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Linda Kidd, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2000


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Wisc-Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 2006

Current Professional Activities

  • Professor Small Animal Internal Medicine Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Associate Editor Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Field Specialist for Zoetis Diagnostics as of August 2022

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence 2020.
    Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Publons Peer Review Award Top 1% of Peer Reviewers in the Category of Veterinary 2017.
  • Norden Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence 2010
    Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine (Nominated 2008 and 2010).
  • Dr. Monica Menard Award for Excellence in Veterinary Pathobiological Research 2006
    North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Mac the Miracle Dog Endowed Scholarship Established in 2003
    Mac the Miracle Dog Scholarship” established in Mac’s honor and my honor as his internist, to be awarded to a veterinary student to “acknowledge a special presence and excellent bedside manner with patients and their families.
    The University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein NSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla CA (Immunology, Vascular thrombosis and hemostasis) 2006-2007


  • Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Immunology Society (Vice President)
  • International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Disease
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • California Veterinary Medical Association

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Vector-borne disease and the role of undetected infection in immune-mediated diseases, mechanisms of thrombosis in immune mediated hemolytic anemia and  other diseases and clinical reasoning.    

What I like most about VIN

  • Access to multiple resources to research clinical questions by performing a search. My favorites include the journal's database, which often picks up relevant veterinary literature that other search engines sometimes miss, and access to conference proceedings and message boards for expert opinions on various topics.