Veterinary Education and Training

University of Missouri’s new Veterinary Education and Training (VET) ECHO will create a collaborative and inclusive community to support veterinarians through case-based learning and evidence-based education. A team of livestock medicine specialists will consult with practitioners to ultimately improve outcomes for producers. MU VET ECHO’s interactive online learning sessions will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Click here to download flyer. Click below to register.


Goals & Objectives

  • Share evidence-based knowledge and build a community for discussing important topics in livestock medicine
  • Facilitate collegial consultation on herd health and individual livestock animal health concerns
  • Provide virtual opportunities for continuing education credit for practicing veterinarians

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • Free continuing education: Approved for 1 hour of veterinary continuing education by the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Collaboration and ongoing learning with a variety of experts in livestock medicine
  • No cost to participating sites and individuals

Topics for Learning & Discussion

  • Forage-related livestock morbidity in the “fescue belt”
  • Lameness in cow/calf operations
  • Swine vaccination: commercial vs pet
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Pain management in beef calves
  • Calf diarrhea
  • Backyard poultry medicine
  • Bovine orthopedics – practice tips
  • Anaplasmosis in cattle
  • BVD – testing and management
  • Mineral deficiency in beef cows

Meet the Expert Team

Pamela Adkins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Food Animal Internist, MU VHC Food Animal Clinic

Tim Evans, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DABVT, Toxicologist/Theriogenologist, MU VMDL Toxicology

Corinne Bromfield, DVM, Extension Veterinarian – Swine, MU Veterinary Extension

Craig Payne, DVM, MS, Extension Veterinarian – Beef, MU Veterinary Extension

Tamara Gull, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM, DACVM, Food Animal Internist/Microbiologist, MU VMDL Bacteriology

Scott Poock, DVM, DABVP, Extension Veterinarian – Dairy, MU Veterinary Extension

Brian Shoemake, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), Food Animal Internist/Herd Health, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Christopher Baughman, DVM, State Extension Specialist – Small Ruminants, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

Cody Secrest, DVM, Rural Large Animal Practitioner, Countryside Veterinary Clinic