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Dr. Jennifer M. Akers

Contact Information

13350 Cedarwood Drive
St. George, KS 66535


Education

December 2009: Kansas State University – Master of Public Health
May 2001: Iowa State University – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
May 1997: Northwest Missouri State University – Bachelor of Science

Professional Experience

03/2018-Current: Faculty – Options for Animals
02/2016-Current: CEO, Senior Veterinarian – Cedarwood Veterinary Integrative Services
10/2015-12/2017: Clinical Assistant Professor – Kansas State University, VDL
02/2006-10/2015: Clinical Assistant Professor – Kansas State University, VHC
08/2005-01/2006: Associate Veterinarian – Emergency Animal Clinic of Topeka
2004-2005: Associate Veterinarian – Manchester’s Animal Medical Center
2002-2004: Associate Veterinarian – Los Banos Veterinary Clinic
2001-2002: Associate Veterinarian – Glenwood Veterinary Clinic

Teaching Responsibilities

Core Veterinary Courses
Fall 2017 – DMP 785 Diagnostic Medicine

Summer 2015 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Spring 2015 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Fall 2014 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Summer 2014 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Spring 2014 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Fall 2013 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Summer 2013 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Spring 2013 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Fall 2012 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Spring 2012 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Fall 2011 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Summer 2011 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 771 Small Animal General Dentistry

Spring 2011 – CS753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 755 Small Animal General Orthopedic Surgery*

Fall 2010 – CS753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 755 Small Animal General Orthopedic Surgery*

Summer 2010 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 755 Small Animal General Orthopedic Surgery*

Spring 2010 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 755 Small Animal General Orthopedic Surgery*

Fall 2009 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 755 Clinical Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery*

Summer 2009 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 755 Clinical Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery*

Spring 2009 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 754 Clinical Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery*

Fall 2008 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 754 Clinical Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery*

Summer 2008 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 754 Clinical Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery** –

Spring 2008 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 754 Clinical Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery**

Fall 2007 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 754 Clinical Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery**

Summer 2007 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
CS 754 Clinical Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery**

Spring 2007 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
Fall 2006 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine

Summer 2006 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine
Spring 2006 – CS 753 Small Animal General Medicine

*Clinical responsibility: Veterinary Dentistry
**Clinical responsibility: electives (ovariohysterectomies, castrations, declaws)

Didactic Teaching
Spring 2017 – CS 779 Clinical Pharmacology
Lecture: Shelter Medicine

Spring 2016 – CS 779 Clinical Pharmacology
Lecture: Antibiotics, Analgesics in Small Animal Dentistry – – – Spring 2015 – CS 711 Small Animal Medicine
Lectures: Introduction to Dentistry, Periodontal disease, Extractions

Spring 2015 – CS 779 Clinical Pharmacology
Lecture: Antibiotics, Analgesics in Small Animal Dentistry

Spring 2014 – CS 711 Small Animal Medicine
Lectures: Introduction to Dentistry, Periodontal disease

Spring 2014 – CS 779 Clinical Pharmacology
Lecture: Antibiotics, Analgesics in Small Animal Dentistry

Spring 2013 – CS 711 Small Animal Medicine
Lectures: Periodontal disease, Tooth resorption and LPS

Spring 2013 – CS 779 Clinical Pharmacology
Lecture: Antibiotics, Analgesics in Small Animal Dentistry

Spring 2012 – CS 711 Small Animal Medicine
Lectures: Periodontal disease, Tooth resorption and LPS

Spring 2012 – Lecture: Antibiotics, Analgesics in Small Animal Dentistry
CS 779 Clinical Pharmacology

Student Advisor
2012-2014 – Faculty advisor for Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Christian Veterinary Fellowship

2007-2012 – Faculty advisor for Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Public Health Club

2006-2009 – Faculty mentor for Freshman students

Spring 2009 – Faculty mentor for Zoonoses class group project

Spring 2008 – Faculty mentor for Zoonoses class group project

Fall 2007 – Facilitated national board review sessions for senior students

Spring 2007 – Faculty mentor for Zoonoses class group project

Nondirected Service

University Committee
Kansas State University Disaster Recovery Working Group, 2007

College Committees
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Hospital Biosecurity current committee member

Faculty volunteer for Admissions Interviews, Class 2014, January 2010
Faculty volunteer for Admissions Interviews, Class 2015, January 2011

Public Education and Outreach Activities
Paws to Love: trap, neuter, release feral/rescue cat program, weekly clinic: 2012-current. As of November, 2017, 5000+ cats have been sterilized under this program.

