Deadwood, SD / June 21-23, 2023
Dr. Saxon received his DVM from Iowa State University in 1986. He completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and residencies at the AMC and University of Pennsylvania. He practiced in the San Francisco area until 2007 and owned an intensive care unit in a specialty referral practice in Washington, D.C. He has been an IDEXX Reference Laboratories internal medicine consultant since 1997. Dr. Saxon is a coauthor of Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and has authored articles on cardiomyopathy, acute abdomen disease, drug toxicities and burn injury.
Dr. Olson serves the citizens of South Dakota as a Professor and South Dakota State University Extension Beef Specialist based in Rapid City. He earned his PhD in 1986 at Utah State University and has been a professor at SDSU since 2006.
Dr. Hille is originally from west-central Nebraska and graduated with a DVM degree from Iowa State University. He practiced beef cattle feedlot and cow/calf medicine in South Dakota for approximately five years before coming to UNL for a Ph.D. and residency in Anatomic Pathology which he completed in 2021. Dr. Hille is currently an Assistant Professor and diagnostic pathologist at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center. His research and diagnostic interests are on infectious diseases and immunology of beef cattle.
Dr. Loy is a professor, veterinary diagnostic microbiologist and faculty supervisor for the bacteriology and molecular diagnostic laboratories in the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center. His area of focus includes the application of bacterial genomics, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, infrared spectrometry (FT-IR), and PCR to veterinary pathogen detection and characterization. Primarily these efforts are focused on the opportunistic pathogens associated with bovine respiratory and ocular diseases, as well as antimicrobial resistance. He is an instructor in both the Veterinary Science undergraduate curriculum and the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.