As a practicing large animal veterinarian and veterinary faculty member, Dr. Meredyth Jones recognized a significant need for convenient, economical RACE-approved CE resources for large animal veterinary medicine. Large Animal Consulting & Education is built on a foundation of successful teaching experience and direct patient care.
LAC&E’s mission is to elevate livestock health care and serve the needs of livestock owners and veterinary professionals in the developed and developing world through high quality, practical education and services. LAC&E is structured to respond to a changing animal health landscape and veterinary needs with rapid dissemination of information in a variety of formats.
Our CE courses are delivered online in easy-to-access modules and are invaluable in helping provide the detailed continuing education veterinarians and veterinary technicians need to serve the changing livestock and exotic hoofstock market.
Dr. Meredyth Jones comes by her love of veterinary education naturally: Her father was a veterinarian, and her mother was a teacher. Meredyth’s lifelong goal was to become a veterinarian focused on food animal work and to teach at a veterinary school. After veterinary school at Oklahoma State, she entered private practice in her family’s mixed animal clinic in Kentucky, where she cared for everything from ducks to cows. She became board certified in Large Animal Internal Medicine with a food animal emphasis after returning to Oklahoma State for her residency and has gone on to teach at Kansas State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State in Food Animal Medicine, Surgery and Field Services.
Early in her academic career, she discovered an unexpected passion for providing continuing education for veterinarians and paraprofessionals at conferences and in consulting with veterinarians on challenging cases. During this same time, she also began providing educational modules to NGOs working with animal health workers in developing countries. She has provided over 200 hours of in-person continuing education, authored more than 30 textbook chapters, and co-edited a camelid veterinary procedures textbook. She was also named the Western Veterinary Conference 2018 Food Animal Continuing Educator of the Year.
Dr. Jones is known for her down-to-earth, relevant continuing education and creative, practical approaches to even the most complex cases.