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					                           Bruce William Christensen, DVM, MS, DACT
                                           Assistant Professor
                                     Veterinary Clinical Sciences
                       Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
                                         Iowa State University
                                        1600 South 16th Street
                                       Ames, Iowa 50011-1250
                                     Email: drbruce@iastate.edu
                                Phone: (515) 294-1500; (515) 294-1246
                                          Fax: (515) 294-5224


Birth information:
                Birth date:       July 9, 1973
                Birth place:      Pocatello, Idaho, USA
                Social Security #: 601-28-9073
Family:
                Spouse:           MeLissa Ciprich Christensen
                Children:         Parker Corvin Christensen, birthday February 19, 2006

Education:       Masters in Science                                                            May 2007
                 Reproductive Physiology
                 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

                 Diplomate, American College of Theriogenology                               August 2006
                 Passed qualifying examination in St. Paul, MN

                 Resident of Theriogenology                                         July 2003-July 2006
                 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine                                                May 2002
                 College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

                 Bachelor of Science with Honors                                        August 1998
                 Major: Conservation/Wildlife Biology
                 College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Work Experience
Assistant Professor                                                             June 2008-Present
                  Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
                   Clinical reproduction in all domestic species (50%)
                   Teaching in both clinical rotations and didactic courses for veterinary students (25%)
                   Research (20%)
                   Committee work (5%)

Visiting Professor                                                            2006-present
                  Szent Istvan Egyetem (St. Stephens University; Budapest, Hungary)
                   Didactic lectures in canine and equine reproduction given once a year

Visiting Professor                                                              August 2007-June 2008
                  Saint Matthews University (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
                   Periodic visits to teach didactic course in equine and canine reproduction to
                      veterinary students
Senior Veterinarian                                                     September 2007-February 2008
                  Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital (Victoria, Australia)



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                     Equine reproduction, advanced reproductive techniques, all aspects of mare and
                      stallion breeding management, infertility, and reproductive tract disease.
                     Management of equine stud farms and hospital embryo transfer recipient herd.

Clinician                                                                       September 2006-July 2007
                  University of Florida
                   Companion animal reproduction (equine & small animal): all aspects of breeding
                      management, infertility, and reproductive tract disease.
                   Training of senior veterinary students on clinical thinking and techniques.

Resident of Theriogenology                                                               July 2003-July 2006
                  University of Florida
                   Training in all aspects of equine and canine theriogenology in preparation to pass the
                      ACT board exam.
                      Equine: high-risk pregnancy, dystocia, placentitis, infertility, semen
                      collection/preservation, breeding management, embryo transfer, breeding soundness.
                      Canine: breeding management, semen preservation, infertility, dystocia, reproductive
                      surgery, prostate and mammary disease
                   Residency research and Masters project: Hormone concentrations in male
                      rhinoceros: seasonal, age, and sociosexual variations.
                   Instruction of veterinary students in lectures, labs, and clinical rotations.
                   Presentation of reproductive seminars to college faculty and staff.


Reproductive Physiology Extern (4 weeks)                                            Feb/Mar 2002
                 White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, FL
                 Ran assays in an enzyme immunoassay lab comparing fecal corticoid levels in
                     pregnant okapi with progesterone levels.
                 Analyzed the data and presented the results to faculty and staff.

Zoo Veterinary Extern (6 weeks each location)                              Jan./Feb; Mar/Apr 2002
                 Supervisors: Holly Reed, DVM; Barbara Wolfe, DVM, PhD, DACZV
                  Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma, WA
                  North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC
                  Assisted in daily veterinary procedures and rounds.
                  Rotated between different animal areas working with keeper staff.

Hungarian Language and Culture Instructor                                September 1994-June 1996
                Missionary Training Center, Brigham Young University
                Taught Hungarian language and culture course to university-age men and women in
                   preparation for their 2 year missionary service in Hungary.

Hungarian Missionary                                                        July 1992-July 1994
                 Served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
                    Hungary.
                 Taught people interested in the Church about basic religious tenets.
                 Assisted in English classes to school groups.
                 Volunteered work time in local hospitals and orphanages.

