Dr. VanBoening is certified by the American Embryo Transfer Association. AETA certification is designated for practitioners demonstrating a high level of competence, passing suitable examinations and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conducts set forth by the AETA. Designees are subject to renewal annually.
Dr. VanBoening began embryo practice in 2010 by completing seminars devoted to hands-on learning of donor management and flushing. He greatly advanced his learning by working with Dr. Darrel Degrofft and technician Deb Rest of Colorado Genetics in 2011. Dr. VanBoening is committed to lifetime learning through the AETA and the International Embryo Transfer Association as advancements in both traditional embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization are quickly taking place.
Erica Schluntz was raised on a small cow-calf operation near Augusta, KS. Following graduation from Augusta High School in 2009, she attended Butler Community College where she received her Associates degree in Agriculture and Certificate in Livestock Management and Merchandising. After graduating from BCC, Erica transferred to Kansas State University where she focused her studies in farm animal reproduction and beef cattle management. She was a member of KSU Block & Bridle and KSU Collegiate Cattlewomen. Erica graduated from Kansas State University in August of 2014 with her Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences and Industry.
Erica was an active member of 4-H growing up and enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering during their county fair each year. Erica’s love for cattle started when she was in 4-H and has grown into a passion for the beef industry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, photographing livestock and playing with her dog, Cooper.
Specialty: Embryo Transfer
Originally From: Blue Hill
Originally From: Augusta, KS
Veterinary clinic located in Alma, Nebraska