blisskm

Bliss, Kathleen M

Email: BlissKM@alfredstate.edu
Department: Agriculture and Veterinary Tech.
Office Location:Agriculture Science Bldg.
Office Phone: 607-587-4731

Education

Excelsior College Albany, NY  
MALS  2003-2006

Thesis title: Where Did We Go Wrong?  Social Issues and their Ramifications for the Pitt Bull Terrier and its Breeders. This study looks at the ethical, political, biological and financial ramifications of the Pit Bull Terrier breed on society.  It takes a critical look at how the Pitt Bull Terrier breed evolved, and the motives behind various breeding practices.  In addition, it examines how the people who support the breed are perceived, and how they are affected by insurance companies, lawmakers and other individuals that are opposed to the breed and its ownership.  It studies the problem of perception, breeding practices, and laws regarding dog ownership.  Recommendations are made regarding future studies and collection of data regarding pit bull issues as well as for improving the image of this much maligned breed.

Medaille College Buffalo, NY 
AS Veterinary Technology 1996-1997                 

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 
BS Animal Science-School of Agriculture 1992-1994                                       

Alfred State College Alfred, NY
AAS Agriculture Science: Animal Science emphasis-School of Agriculture 1990-1992 <--break->


Teaching Overview

Fall 2001: 

  • Introduction to Veterinary Technology  (lecture and labs) VETS 1203
  • Animal Health Care  (lecture and labs) VETS 3002

Spring 2002

  • Animal Parasitology (lecture only) VETS 3013
  • Pathophysiology of Animal Disease VETS 2013
  • Anatomy and Physiology Small Animals (lab) VETS 2014   
  • Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing (lab) VETS 3004

Fall 2002

  • Introduction to Veterinary Technology  (lecture and labs) VETS 1203
  • Animal Health Care  (lecture and labs) VETS 3002

Spring 2003

  • Animal Parasitology (lecture and labs) VETS 3013
  • Anatomy and Physiology Small Animals (lab) VETS 2014
  • Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing (lab) VETS 3004

Fall 2003

  • Introduction to Veterinary Technology  (lecture and labs) VETS 1203
  • Animal Health Care  (lecture and labs) VETS 3002

Spring 2004

  • Animal Parasitology (lecture and labs) VETS 3013
  • Anatomy and Physiology Small animals(lab) VETS 2014
  • Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing (lab) VETS 3004

Fall 2004

  • Introduction to Veterinary Technology  (lecture and labs) VETS 1203
  • Laboratory Animal Management (lecture and labs) VETS 4103

Spring 2005

  • Animal Parasitology (lecture and labs) VETS 3013
  • Anatomy and Physiology Small animals(lab) VETS 2014
  • Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing (lab) VETS 3004

Fall 2005

  •  Introduction to Veterinary Technology (lectures and labs) VETS 1203
  •  Laboratory Animal Management (lecture and labs) VETS 4103

Spring 2006

  •  Animal Parasitology (lecture and labs) VETS 3013
  •  Anatomy and Physiology Small animals(lab) VETS 2014
  •  Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing (lab) VETS 3004

Fall 2006

  • Laboratory Animal Management (lecture and labs) VETS 4103
  • Animal Health Care  (lecture and labs) VETS 3002

Publications and Events

      Publications  

Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing Laboratory Manual-

                  available on website and on Blackboard   for this semester. Alfred State College Agriculture Programs Promotional CD

Lectures Presented:

       Common parasites of the dog-presentation for Allegany County 4H-Fall 2004

       Common Ectoparasites-presentation for Stuben county 4H-Spring 2005

       The Truth About Rats and Cavies-Small Animals in the Classroom-Summer 2005 Presentation for the NYS Agriculture Educators Conference

      

 

        IPM of Small Ruminants Workshop in conjunction with the the Cornell Cooperative Extension Spring 2007, 2008

       Common Parasites of Horses for Allegany County 4H Fall 2008

 

                       

 


Honors and Awards
  • Alfred State College Alumni Association Grant: Funds to                                                 2006          purchase a pulse-oximeter for the Surgical Nursing lab
  • Alfred State College Alumni Association Grant: Canine                                                    2006                     Ear Models for Anatomy lab
  • UUP Joint Labor Management Committee Retraining                                                       2006          Fellowship Program Grant to finish Masters course work and thesis 

                   

  • UUP Joint Labor Management Committee Professional 2005 Development Individual award-for attending Canine behavior course at Purdue University
  • Alfred State College Alumni Grant: materials needed for 2001-2003

      Parasitology labs                                         

  • SPCA Scholarship 1990-1992
  • Alfred State College Choir Scholarship 1992

 


Service

 

Represented Alfred State College Agriculture and Veterinary Technology programs at:

  • NYS Farm Show Spring 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Empire Farm Days Summer 2002, 2004, 2006 (included a prospective student seminar in 2006)
  • Cornell Veterinary School Open House Spring 2002, 2004
  • Genesee Valley Equine Center

                              Horse Health Seminar                      Spring 2002, 2003, 2004

      Veterinary Technician Continuing Education Program of Western New York                                                         1997-2001

  • Allegany County Fair-re-established department relationship with fair by setting up displays and sponsoring several 4H competition trophies

                                                                                          Summer 2002-2006

  • Advanced Placement Biology Class-Bolivar Richburg School-present lab on animal anatomy Spring 2001-2006
  • Science Fair Judge Bolivar Richburg Central School Spring 2003, 2004
  • Presentation on Animal Health Care Fillmore Central School FFA Fall 2004, 2005, Spring 2006
  • Presented Integrated Parasite Control for Small Ruminants in conjunction with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Fall 2006