2018 Convention Speakers

Arn Anderson, DVM, DABVP (Beef Cattle)
Anderson Dr. Arn Anderson and his wife own Cross Timbers Veterinary Hospital and he focuses on rural mixed animal practice. He enjoys helping develop new rural veterinarians through Cross Timber’s student externship program, which involves veterinary students from the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Dr. Anderson spends his days off camping, fishing, backpacking, traveling with his wife and playing with his grandchildren.
Bo Brock, DVM, DABVP
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Dr. Bo Brock owns a thriving, seven doctor, multi-species veterinary clinic in Lamesa, Texas where he sees 11,000 horses per year. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University and was voted equine practitioner of the year for the state of Texas in 2007. In addition to his thriving veterinary practice and Dr. Brock is the author of Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere, which has sold close to half a million copies, is an active public speaker and is an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University.

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
Christensen Dr. E’Lise Christensen is the only board-certified veterinary behaviorist in Colorado and Manhattan. She consults on multiple species and disorders, and truly loves sharing the science of veterinary behavior with other veterinarians, other animal behavior colleagues, and a variety of media outlets.
Pete W. Christopherson, MS, DVM, PhD
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Dr. Pete Christopherson earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 2001, received board certification by American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2007, and in 2008, earned a PhD on inherited platelet disorders. Dr. Christopheron joined the faculty at Auburn University at the end of 2008 and is now the director of the Auburn University Hemostasis Laboratory and co-director of the AU Clinical Pathology Laboratory.

Robert B. Corbett, DAVM, PAS, DACAN
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Dr. Robert B. Corbett has a dairy production medicine practice centered in Spring City, Utah with approximately 60,000 animals in the United States, Mexico, Central America and South America in a production medicine program.  This program includes calf management, heifer replacement programs, mastitis prevention and control, milking equipment evaluation, computer analysis of dairy records, reproductive efficiency, dairy management and nutrition. A major area of interest is the dairy replacement heifer program, with emphasis on management and nutrition to maximize the normal genetic potential for growth and health. He also focuses on nutrition and management programs that are designed to minimize immunosuppression and maximize the health of the immune system, thus decreasing the incidence of infectious disease. 

Marcia Endres, PhD, MS, DVM

Dr. Marcia Endres is a Professor at the University of Minnesota. She has conducted research on robotic milking systems, automated milk feeders and individual cow behavior sensors. Dr. Endres received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, M.Sc. from Iowa State University, and DVM from University of Parana, Brazil. 

Jon M. Fletcher, DVM DACVIM (SAIM)

After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University, Dr. Jon Fletcher completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University before returning to LSU for his small animal internal medicine residency.  Following his residency, he spent a number of years in a private specialty hospital in New Orleans before returning to join the faculty at Louisiana State University.  His clinical and research interests include the prevention and management of small animal endocrine and metabolic diseases as well as diagnostic endocrine testing.

Lawrence K. Fox, MS, PhD
fox Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Fox originally hails from New York state where he was a dairy herdsmanager following his graduation from Cornell University.  His career in dairy science continued at Virginia Tech (MS), and the University of Wisconsin (PhD). His first faculty position was at the University of Hawaii, where his duties were dairy extension, research and teaching.  For 33 years he has been on the faculty of Washington State University and is currently Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and Animal Sciences. 
Christine Graham, DVM, MS
Graham Dr. Christine Graham currently practices at Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center in Iowa and Fox Valley Animal Referral Center in Wisconsin.  Dr. Graham received her BS, DVM, and MS degrees from Iowa State University. She completed an internship at University of Missouri-Columbia, and finished a dermatology residency at Michigan State University.  She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. 
Jordan Lamb, JD

Jordan Lamb is a partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens. s.c. law firm in Madison, Wisconsin. Jordan's law practice focuses on environmental law and government relations. Her practice is enhanced by her love of all things written and her strong public speaking skills. Her ability to connect with others through her writing and public speaking provides the platform for her practice. Jordan assists clients with making critical connections between business and Wisconsin state government. Her clients are from diverse industries including agriculture, bioscience, insurance and business.

