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ISSUE DATE: 11/19/2012

Mobile practice a fit for veternarian

By Kylene Scott

For Quinley Koch it wasn't until after she received her masters degree from Texas A&M University that she realized her desire to become a veterinarian. Koch now owns and operates Elite Equine, a mobile veterinary practice based out of the Wichita, Kan., area.

"I wanted to be a vet when I was younger then decided when I went to college I didn't want to be a vet anymore," Koch said. "I went to Texas A&M and got a masters in animal science, equine science and then decided I wanted to be a vet. So I went to vet school after that."

Koch attended vet school at Oklahoma State University but got her animal science bachelor's degree at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., where she competed on the rodeo team. She also started a master's degree at FHSU before going to Texas A&M.

"There was so many things that I learned about (at Texas A&M) that I couldn't treat anything without being a vet," she said. "I couldn't diagnose and treat things, and I had learned so much about exercise physiology and nutrition that I decided I wanted to be able to treat the athletes."


NEWS

Beneficial mold packaged in bioplastic
Economist: Farmland values likely to keep climbing
Engler scholarships available
Evidence supports claims about importance of breakfast
Minimizing mining damage with manure
MU capstone course brings land-grant functions together
National Agricultural Center features Farmer's Walk of Fame
UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources names 2012 award recipients

CROPS

3i Show chair announced
AgriLife Research contributing new quality to state's No. 1 cash crop
Driftwatch program to help protect crops, habits
Extension service to sponsor tax schools
FSA reminds producers of new acreage reporting deadlines
High Plains cotton crop may be above 10-year average
Kansas Corn applauds development of fair, open global trade policies
Kansas Farmers Union Convention to feature veterans, international co-ops
Kansas Soybean Expo will be 'Fueling Innovations'
Kansas Wheat Commission issues call for research proposals
KDA hosts Turkish wheat millers
K-State Extension hosts ag events
K-State names Distinguished Alumnus
NASS analysis shows Iowa farmers lead in corn, soybeans, hogs and eggs
Plan now for pollination of crops and flowers
Report: Soybean farmer success linked to animal agriculture
Research, demonstration plots balance runoff and erosion reduction
Sorghum Board to meet
Texas farmers appointed to NCGA action teams
Water is at the center of energy development in Kansas

LIVESTOCK

American Hereford Association selects officers, board members
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame honorees announced
AQHA Hall of Fame nominations open
AQHA honors 50-year breeders
AQHA joins forces with American Polo Horse Association
AQHA partners with The Jockey Club
AQHA Ranching Heritage Council update
Bee Synch can help boost beef quality and ranchers' profits
Dr. Getty suggests manuka honey for healing properties
Eight facts about equine deworming
EQQUS Foundation joins UHC, teams up with R.O.A.R. Campaign
Feedlot prospects worrisome for U.S. cattle industry
Flint Hills cowboys continue proving to be the "best in the West"
Glucosamine and the insulin-resistant horse
H-E-B vice president shares consumer insights with TCFA members
Horsewoman mourned by friends
KDA clarifies proposed cattle health regulation
KLA members encouraged to provide input
MCA Convention to host bull auction
MGM Deuces Night wins PRCA halter
Mobile practice a fit for veterinarian
North American Limousin Foundation director retires
Parasite management today
Producers looking to increase calf crop value could turn to surrogacy
Protecting horses against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis
Quarter horses earn their keep for honored breeders
Recent drought causes spike in horse infections in Missouri, MU expert says
Sheep center awards grants
Study to monitor feedyard emissions
Sunlight delivers the vitamin D message for your horse's health
Tips on treats: Which are safe and which are not?
Understanding horse shows
USCA to hold annual meeting in Las Vegas Dec. 11
Zinser program sets the bar high

EDITOR

A time for thanks
Colorado agricultural exports important for state
Cooperation or confusion in lame duck

COLUMNS

Extend the life of transfer pumps
First liar doesn't have a chance
Food is food
Just a scoop full
New herbicide demos effective control
Tell it like it is
The next big thing in conservation policy

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Corn harvest nearing completion
Denison livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry conditions concerning to wheat crop
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids sharply lower
Hay trade slow
High Plains direct slaughter cattle report
High Plains direct slaughter cattle report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Light rain provides little relief
Livestock conditions reflect range, pasture conditions
McAlester Union livestock market report
Moisture levels concern farmers
Most classes of hay selling steady, some light
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Planting, field prep take up farmers' time
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Prevent West Nile virus
Rain, snow help to improve soil moisture levels
Rainfall limits harvest, fieldwork
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Scattered showers, cooler temps throughout state
Some areas of state receive rainfall
Springfield livestock market report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm early-week temps give way to cold, snow
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

Controlling eastern redcedar
Easement enhances Kirby Creek conservation
Grazing strategy meeting will share valuable information with ranchers
Reducing ragweed in pastures
Workshop to focus on managing drought

FAMILY

Chase County cowboys, families top ranch rodeo team
Cherokee County 4H meat judging team takes second at nationals
Galls on oak trees unsightly but harmless
Garden tips for November
Gardening calendars available now
Get the Golden Touch this Holiday
Growing bee balm
Helpful household tips
Highly-qualified clown's main job is entertaining professional rodeo crowds
How history denied Americans a Gallic Thanksgiving
Meditation
NDA encourages consumers to buy firewood locally
Rasmussen's accents make it perfect for family
Research on black bears shows higher population estimates
UNL launches online graduate certificate program in horticulture
Visit Redbud Ridge Vineyard & Winery near Norman, Okla.

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