Smoky Hills Audubon Society Seminar Series

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location:  Science Hall #229

Zoo Veterinarian to speak at April Audubon Meeting

Salina, Kan. – The Smoky Hills Audubon Society will host “Lions and Tigers and Bears…and Birds, Too! The Challenge of Zoo Medicine” on Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Kansas Wesleyan University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Dr. Danelle Okeson, Staff Veterinarian at the Rolling Hills Zoo. The event will be held in Peters Science Hall, Room 229. A social will precede the presentation at 7 p.m.

Dr. Okeson holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from KSU's College of Arts and Sciences. She completed an internship in zoological medicine at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and worked at USDA'S National Research Center in Fort Collins, Colo., as an APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Science Fellow on a chronic wasting disease research project.

Dr. Okenson also served as the Associate Veterinarian at the San Antonio Zoo. Dr. Okeson returned home to Salina in 2008 as the Staff Veterinarian for Rolling Hills Zoo.

For more information, contact Marge Streckfus at (785) 835-7889.