Meet Our Team
|Dr. Steve Ensley graduated in 1981 with a DVM from Kansas State University. After 14 years in mixed practice in the Midwest he received a MS and PhD in veterinary toxicology at Iowa State University completing his PhD in 2000. Dr. Ensley has worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bayer AG, Iowa State University and Kansas State University. His interests are in clinical veterinary toxicology and applied veterinary toxicology research. He has been published extensively on applied veterinary toxicology and gives numerous presentations on these topics. Food animal veterinary toxicology is his passion.|
Dr. Scott Fritz is a toxicology resident at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Fritz grew up in South Central Nebraska and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hastings College (NE) and his DVM from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fritz spent the last five years in private practice working nearly exclusively with beef cattle in rural South Dakota. He plans to earn a master’s degree in toxicology while completing his residency training. His interests are centered on food animal clinical toxicology. Dr. Fritz and his wife, Carly, have two little girls and their lives revolve around parenthood, although in his spare time he enjoys being outdoors.
Jodee Webster graduated with a degree in animal science from Iowa State University in 2007. Growing up on a large cattle farm in Southeast Iowa, she has always had a love for animals and agriculture. She loves to see her kids enjoying the same things through their small herd of cattle, goats and participating in 4-H. She has been with the KSVDL since 2008 and is currently the Toxicology Laboratory Manager. Jodee also has her Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is the Chair for the department Continuous Improvement Committee. She is part of the AAVLD (American Association for Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians) auditor pool, which allows her to be chosen to travel to other AAVLD Laboratories to aid in accreditation procedures.
Paige Hess is a research assistant in toxicology at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. She grew up on a beef cattle ranch in Southeast Kansas which led to her degree in animal sciences and industry from Kansas State University. She has previous lab experience in cattle reproduction and is excited to be with toxicology!
Alyson Fitzgerald obtained her bachelor’s in animal science from Utah State University in 2017, and is now a third-year veterinary student at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently working on developing a method to reliably detect marijuana toxicity in dogs in the toxicology lab. Her interests include small animal toxicology, pharmacology, emergency medicine, research and leadership. She hopes to complete a small animal rotating internship following graduation from vet school and go on to specialize.