Publications and abstracts
                 Christensen BW, Troedsson MHT, Young LJ, Oliva M, Penfold LM. Effects of
                     sociosexual environment on serum testosterone in captive male African rhinoceros.
                     Theriogenology; 2009; In Press, Corrected Proof.




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                   Christensen BW, Ernst N, Powe JR, Pozor MA, Milton AJ, Reinhard MK.
                    Theriogenology Question of the Month: Bilateral seminoma in a stallion. JAVMA
                    2007. 231(4):531-534.
                   Christensen BW, Troedsson MHT, Roberts JF, Pozor MA, Eichelberger AC.
                    Theriogenology Question of the Month: High-risk equine pregnancy with vaginal
                    varicose vein hemorrhage and norcardioform placentitis. JAVMA 2006, 228
                    (10):1507-1510.
                   Christensen BW, Roberts JF, Pozor MA, Giguere S, Sells SF, Donahue JM.
                    Nocardioform placentitis with isolation of Amycolatopsis sp. in a Florida-bred mare.
                    JAVMA 2006 228 (8): 1234-1239.
                   Christensen BW, Troedson MHT, Murchie TA, Pozor MA, Macpherson ML, Estrada
                    AH, Carrillo NA, Mackay RJ, Roberts GD, Langlois J. Management of hydrous
                    amnion in a Thoroughbred mare resulting in successful foaling. JAVMA 2006, 228
                    (8):1228-1233.
                   Christensen BW, Troedsson MHT, Oliva M, Young LJ, Penfold LM. Effects of age
                    and season on serum testosterone of captive male African rhinoceros. (In prep).
                   Newkirk ES, Christensen BW, Onclin K. Sry-negative XX sex reversal in a Pug dog.
                    JAVMA (in press).
                   Christensen BW, Troedsson MHT, Oliva M, Hernandez J, Macpherson ML, Pozor
                    MA, Penfold LM. 2004. Influences of age, time of year, and female presence on
                    serum testosterone concentration in captive black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis).
                    Advances in Ethology. Suppl. To Ethology. 38:97. (Note: versions of this abstract
                    also appeared in the 2004 conference proceedings for the American Association of
                    Zoo Veterinarians and the Society for Theriogenology).
                   Christensen BW, Oliva M, Andra K, Penfold L. 2003. Non-invasive monitoring of
                    stress in non-pregnant and pregnant okapi (Okapia johnstoni). American
                    Association of Zoo Veterinarians conference proceedings, Minneappolis, MN.

Ongoing Research
                   Christensen BW, Bauman K, Junge R, Van Sandt L, Ellinwood M, Jens J, Asa C.
                    Comparative sperm longevity between Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) and domestic
                    dogs (Canis familiaris).
                   Christensen BW, Wong D, McClure S, Riedesel E, Whitley D, Danielson J. Clinical
                    aptitude in new equine veterinary graduates before and after implementation of
                    diagnostic skills course.
                   Christensen BW, Oliva M, Penfold LM. Early capacitation-like changes in
                    electroejaculated sperm from okapi (Okapia johnstoni).

Book Chapters
                   Christensen BW, Meyers-Wallen VN. Sex Determination and Differentiation. In
                    Equine Reproduction. AO McKinnon (ed). Blackwell Publishing Limited. 2009.
                   Christensen BW. Estrogens. In Equine Reproduction. AO McKinnon (ed).
                    Blackwell Publishing Limited. 2009.
                   Christensen BW. Parturition. In Equine Reproduction. AO McKinnon (ed).
                    Blackwell Publishing Limited. 2009.
                   Troedsson MHT, Christensen BW. Alterations in Sexual Function. In Large Animal
                    Medicine. BP Smith (ed). St Louis, MO. Mosby. 2008.
                   Troedsson MHT, Christensen BW. Diseases of the Reproductive System. In Large
                    Animal Medicine. BP Smith (ed). St Louis, MO. Mosby. 2009.

Grants
                   USDA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program, $138,099, July 2009-
                    June 2011. “New course in equine diagnostic skills”
                   Scott and Nancy Armbrust grant for equine embryo transfer and teaching at ISU;
                    $20,000; January 2009


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                     Iowa State University Foreign Travel Grant; $681.00; September 2009
Awards
                     ISU SCAVMA Teaching Excellence Award in Clinical Sciences, Iowa State
                      University, 2008-09
                     First place in Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition for residents and
                      graduate students at 2004 Society for Theriogenology conference.
                     First place in Safe-Capture International Inc. 2004 American Association of Zoo
                      Veterinarians poster competition, conservation section.

