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NC State CVM 2024 Small Ruminant Husbandry Owner Workshop

May 18, 2024

The NC State Ruminant Medicine Service invites owners, breeders, and producers to attend the 2024 Small Ruminant Husbandry Owner Workshop

Please join us at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for continuing education regarding small ruminant husbandry! This full day learning experience is targeted towards small ruminant (sheep and goat) and camelid owners, breeders, and producers. Our amazing clinicians will provide 50-minute lectures on critical topics relating to small ruminant and camelid husbandry.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please come and join us!


Registration for this event is $60.00 and includes workshop notes, breakfast and lunch!


7:00 – 7:45 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 AMWelcomeJennifer Halleran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
8:05 – 8:55 AMGastrointestinal ParasitesSiena Mitman, DVM, MPH
9:05 – 9:55 AMGastrointestinal Parasites Treatment and ManagementSarah Goss, DVM
9:55 – 10:10 AMBreak
10:10 – 11:00 AMSmall Ruminant NutritionAndrew Weaver, DMS, PhD
11:10 AM – 12:00 PMPasture ManagementJohnny Rogers, BS, MS
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 – 1:50 PMMost Common EmergenciesBlanca Camacho, DVM
2:00 – 2:50 PMGeriatric Goat and Sheep CareSarah Goss, DVM
2:50 – 3:05 PMBreak
3:05 – 3:55 PMCamelid HusbandrySarah Goss, DVM
4:05 – 4:55 PMMedication and Antimicrobial UseJennifer Halleran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Blanca Camacho

Dr. Blanca E. Camacho is a doctoral student at North Carolina State University. She recently completed her Ruminant Health residency at North Carolina State University CVM. Dr. Camacho graduated from UC Davis SVM, completed an internship at Colorado State University VTH, and worked as an associate veterinarian in a mixed-animal practice in Northeast Texas. Prior to starting her residency, she worked in Tulare, CA as a dairy ambulatory clinician.  Dr. Camacho is committed to advancing client and producer education alike!

Dr. Sarah Goss graduated from NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. After graduation, she stayed at NC State University and began a 1 year post-doctoral internship in Ruminant Health Management treating cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Dr. Goss is interested in helping owners of sheep and goats prevent common disease processes to ensure a long and healthy life for these wonderful critters. She’s excited to see how many people have learned they make very entertaining and loving companions.

Dr. Siena Mitman is the Ruminant Health Resident at North Carolina State University. She recently completed a Ruminant Health Management internship at NC State (which she loved so much, she had to stay!). Dr. Mitman attended veterinary school at Tufts University, and obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about working as a team with ruminant owners and producers to maximize the health of their animals, and to feel empowered while they do so!

Jennifer Halleran

Dr. Jennifer Halleran is originally from New Jersey. She received a B.S. in Animal Science and Microbiology from University of Rhode Island. She attended Colorado State University for veterinary school and received her DVM in 2014. From there, she completed a ruminant health internship at North Carolina State University, followed by a large animal internal medicine residency at Oklahoma State University. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Large Animal in 2019. Following her residency, she completed a PhD in Infectious Disease at NCSU. She is currently on faculty at NCSU with a research focus pertaining to enteric bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance profiles in large animals.

Dr. Andrew Weaver is the Extension Small Ruminant Specialist in the Department of Animal
Science at North Carolina State University. Dr. Weaver grew up in central Michigan and
attended Michigan State University where he earned his B.S. in Animal Science in 2015. He
completed his M.S. at Virginia Tech in 2017 studying terminal sire options for hair sheep
producers. That research led him to West Virginia University where he completed his Ph.D.
studying immune mechanisms related to parasite resistance. Dr. Weaver’s research and
extension interests focus on utilization of genetic tools and management practices to improve
parasite resistance, performance, and end-product value of small ruminants in the Southeast

Johnny Rogers and his wife Sharon own Rogers Cattle Company LLC (RCC) in Roxboro, NC. Currently, RCC raises Red Angus cattle, Katahdin Hair Sheep and forest finished pork. RCC markets cattle and hair sheep as well as pasture raised beef, pork and lamb from the farm and at farmer’s markets. Adaptive grazing techniques are used to optimize livestock performance and forage utilization while improving soil health.

In March 2015, Johnny accepted the opportunity to work with the NCSU Amazing Grazing Program. This has allowed Johnny to combine his passion for pasture based livestock systems and for education. Johnny holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from North Carolina State University. He has served in leadership positions with numerous ag-related organizations. Johnny has been recognized as the 2010 North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Award recipient, 2011 Soil and Water Conservation Society Conversation Steward and the 2013 NC Choices Farmer of the Year.