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Kramer Marks Lecture -- Become a Great Equine Practitioner: Tips for a Successful Career

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm



THE KRAMER-MARKS FUND brings accomplished leaders in the field of equine veterinary surgery to Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine to share  their work and experiences with students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Steve Adams will discuss characteristics habits, and skills needed to become a happy, safe, and competent equine practitioner. Tips for obtaining  internships and residency programs will be given and equine case examples will be used to illustrate the talk. 

The seminar will be applicable to students interested in all disciplines of 
veterinary medicine including those interested in mixed animal, small 
animal and food animal disciplines.

Dr. Adams is a professor of surgery at Purdue University College of 
Veterinary Medicine. He earned his veterinary degree from Cornell 
University in 1975. Dr. Adams is a diplomate of the American College of 
Veterinary Surgeons. From 2009 to 2011, he was ACVS president and 
chairman of the Board of Regents. He has co-mentored 20 residents 
who are current ACVS diplomates. 

His primary interest is equine surgery, and his research focuses on 
prevention and treatment of orthopedic infections. He is the recipient 
of four teaching awards and two faculty/alumni awards for excellence 
in service. He is an author or co-author of numerous book chapters, the Atlas of Equine Surgery, and over 60 refereed publications. 

Dr. Adams was raised on a farm in upstate New York where he trained Standardbred horses for his father who was the local horse dealer.