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2003 - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA
1998 - Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology with minors in chemistry and biology
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
Didiactic reproductive & dental lectures given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students
VDPAM 450 Disturbances of Reproduction
BMS 334 Biomedical Science II
Teach clinical rotations involving general practice cases as well as reproductive cases with the 4th year veterinary students
Collaborative efforts with VMPM and Pathology on research projects such as early detection of Brucellosis canis in breeding kennel situations using polymerase chain reaction techniques have been the main focus of my research. I have received 2 ACORN grants with Dr. Christine Peterson to pursue the B. canis research. Due to these efforts there is now a qPCR test available through the Clinical Pathology lab for the general public & referring veterinarians to test for B. canis using vaginal swabs, semen or urine. We plan to continue our research in this area as funding allows.
Sime Faculty Development Award- 2005
Advisor, American College of Theriogenology
Faculty Advisor for student chapter 2013-present
Phi Zeta Gamma, Veterinary Honor Society
Advisor, American Animal Hospital Association
Co-Faculty Advisor for student chapter 2004-2008
Faculty Advisor for student chapter 2008-present
USDA Accredited for International and State Health Certificates
Wardyn, SE, Kauffman, LK, Smith, TC. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus in Central Iowa Wildlife. J Wildlife Dis 2012: 48(4):1069-73.
Sonea, IM, Jergens, AE, Sacco, RE, Niyo, Y, Merten, E, Kauffman, LK, Moore, PF. Flow Cytometric Analysis of Colonic and Small Intestinal Mucosal Lymphocytes Obtained by Endoscopic Biopsy in the Healthy Dog. J Immunol 2000:77:103-119.