VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Internal Medicine - Canine

Associate Editor

E. Kelly Nitsche

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Canine and Feline Practice, 2010
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2004


  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, 1979
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, 1981
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 1983

Current Professional Activities

  • Medical Director — VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dallas, Texas (Veterinary Referral Center of North Texas)
  • Consultant, VIN (internal medicine)

Past Professional Activities

  • Residency (small animal internal medicine), Veterinary Specialists of North Texas, Dallas, Texas and Texas A&M University (private practice residency) 2001–2002
  • Small animal internal medicine private practice (by referral), Veterinary Specialists of North Texas, Dallas, Texas 2001–2005
  • Small animal general practice (medicine/surgery), Garland Veterinary Hospital, Garland, Texas 1983–2000

Marital Status

  • Still partnered to the greatest guy in the world, Alan H. Levi, CPA, for 30+ years with marriage plans in the works - just don't want to rush into anything!

Surrogate Children

  • One Greyhound, Sis, an 8 year old Brindle female


  • Travel, especially anywhere in the Caribbean!
  • Scuba-diving (see above)
  • Cooking (my second career)
  • Food and wine (see above)

Favorite Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." —E.Roosevelt

What I Like Most About VIN

Instant access to and interaction with the sharpest, brightest colleagues across the country and across the world. It sure keeps me on my toes and up-to-date with my own professional education. I truly learn something new every day on VIN!

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