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 Diagnostic Toxicologist at the Kansas State University 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 five years in private practice working nearly exclusively with beef cattle in rural South Dakota. His interests are centered on food animal clinical toxicology.
Paige Hess is a Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager for Toxicology. Paige grew up on a beef cattle ranch in Southeast Kansas giving her previous laboratory experience in cattle reproduction. Paige has a horse, cat, and dog. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Sciences and Industry.
Anna Porting is a Laboratory Technician and Research Assistant in Toxicology. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Microbiology. She has previous experience in the laboratories on campus. Anna grew up on a farm in northeast Kansas and owns a cat.
Dr. Yuntao Zhang is a senior Research Scientist in Toxicology at the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, focusing on analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry. He received a PhD in food chemistry at Jiangnan University in China and got postdoctoral training in analytical chemistry at Kansas State University. His interests are in method development for toxicological assays and pharmaceuticals analysis using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, and ICP-MS.