Purdue MOAAR Symposium

The Lafeber Company Veterinary Student Program supports the growth of zoological medicine in veterinary medical schools. View the calendar of events below for a list of speakers and events sponsored at participating schools and continuing education events, and visit our Student Program page for additional information or to browse our Student Program photo album.

As part of the Student Program, Lafeber Company sponsored the Zoo, Exotics & Wildlife Club Annual Animal Wetlabs during the spring of 2017. Wetlab topics included Avian Exam and Hematology led by Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP and Avian Reproductive Surgery by Stephen Fronefield, DVM, DABVP.

TAMU wetlab 2017

Avian handling and hematology laboratory at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine

 

 

Calendar of Events

DateSchoolEvent Sponsored
Feb 17, 2018Colorado State University4th Annual Zoological Medicine Society Exotics Symposium
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