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Nathan Helgert


Saturday, September 25

  • Cytology: Slide Preparation and Interpretation

  • Cytology Wet Lab A: for Technicians

  • Cytology Wet Lab B: for Technicians

Nathan Helgert is a diagnostic pathologist and assistant professor at Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center. Dr. Helgert graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After practicing for 4 years in mixed animal practice in Northwestern Pennsylvania, he completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Tennessee in 2019. Dr. Helgert is a certified anatomic pathologist by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Helgert’s professional interests include cytology, dermatopathology, and poultry pathology. A militant cat person, Dr. Helgert lives in Hopkinsville with his wife, four cats, and a grumpy blue-fronted Amazon parrot.

Jordan Danielle Williams

RVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)

Sunday, September 26

  • Dealings with the Lows of Blood Pressure

  • Flat-Faced Anesthesia: Management of Brachycephalic Patients

  • Finding the Equilibrium of Unstable Patients

  • Pain or Dysphoria?

Jordan was raised in LaGrange KY, where her parents and niece still reside. She graduated with a BS with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University in 2010. During her time at Morehead State University, she did an externship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she discovered her passion for teaching. After graduation, Jordan started at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in West Lafayette IN as a Large Animal and Small Animal Anesthesia Technologist. In September 2017, she earned her VTS in Anesthesia & Analgesia. In December of 2018, Jordan changed roles within Purdue to Senior Instructional Technologist. She instructed in clinical skills courses in the DVM program and small animal nursing courses in the Veterinary Nursing program. In July of 2021, Jordan started as an Instructor for the Vet Tech Institute at the International Business College in Indianapolis IN, teaching anesthesia and large animal. Jordan has a special interest in pain management and local/regional blocks. She currently lives in Lafayette IN with her 3 dogs (Izzy, Leo & Jade) and 1 cat (Mark).