011Kansas State UniversityBob Dahlhausen, DVM
Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center
March 25, 2011Texas A&M UniversityNatalie Antinoff, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
March 9, 2011Cornell UniversityLeigh Ann Clayton, DVM, DABVP
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Feb 25, 2011Western University of Health SciencesMark Edwards, Ph.D.
Cal Poly Comparative Animal Nutritionist
Feb 22, 2011Oklahoma State UniversityKay Backues, DVM, DACZM
Tulsa Zoo
Feb 19, 2011Tufts UniversitySusan Friedman, Ph.D
Feb 15, 2011University of TennesseeBarbara Heidenreich, Ph.D
Feb 9, 2011University of GeorgiaLoraKim Joyner, DVM, MPVM, M.Div
Lafeber Conservation
Sep 29, 2010Tuskegee UniversityTarah Hadley, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
March 16, 2010University of GeorgiaMichael P. Jones, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
University of Tennessee
March 30, 2010University of IllinoisEllen Dierenfeld, Ph.D., nutritionist
April 8, 2010Cornell UniversityFlorina Tseng, DVM
Tufts Wildlife Clinic
April 9, 2010Western UniversityBrian Speer, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
The Medical Center for Birds
April 25, 2010University of California at DavisGeoff Pye, BVSc, MSc, DACZM
San Diego Zoo
Jan 8, 2010University of TennesseeSusan Mikota, DVM
The Elephant Sanctuary
Oct 13, 2009Oklahoma State UniversityM. Scott Echols, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
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
Dec 2, 2008Cornell UniversityEllen Dierenfeld Ph.D., nutritionist
Sep 25, 2008University of GeorgiaTeresa Lightfoot, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice); Florida Veterinary Specialists
Sep 17, 2008University of FloridaApril Romagnano, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Sep 2, 2008Kansas StateR. Avery Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVS; University of Illinois
April 17, 2008Texas A&M UniversityMarla Lichtenberger, DVM, DACVECC
Nov 26, 2007University of TennesseeAmerican Eagle Foundation

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Lafeber Company
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