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Spring Halland, DVM, CVA, DACVIM, DVM, CVA, DACVIM


Assistant Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

E-Mail: shalland@westernu.edu

Phone: 5626 | Fax: 909-706-3756
Join year: 2009

Education

 

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Luther College, Decorah, IA, 1992

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1997

Large Animal Internship Certificate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1998

Large Animal Medicine Residency Certificate, University of California, Davis, CA, 2001

Diplomate ACVIM, Large Animal Medicine specialty, 2004

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA),Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Reddick, FL, 2010

Education Experience

I attended the 8th annual Veterinary Leadership Experience (VLE) in Post Falls, Idaho in June 2011.

Certification

Large Animal Internal Medicine (DACVIM)

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA - Chi Institute 2008)

Professional Experience

 

Private Practitioner of Veterinary Acupuncture - Inland Empire of California. 2010-present

Assistant Professor Large Animal Medicine – Western University of Health Science’s College of Veterinary Medicine; Pomona, CA. 2009-present

Associate Clinical Professor– University of Minnesota’s West Metro Equine Practice; Maple Plain, MN. 2006-2009

Large Animal VeterinarianCotati Large Animal Hospital; Cotati, CA. 2001-2006

Academic Interests

 Large animal veterinary clinical practice – (tertiary)

Ophthalmology

Neonatology

Urology

Client communication and education

Complementary/Alternative Veterinary Medicine

Teaching Experience

 Assistant Professor Large Animal Medicine – Western University of Health Science’s College of Veterinary Medicine; Pomona, CA. 2009-present

  1. Interactions with all 4 years of curriculum

Associate Clinical Professor– University of Minnesota’s West Metro Equine Practice; Maple Plain, MN. 2006-2009

  1. Education of residents in ABVP program (3)
  2. Education/guidance of senior students on equine ambulatory rotation
  3. Modeling management and communication skills with office staff and clients

Courses

First year Veterinary Clinical Skills courses

Third year Livestock I (Dairy) course

Fourth Year Large Animal Internal Medicine course

Facilitate for 1st and 2nd year PBL classes

Philosophy

 My desire is to help students become compassionate veterinarians that are able to not only treat their patients but to be able to interact with and communicate well with the client/owner to ensure the best possible outcome and treatments for the animal. 

Organizations

 AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners

ACVIM - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

AASRP - American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

AAVA - American Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists

AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association

CVMA - California Veterinary Medicial Association

Committees

Student Affairs Committee (SAC)

Committee on Clinical Instruction (CCI)

Narrative

Growing up in rural Minnesota, I was surrounded by cattle, horses, cats, dogs, pigs, poultry, etc.  My desire to go into veterinary medicine stemmed from observing a bovine C-Section at a very tender age.   My favorite critters to work with are horses, goats, donkeys, camelids and cattle.   Some particular areas of interest are neonatal care, ophthalmology, and urological surgeries.  I have worked in many different areas with many different kind of clients and patients.  My life and path feels like proof that one should ‘never say never’ and that ‘the best laid plans of (mice and) men, oft go awry’.  I am thrilled to be part of the Western University family, to be interacting with students and to be living in a warm climate!   Outside of work I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, riding horse and cycling.  I enjoy traveling, cooking and good wine.  My animal family consists of a German Shorthair Pointer named ‘Strider’ and a Thoroughbred gelding named ‘Rohan’