Speaker: Kevin Christiansen, DVM, DACVIM – Cardiology
Dr. Christiansen works for Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. in the area of Pharmaceutical Clinical Development. Prior to joining BI this year, Dr. Christiansen was with the Midwest Veterinary Consultants group, Kansas City, where he served as Kansas City’s only Board Certified Cardiologist from 2006 to date. He received his Diplomate status from the ACVIM Specialty of Cardiology in July 2007. His residency training comes from the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2005 and his DVM credentials achieved from Kansas State University in 1999. His undergraduate studies come from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dr. Christiansen has experience with BIVI both conducting cardiology seminars for veterinarians as well as, serving as a study investigator in clinical trials in a post-marketing capacity. His cardiology experience is primarily focused in the companion animal arena.
Speaker: Kenneth Burton, DVM
Dr. Burton received his B.S. in Biology and D.V.M. degrees from Kansas State University (K-State). Prior to joining NABC in 2010, he owned and operated the Lyons Veterinary Clinic in Lyons, Kansas, providing residents of the rural community with companion animal and food animal production veterinary medicine and surgery for 28 years.
Dr. Burton served as Program Director for the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC), under the direction of the Office of the Vice-President for Research at Kansas State University, until 2018 when he transitioned to USDA to become the NBAF Coordinator.