Dr. William Fortney graduated from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. Following graduation, he completed a Small Animal Internship and Medical Residency at Purdue University then joined the Kansas State clinical faculty. During his twenty-five plus year tenure as a veterinarian in the Kansas State Veterinary Teaching Hospital, he served two terms as the Head of Small Animal Medicine and as the Director of Community Practice. Dr. Fortney is currently an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine at Kansas State University.
Dr. Fortney has presented over 300 national and international lectures on small animal Geriatrics and Pediatrics and has written numerous scientific articles and book chapters on those subjects.
In 1995 Dr. Fortney was selected as the Kansas “Veterinarian of the Year”. He was elected the President of the Kansas VMA in 1997.
For the last decade, service to the Western Veterinary Conference has been a high priority for Dr. Fortney. He has fulfilled the roles of WVC Director, WVC President, and he currently is the association’s Small Animal Program Manager. The last four years, Dr. Fortney has also been part of the WVC site Clinical Proficiency Examination team of examinations for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.