Daryl Nydam, DVM, PhD

Dr. Daryl Nydam earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following this, he entered private clinical practice where he focused on food animal herd health. Dr. Nydam then returned to Cornell University and earned a PhD in epidemiology. Currently, he is employed in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science at Cornell University as associate professor of dairy health and production and co-director of the Summer Dairy Institute. Dr. Nydam is also the Director of Quality Milk Production Services and in the section of Ambulatory and Production Medicine.

Elisabeth Patton, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Elisabeth Patton received her DVM from Colorado State University in 1991. In 1996, she completed a combined Master's and large animal medicine residency from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine and is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She received her PhD in Immunology from Cornell University in 2000. She has been working at DATCP as the Johne's Program Manager for the state of Wisconsin since 2003 and in 2011 she began serving as the Tuberculosis Program Manager.

Lisa Peters, DVM, DACVECC
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Dr. Lisa Peters joined the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center in 1997 as one of its four founding veterinarians. After receiving board certification in the Veterinary College of Emergency and Critical Care in 2010, she became the medical director of this facility and two other sister facilities.
Dr. Peters' professional interests include bleeding disorders, trauma resuscitation, cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation, and Operational K9 medicine. She lectures extensively both to the surrounding veterinary community and nationally. Mental wellness and maintaining resilience in the veterinary profession are important topics to her as well.
At home, Dr. Peters enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Jay Peters (a local mixed animal practitioner), their son Samuel, and daughter Ella. Their family includes a menagerie of pets and they all enjoy their time with outdoor activities.  
Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS

Dr. Narda Robinson is a leading authority on scientific integrative medicine. She is President and CEO of CuraCore.  She holds an AB degree from Harvard/Radcliffe, a DO from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a DVM and MS from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Jim Salfer, MS
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Jim Salfer is a Regional Extension Educator with University of Minnesota Extension. He has conducted on-farm research projects in the Midwest on robots to understand factors that affect performance and economics of robotic milking systems. Jim has a MS from University of Minnesota.

Andre Shih, DVM, DACVAA
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Dr. Andre Shih graduated from the University of Sao Paulo Brazil with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He completed his anesthesia residency and an Emergency Critical Care Fellowship residency at the University of Florida. Board certified by both the American College Veterinary Emergency Critical Care and the American College Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, he worked as an Anesthesia-Associate Professor faculty at the University of Florida for 12 years. Currently, he provides anesthesia and critical care service at Capital Veterinary Specialist in Jacksonville, Fla. His area of research includes pre-load monitoring, hypovolemic shock and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.

Mark Stephenson, MS, MS, PhD
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Dr. Mark Stephenson is the Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this position, Dr. Stephenson conducts, and coordinates research and outreach activities related to the dairy industry. He is involved in applied research at the firm-level, including milk assembly costs, processing costs, new processing technologies, farm costs and price risk management. He is also active in sector-level performance including dairy policy, spatial milk pricing, international trade and milk price forecasting.

Dan Weigel, MS, PhD

Dr. Dan Weigel grew up in Iowa on the family farm and graduated from Iowa State University in Dairy Science.  He received both his MS and PhD from Virginia Tech, served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph and joined the R&D group of Zoetis in 1995.

Matthias J. Wieland, DVM, DECBHM

Dr. Matthias J. Wieland grew up on a dairy farm in rural Germany. After completion of an agricultural apprenticeship, Matthias graduated in 2007 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Matthias completed a residency program within the European College of Bovine Herd Health Management of which he became a Diplomate in 2014. Matthias completed the Cornell Clinical Fellowship Program in 2017 focusing on the interactive effects of machine milking, cow characteristics, and milking routine on udder health in dairy cows. He is an Extension Associate with Quality Milk Production Services of Cornell University.

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