Dr. Waldner obtained her DVM and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. Before joining the faculty she was a consulting cow-calf veterinarian in central Alberta. She teaches outbreak investigation and epidemiology to the veterinary students and epidemiology and statistics in the graduate program. Prior to returning to the WCVM to teach in 1999, she worked in private practice and consulting in Alberta. Dr. Waldner is actively involved in research examining the factors affecting the health and productivity of cow-calf herds in western Canada. Her current research includes drought related nutritional issues, BVDV, Neospora, zoonotic E. coli, antimicrobial resistance, and Cryptosporidia spp. and Giardia spp. in cow-calf herds. She also has a continuing interest in environmental epidemiology.