Katie Long | Searcy, AR 
She received her undergraduate in 2022 from AR State Univ IN May of 2022. Her focus in Heart Disease with Dr. Brad White and is expected to finish fall/spring of 2024.
Maddie Mancke | Olympia, WA 
She finished her undergraduate degree from K-State Animal Sciences and Industry and is focusing on concurrent diseases in Cattle with Dr. Brad White. She hopes to finish in fall of 2024 or spring of 2025.
Paige Schmidt | Southeast Medina, ND | phschmidt@vet.k-state.edu
She is pursuing a masters in bio-medical science, concurrently with her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) and plans to graduate in 2024. She is currently working on AIP /BRD disease with her Necropsy files. She quotes: “The west wasn’t won on salads.”
Dannell Kopp | Hiawatha, KS
She works closely with Dr. Robert Larson who is guiding her with BRD treatments and cost analytics /predictive economic model. She is hoping to finish in the fall of 2025 or spring of 2026.
Rachel Brown | Topeka, KS
She works closely with Dr. Phillip Lancaster and is working on liver and GI tract diseases. She plans to finish in fall of 2025 or spring of 2026.
Lilli Heinen
Lilli Heinen
PhD student, pathobiology | Bergisch Gladbach, Germany | lheinen@vet.k-state.edu.
Lilli is working on a PhD concurrent with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Her focus is on predictive models for managing feedlot outcomes she hopes to graduate in 2024 and receive her PhD the following year.
Kyndall Neal
MS, bio-medical science concurrent with perusing a DVM degree | Wamego, KS | Knorris34@vet.k-state.edu.
In addition to completing the 4- year DVM curriculum, she was selected in her first year for the Veterinary Training Program in rural Kansas and will spend additional time during the summer months learning about public health, rural sociology, natural disaster preparedness and foreign animal disease. While striving toward these amazing goals, she is also completing her master’s in bio-medical sciences. She plans to graduate 2024 and move to western Kansas.
Conrad Schelkopf
Geneva, Nebraska | conrads@vet.k-state.edu
He is pursuing dual degrees while studying for his doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM). His research focuses on food animal diagnostics and therapeutics emphasizing antimicrobial stewardship under the leadership of co-advisors: Drs. Mike Apley and Brian Lubbers. He plans on completing his DVM in 2024 and his PhD the following year.
Jessica Jensen
Student, Agricultural Communications and Journalism – with a minor in Agricultural Sales | Courtland, KS | jajensen@ksu.edu | BCI relies on her to produce and edit the weekly podcast: Cattle Chat. She also posts on the BCI Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.