Register today to join the premier EVP-Beef class. We look forward to seeing you in Olathe.
EVP will meet every other month for two days each (Thursday and Friday). All sessions will be held at the Kansas State University Olathe Campus in Olathe, Kansas.
- April 20-21, 2017
- June 15-16, 2017
- August 24-25, 2017
- October 12-13, 2017
- December 14-15, 2017
- February 15-16, 2018
- April 12-13, 2018
- June 14-15, 2018
- August 16-17, 2018
- October 18-19, 2018
Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. EVP class members are responsible for making all personal travel arrangements. Travel and lodging information will be sent upon registration.
Tuition for registrations placed by January 15, 2017, is $9,500; a deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration. Tuition for registrations placed after January 15th is $10,500; a deposit of $1,500 is due at the time of registration. The balance is payable in five installments of $1,800 each on:
April 20, 2017
August 24, 2017
December 14, 2017
April 12, 2018
August 16, 2018
Registration includes all program materials, daily breakfasts and lunches, and one dinner per module.
A DVM degree with at least two years of work experience are prerequisites for participation.
A laptop or tablet with Microsoft Office products and wireless capability;Access to Internet connection; and
An easily-accessed email account.
Dan Thomson is a third-generation bovine veterinarian and is an internationally recognized expert and leader in beef cattle production and health management. He is the Jones professor of production medicine and epidemiology and director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Thomson is the global co-leader for McDonald’s Beef Health and Welfare Committee and serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory Board of the Food Marketing Institute.
Dr. Lowe is an associate professor at the University of Illinois. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a 2000 graduate of the Executive Veterinary Program in Swine Health Management.
Dr. Lowe maintains an active international consulting practice focused on implementing systematic management solutions. His research focuses on understanding and modifying production systems to minimize the impact of disease.
Dr. Apley began his veterinary medicine career with a general practice in central Kansas, followed by a feedlot consulting/contract research practice in Colorado. Dr. Apley has conducted industry research focusing on infectious disease, antibiotic efficiency and resistance, drug residues and applications of drugs in food animals. He is well-known for his work with veterinarians and producers throughout the United States regarding the use of pharmaceutical drugs in food animals, as well as feedlot health.
Dr. Noffsinger earned his DVM from Colorado State University in 1973. He has over 32 years of experience in beef cattle practice and is now an independent feedlot consultant specializing in facility design, stockmanship, and low-stress livestock handling.
Dr. Noffsinger is an owner/member of Production Animal Consultation, Pierson Precision Auscultation, and the Cattle Performance Enhancement Company. He was the recipient of the 2001 Consultant of the Year award from the Academy of Veterinary Consultants for his work at PAC.
Guy is a veterinary epidemiologist and Professor of Food Safety and Public Health at Texas Tech University whose mission is to improve animal and public health by identification and exploration of solutions that address society’s challenges. Loneragan’s current research portfolio includes characterization of pre-harvest practices that can be implemented in complex agri-food systems to effect meaningfully control food-borne pathogens and antimicrobial drug resistance.
A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Reinhardt received a B.S. in Meat and Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin (1988,) an M.S. in Nutrition from Texas A&M University (1991,) and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Kansas State University (1994.) Dr. Reinhardt’s focus has been on nutritional and hormonal manipulation of body composition and beef quality. After 11 years in the feed and animal health industries working throughout the High Plains and Northern Plains, he came back to K-State in 2005 as the Extension Feedlot Specialist with a 80% extension: 20% research appointment. In his spare time Chris enjoys hunting, church activities, playing guitar with friends, and his family.
Dr. Christopher Chase is a professor at South Dakota State University. Dr. Chase’s research has been directed at understanding the initial events of viral infections to develop better methods for preventing virus infections in animals. He also has applied the tools of molecular biology to developing better methods of detecting disease producing organisms. He also has an interest in the emerging diseases of wildlife origin. His clinical experience is with cow-calf, feedlot, and hog herd health.
Dr. Brian Aldridge is a Clinical Professor in Rural Animal Health Management at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois. Brian’s principal clinical interests are in farm animal medicine and the interface between health and production in growing animals. His primary research interests are in adaptive and transitional health in young animals. He also has a strong enthusiasm for teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to the advancement of animal health, welfare and production globally.
Dr. Larry Firkins is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Public Engagement at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time at the University, Dr. Firkins has focused his teaching efforts on the integration of practical business skills into the veterinary curriculum. Earlier this year, he was named to the List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students for the 55th time. Firkins has given over 140 international presentations in 15 countries, over 500 presentations throughout the US.