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Instructors

Dr. Ken Bafundo


Dr. Vicki Bowes


Dr. Steven Collett

Dr. Steven Collett holds the current position of Clinical Assistant Professor at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDrC) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Georgia. Not only is Dr.Collett responsible for providing veterinary service to the poultry industry for the State of Georgia, but he also teaches clinical medicine in the Masters of Avian Medicine Program.

A South African native, Dr.Collett received his MMed.Vet in Poultry from the University of Pretoria along with his BVSc in Veterinary Medicine. His industry experience has been acquired from over 10 years in private practice, head veterinarian with Rainbow Chicken Farms in South Africa, and Director of Alltech Inc., North American Poultry Division.

Dr.Collett is world renown for his research and expertise on Avian Gut Health.


Dr. Bill Cox


Dr. Scott Gillingham


Dr. Charles Hofacre

Dr. Charles Hofacre currently is a professor at the University of Georgia where he is primarily responsible for teaching the Masters of Avian Medicine students, working in the Poultry Diagnostics Lab, and supporting the poultry industry in the Southeast United States. His highly sought after research expertise involves Necrotic Enteritis and Organisms involved in Foodborne Illness.

The Ohio State University, College of Agriculture provided Dr.Hofacre with both his B.S and M.S before moving to Athens, Georgia to obtain his Ph.D and Masters of Avian Medicine from the University of Georgia where he currently resides.

Dr.Charles Hofacre has held the distinguished position of Secretary-Treasurer for the American Asssociation of Avian Pathologists since 2003.


Dr. Stewart Ritchie

Dr. Stewart Ritchie is the President of Canadian Poultry Consultants and S.J. Ritchie Research Farms. He has been participating in the Platinum Brooding® program since its inception.

Stew received his B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of British Columbia and earned his M.S. from the University of Arkansas and D.V.M. from the University of Saskatchewan. Stew is also a Diplomate in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

He has now completed his term as president of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP).


Martin Rishøj Jensen


Dr. Lindsay Kehler


Mike McIlwee


Dr. Kristen Roza-Sutherland


Dr. Roberto Soares


Dr. John Smith

Dr. Smith is the Director of Health and Hatchery Services at the Fieldale Farms Corporation. He has earned all of his degrees from the University of Georgia: DVM 1975, MS in Medical Microbiology 1983, Master of Avian Medicine 1991. Dr. Smith has held such prestigious positions as Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, Assistant Professor of Food Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University, Associate Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University, and head of the United States Animal Health Association's Committee on Transmissible Diseases of Poultry and Other Avian Species.

Dr. Smith has been working at Fieldale Farms Corporation since 1991.


Dr. Brad Turner


Dr. Mojtaba Yegani