Student Mentoring
               Student chapters of the Society for Theriogenology
                 Mentored students at Iowa State University in forming the Iowa State Student
                    Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology in July 2008. This was the first student
                    chapter of the SFT in Iowa. Our first year we had 140 members, making us the
                    largest student chapter in the SFT. Nine students attended the SFT meeting in 2009,
                    one of whom presented a case in the student competition. Our activities and
                    speakers included the following:
                     Equine castration lab, August 2008
                     Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, DACT, University of Idaho, Equine cloning,
                         October 2008
                     Cheryl Asa, PhD, St. Louis Zoo, Breeding programs of the Mexican Gray Wolf,
                         October 2008
                     Bruce Christensen, DVM, MS, DACT, Equine fetal sexing, November 2008
                     Frances Smith, DVM, PhD, DACT, Smith Veterinary Hospital (Minneapolis,
                         MN), Ethics of purebred dog breeding, March 2009
                     Reed Holyoak, DVM, PhD, DACT, Oklahoma State University, Infectious
                         equine infertility, October 2009.
                     Dennis Schmitt, DVM, PhD, DACT, Missouri State University, Elephant
                         reproduction. November 2009.
                 Mentored students at the University of Florida in forming the Florida Student
                    Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology (FSC-SFT) in January 2005. This was
                    the first student chapter of the SFT in Florida. I actively helped in the planning and
                    implementation of numerous wet labs and speakers. Our activities and speakers
                    included the following:
                     Bovine ET wet lab, February 2006, and scheduled for February 2007
                     Stallion semen freezing wet lab, scheduled for September 2006
                     Bull BSE wet lab, October 2005, and scheduled for October 2006
                     Equine reproductive ultrasound wet lab, September 2005
                     Canine breeding management short course, September 2005
                     Monthly lunch time case presentation rounds with faculty
                     Ahmed Tibary, DVM, PhD, DACT, Washington State University, Pregnancy
                         management in small ruminants, scheduled for Fall 2007
                Veterinary Student Case Presentations
                 Eric Behlke, ISU Class of 2010, Artificial vagina induced circumferential preputial
                    avulsion in the bovine, Student Case Presentation Competition Finalist: 2nd place,
                    SFT Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, August 2009.
                 Aleisha Nesset, ISU Class of 2009, Uterus Unicornis, Grand Rounds presentation,
                    April 2009
                 Megan Schmidt, ISU Class of 2009, Ectopic Ureter in a Dog, Grand Rounds
                    presentation, January 2009
                 Corey Gallagher, ISU Class of 2010, Lymphoma misidentified as vaginal prolapse
                    in a bitch, submitted to the Student Case Presentation Competition, SFT Annual
                    Conference, Albuquerque, NM, August 2009.




