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Specialty: Emergency Medicine

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Beth Davidow
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Christopher Byers
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Lee Palmer

Christopher Byers

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2008
  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Emergency Medicine, 2007

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Certified Veterinary Journalist (CVJ) 2014, American Society of Veterinary Journalists


  • Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, MD, 2008
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, MD, 2007
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, NY, 2004
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Cornell University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Colorado State University, 1999

Current Professional Activities

  • Medical Director, VCA Midwest Veterinary Specialists of Omaha
  • Professional Blogger (
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS
  • At-Large Board Member, Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine
  • Consultant in Emergency/Critical Care, VIN, Davis, CA
  • Member, Continuing Education Committee, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, Appeals Committee, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Traveling
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Music
Favorite Quotes
  • "If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity." — Josh Laynon
What I like Most About VIN
  • The opportunity to promote critical thinking and to advocate for the highest possible standard of care in the veterinary profession.
Christopher Byers

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