Guest speaker for KSU Horsemen’s Club, Feb and April 2018: Equine Chiropractic, Acupuncture

Presenter at Kansas State University June Conference, 2015: Dental Extractions

Facilitated wetlab concerning canine tooth extraction for Kansas State University June Conference, 2014

Guest speaker for Christian Veterinary Fellowship- Kansas State University, March 2013 (Work-Life
Balance)

Guest speaker for SCAAEP- Kansas State University, October 2012 meeting (Care of the Endurance
Horse)

Guest speaker for Veterinary Technician Program- Colby College, October 2012 (Zoonosis in the
Workplace, Periodontal Disease)

Facilitated a wetlab concerning tooth extraction in dogs for Kansas State University June Conference, 2012

Guest speaker for Christian Veterinary Fellowship- Kansas State University, March 2012 (Work-Life
Balance)

Organized an educational segment about oral home care for pets for Girls Researching Our World program, to be held November 2011

Interview for August 2011 Lifelines issue: LIFELINES VIDEO FEATURE : What can the Pet Health Center do for you?

Guest speaker for Frank Jordan Seminar- Kansas State University, March 2011 (Workplace Hazards)

Guest speaker for Veterinary Technician Conference- Kansas State University, March 2011 (Workplace
Hazards)

Interview: In today’s news from K-State for Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010: PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE, DAILY BRUSHING KEYS TO HEALTHY PET

Guest speaker for Veterinary Technician Conference- Kansas State University, March 2010 (Zoonotic
diseases)

Spoke with Kindergarteners at Lee Elementary, October 2009 (Dog Bite Prevention and Dentistry)

Kansas State Animal Response Team past board member

Guest speaker for Kansas State Animal Response Team training meeting, July 2008 (Zoonotic diseases)

Guest speaker for Girls Researching Our World program (Sponsored by the Women in
Engineering and Science Program, Targeted Excellence), October 2007 (Disaster Preparedness)

Manuscript Referee

Chun-Geun Kim, So-Young Lee, Byeong-Teck Kang, Hee-myung Park. Assessment of dental abnormalities by full-mouth radiography in small breed dogs
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Accepted for publication

Anita Tucker, Tina Widowski, Robert Friendship. Associations between dental and oral condition at weaning and future growth. Journal of Swine Health and Production. Volume 18:2, 2010. Pg 68-74.

Refereed Publication

Jennifer Akers, Patricia Payne, Carol Ann Holcomb, Bonnie Rush, David Renter, Manuel Moro, Lisa
Freeman. Public Health Education at Kansas State University. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
Volume 35:2, 2008. Pg 187-193.

Continuing Education

2017
-34th Annual Frank W Jordan Seminar in Shelter Medicine, Kansas State University
-Kansas Veterinary Regenerative Symposium, Manhattan KS
-Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic: Equine Foot and Ankle, Wellsville, KS

2015-2016
-Options for Animals Essentials Chiropractic Course (5 sessions), Wellsville, KS

2014
-Chi Institute Evidence Based Acupuncture Online Class
-Chi Institute Mixed Animal Fall Acupuncture Class (5 sessions), Reddick, FL

2012
-Veterinary Dental Forum- Seattle, WA
-American Endurance Riding Conference Control Judge Program

2011
-Veterinary Dental Forum- Boston, MA
-Veterinary Dental Education Online- University of Illinois
-Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals, online course, Iowa State University

2010
-Veterinary Dental Forum- San Antonio, TX
-Veterinary Dental Education Online- University of Illinois

2009
-16th Annual Mid-Western Exotic Animal Medicine Conference- Kansas State University- dentistry wetlab
-Small Animal Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Oncology Conference- Kansas State University
-Tritrichomonas foetus: A New Agent of Feline Diarrhea- Compendium (online)
-Veterinary Dental Education Online- University of Illinois

2008
-Small Animal Companion Animal Dentistry wetlab- Lenexa, KS
-Central Veterinary Conference- Kansas City, MO (Including 9 CE hours in Veterinary Dentistry)
-Humane Society: Disaster Animal Response Training- Wichita, KS

2007
-Humane Society: Disaster Animal Response Training- Hays, KS
-Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute: Zoonoses and National Biosecurity- Kansas City, MO
-Partnerships for Preparedness: Future Directions for Schools of Public Health and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine AAVMC/ASPH Joint Symposium-Atlanta, GA
-24th Annual Frank W. Jordan Seminar: Zoonoses and Pets of Immunocompromised Clients- Manhattan, KS

2006
-68th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and KVMA Trade Show- Manhattan, KS

Honors and Awards

2015 Faculty Scholarship Award, Options for Animals

2014 Faculty Scholarship Award, Chi Institute

2014 Vet Tech Colleges 15 Top Vet Dental Professors

2010 Outstanding Master of Public Health Student- Kansas State University Excellence in Public Health awards reception, April 2010

Professional Organization/Activities and Licensure:

Certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

International Veterinary Chiropractic Association member

Licensed and accredited in Kansas

DEA License

American Veterinary Medical Association member

American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine member

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