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                  Sherry Johnson, ISU Class of 2012, Testicular malignant mesothelioma, submitted
                   to the Student Case Presentation Competition, SFT Annual Conference,
                   Albuquerque, NM, August 2009.
               Emily Buss, ISU Class of 2009, Surgical approaches of cesarean section in bovine,
                   submitted to the Student Case Presentation Competition, SFT Annual Conference,
                   Albuquerque, NM, August 2009.
               Jennifer Taylor, ISU Class of 2009, Uterine torsions in dairy cattle: a comparison of
                   three cases using three different treatments, submitted to the Student Case
                   Presentation Competition, SFT Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, August
                   2009.
               Viktoriya Zilberman, ISU Class of 2009, Uterine incontinence due to intersex
                   condition in a dog, submitted to the Student Case Presentation Competition, SFT
                   Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, August 2009.
               Courtney Riley, UF Class of 2007: 1st place Student Case Presentation, Medical
                   Treatment of a Kerry Blue Terrier with Prostatitis and Poor Sperm Quality, SFT
                   Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN, August 2006.
               Erin Sellers Newkirk, UF Class of 2007: 3 rd place Student Case Presentation, Sry-
                   negative sex reversal in a Pug, SFT Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN, August 2006.
               Tonya Stephens, UF Class of 2009: 4th place Student Case Presentation, Bilateral
                   Seminoma in a Stallion, SFT Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN, August 2006.
               Erin Sellers Newkirk, UF Class of 2007: 3rd place Student Case Presentation,
                   Hemorrhagic Vulvar Discharge in a Pregnant Bitch, SFT Annual Conference,
                   Charleston, SC, August 2005.
               Ashley Mounts, UF Class of 2006: Senior Veterinary Student Research Project,
                   Influence of Housing Variation on Serum Cortisol Concentration in Captive Male
                   White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium Simum).
               Elizabeth Abato, UF Class of 2009: Senior Veterinary Student Research Project,
                   Comparison between serum cortisol and testosterone in Greater Asian One-horned
                   Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis).
               Leah Tibbals, Class of 2007 (Ross University): Osteosarcoma of the os penis in a
                   dog. 6th place, SFT Annual Conference, Monterey, CA. August 2007.
              Student mentoring
              These are students who used me as a continuing resource during their veterinary
              curriculum to help with professional questions during their courses of study. In general I
              helped with planning for courses, preceptorships, externships, internships, and
              employment.
                    Magda Rosol, ISU Class of 2010; aided Magda in her successful application for
                        the Winner’s Circle Scholarship from the American Association of Equine
                        Practitioners
                    Jessica Waldock, ISU Class of 2010; aided Jessica in finding and securing 3
                        different equine veterinary externships for her senior year.
                    Amanda Silverberg, ISU Class of 2010; aided Amanda in securing a senior year
                        externship at White Oak Conservation Center.
              Veterinarians
               Charles Broaddus, Theriogenology resident at Oklahoma State University, passed
                   qualifying ACT qualifying exam August 2007.
               Glen Jensen, Private practitioner in Castle Dale, UT, preparing to take ACT
                   qualifying exam August 2010.
               Danielle Munson, WSU Class of 2003, Private practitioner at Sumner Veterinary
                   Hospital in Sumner, WA, preparing for ACT certification, scheduled to take
                   qualifying exam August 2012.
               Chelsea Cohorn, Theriogenology resident at Oklahoma State University, passed
                   ACT qualifying examination August 2009
               Linda Kauffman, Theriogenology/community practice faculty at Iowa State
                   University, preparing to take the ACT qualifying examination in 2011.


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Memberships
                     American College of Theriogenologists
                     Society for Theriogenology
                     American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
                     American Veterinary Medical Association
                     Society for Conservation Biology
                     National Audubon Society (Vice President of local chapter 2006-07)


Committee Work
                     ACT Mission Committee                                   May 2009-present
                          o Determine the purpose of the ACT and how to better market the
                              organization and otherwise attain those goals.
                     ACT Credentialing Committee                             June 2009-present
                          o Review applicants’ packets of those applying to take the ACT board-
                              certification examination.
                     Iowa State University IACUC Committee                   April 2009-present
                          o Review project proposals; especially those pertaining to endocrine work.
                     Iowa State University Admissions Committee
                          o Behavior Interview Subcommittee

International Presentations and Lectures
        Mare breeding management; ART in horses. Both presentations delivered at Szt. István Egyetem
        in Budapest to the International and Hungarian veterinary classes. Lectures delivered in English
        and Hungarian. September 2009.

        Complete curriculum in equine theriogenology at St. Matthew’s University on Grand Cayman
        Island; includes lectures on: breeding management, pregnancy, breeding soundness evaluations,
        infertility, eutocia & dystocia, puerperium disorders, semen evaluation, stallion reproductive
        disorders, and assisted reproductive techniques.

        Complete curriculum in small animal (predominantly canine) theriogenology at St. Matthew’s
        University on Grand Cayman Island; includes lectures on: gonadal, prostatic, mammary, uterine,
        & vaginal disease, infectious infertility, periparturient & neonatal disease, breeding management
        & artificial insemination, pregnancy, eutocia & dystocia, caesarian section, and feline
        theriogenology. Also included 2 labs: vaginal cytology and semen collection & evaluation.

        Manipulating estrous cycles in major taxonomic groups. Masters class for zoo veterinarians.
        Zoological Society of London. London Zoo. September 27, 2006.

        The Science and ART of Captive Propagation of Wildlife. Masters Lecture in Wildlife Medicine,
        The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, England, December 1, 2005.

        Canine Vaginal Disease; Canine Infectious Infertility; Breeding Management in the Bitch.
        Curriculum lectures to senior veterinary students. Szt Istvan University, Faculty of Veterinary
        Science, Budapest, Hungary. November 28, 2005; October 2, 2006; September 22, 2008.

        Influences of age, time of year, and female presence on serum testosterone concentration in
        captive black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). BW Christensen, MHT Troedsson, M Oliva, J
        Hernandez, ML Macpherson, MA Pozor, and LM Penfold. 5th international symposium on
        physiology, behaviour, and conservation of wildlife. Berlin, Germany. September 26-29, 2004.

National Presentations and Lectures




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        Technical advances in the classroom; Society for Theriogenology Educators’ Forum;
        Albuquerque, NM, August 2009

        Canine Infectious Infertility; Veterinary Involvement in Breeding Management. Pheasants Forever
        Pheasant Fest, Annual meeting; Madison, WI; February 6-8, 2009.

        Equine series (High risk mare, Induction of parturition, Semen evaluation, Embryo transfer,
        Dystocia Management, Breeding Management). Central States Veterinary Conference.
        Baltimore, MD, April 18-20, 2008.

        Invasive and Non-invasive Methods of Hormone Monitoring in Captive Wildlife. Rhino Keepers
        Workshop, Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2005.

        Canine and Feline semen freezing, Small Animal Breeding Symposium, Society for
        Theriogenology, Charleston, SC, August 2005.

        Exogenous Influences on Serum Testosterone Concentration in Captive Black Rhinoceros
        (Diceros bicornis). BW Christensen, MHT Troedsson, M Olivia, J Hernandez, ML Macpherson,
        MA Pozor, and LM Penfold. Poster at annual conference for the American Association of Zoo
        Veterinarians, San Diego, Califorina, August 28-September 3, 2004.

        Social, seasonal, and age-related influences on serum testosterone concentration in captive black
        rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). BW Christensen, MHT Troedsson, M Oliva, J Hernandez, ML
        Macpherson, MA Pozor, and LM Penfold. Annual conference for the Society for Theriogenology.
        Lexington, Kentucky. August 5-7, 2004.

Refereed Articles
        Dystocia and paraparesis associated with intra-pelvic space-restricting hematoma in a Spanish
        Ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Vilar J, Ramirez G, Corbera J. [Paper #2008-0094] Journal of Zoo and
        Wildlife Medicine.

        Three cases of mega allantoic vesicles in the equine placenta. Singh K, Holyoak GR, Snider TA,
        Schlafer DH. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2008.

Local Presentations and Lectures
   Iowa State University (VCS 447) Equine Veterinary Diagnostic Skills
         Coordinator for a new course focusing on training senior veterinary students to perform and
            interpret entry-level diagnostic skills with horses. Course spans the disciplines of
            theriogenology, medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, and radiology and includes a comparative
            study looking at graduate competency between students who did and did not take the course.
         First offered Fall 2009.

    Iowa State University (VDPAM 450) Clinical Theriogenology
         Didactic course for third-year veterinary students.
         Taught 4 of 10 canine lectures and all 15 equine lectures, as well as 2 general species lectures
            on sex determination.
         Currently actively involved in restructuring of the course to offer more of a tracking option,
            allowing students to focus more on their respective species of interest.

    Iowa State University
         Equine Embryo Transfer; Mare & Foal Seminar at Kildee Hall; February 14, 2009.
         Veisha 2009; Equine Pregnancy Ultrasound; April 18, 2009.
         ANI SCI 417 April 2009: Equine Embryo Transfer (2 hours)

    Pheasants Forever Pheasantfest 2009, Madison, Wisconsin



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          Veterinary role in canine breeding management
          Canine infectious infertility

   Central Iowa Kennel Club
        Veterinary Role in Canine Reproduction. May 19, 2009.

   Ellsworth Community College
        AGE 205 Breeding Management course; “Equine Embryo Transfer;” April 29, 2009.

   Iowa Greyhound Association
        Breeding management services at ISU; January 24, 2009.

   Fort Dodge Kennel Club
         Veterinary Role in Canine Reproduction. September 18, 2008.

   Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
        CE meeting key speaker, topics: Equine Embryo Transfer, High Risk Pregnancy, and Equine
           Dystocia. November 5, 2008.

   Resident Seminars
        Rhino Mojo: External Effects on Serum Testosterone. April 5, 2006.
        The ART (Assisted Reproductive Techniques) of Conservation. October 26, 2004.
        Erectile Dysfunction. Resident Seminar, University of Florida, May 18, 2004.

   University of Florida VEM 5278: THERIOGENOLOGY
        Small Ruminant Reproduction. November 2004 and 2005.
        Bovine Abortion. November 2004.
        Porcine Reproduction: Makin’ Bacon. November 2003.
        8 different 3 hour labs (October-December 2003-2006) covering the following topics:
                o Bovine palpation, Bovine Obstetrics, Bovine Gynecology, Bovine Andrology,
                     Equine Gynecology, Equine BSE & AI, Canine-female reproduction, Canine-male
                     reproduction

   University of Florida VEM 5271: SMALL ANIMAL REPRODUCTION AND SURGERY
        Canine Vaginal Disease. September 2005.
        Canine Testicular and Epididymal Disease. September 2005.
        Canine and Feline Infectious Infertility. September 2004.
        Canine Parturition: Eutocia and Dystocia. September 2003.

   University of Florida VEM 5274: EQUINE REPRODUCTION
        Equine Dystocia. September 2005.
        BSE in the Mare. September 2004.

   University of Florida VEM 5111: ANIMAL SYSTEMS II
        Sex Determination. January 2005 and 2006.
        Can a Tom be a Tortoise-shell? January 2005 and 2006.
        SRY-negative XX sex reversal in a bitch. January 2005.
        Breed My Mare! (A case of vernal transition). January 2004.

   University of Florida VEM 5110A: MAMMALIAN ENDOCRINOLOGY
        Glucocorticoid hormones in health, medicine, and disease. November 2004 and 2005.
        Adrenal medullary hormones and stress response. November 2004 and 2005.

   Miscellaneous



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            Exogenous influences on serum testosterone concentrations in male African rhinoceros
             species. Alpha Psi Research Day, University of Florida, June 9, 2006.
            Hemospermia in a Stallion: Blood on the Track. Lunch-rounds Seminar. Florida Student
             Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology. February 2006.
            Foaling Prediction. Equine manager short course, University of Florida. January 2006.
            Stallion Semen Collection. Technician Continuing Education. University of Florida. January
             2006.
            Stallion Semen Processing for Cooled Shipment. Technician Continuing Education.
             University of Florida. February 2006.
            Placental Examination. Technician Continuing Education. University of Florida. June 2005.
            Small Animal Reproduction: NAVLE Board Review. University of Florida. October 2004.
            Canine Dystocia and Low-Income Owners: Merry Christmas Dr. Grinch. Clinicians’ Problem
             Conference, University of Florida, February 18, 2004.
            Python Gamete Rescue and Artificial Insemination: Are Heroic Efforts Unethical?
             Clinicians’ Problem Conference. University of Florida, February 18, 2004.
            Equine Reproduction. NAVLE Board Review. University of Florida. October 2003.

Community Involvement:
      Merit badge counselor for Boy Scouts of America: Bird Study, Nature, and Veterinary
          Science merit badges.
      Vice President of Alachua Audubon Society: chair of fundraising and advertising committees,
          member of conservation and education committees.
      Sunday School teacher (October 2006-Aug 2007): age 12 -13 year olds, Church of Jesus
          Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Sunday School teacher (June 2008-present): adult class, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
          Saints.

Hobbies: Birding, SCUBA, hiking/camping, skiing, gardening, dancing (ballroom, swing, country),
running, racquetball, reading (favorite authors: Ernest Hemmingway, Thomas Hardy; favorite poets: Petöfi
Sandor, Robinson Jeffers, Robert Frost).




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