VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Cardiology - Pulmonology

Associate Editor

Mark Kittleson

Mark Kittleson

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Cardiology, 1980


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Kansas State, 1978
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1974
  • Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1976
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Ralston Purina Small Animal Research Award – 1989
  • Finalist - Cat Hero of the Year - Animal Planet – 2007
  • Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence – 2022

Current Professional Activities

  • Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Medicine & Epidemiology; UC-Davis
  • Consultant (Cardiology) - Veterinary Information Network

Past Professional Activities

  • President ACVIM, Specialty of Cardiology (1984–1987)
  • Board of Regents, ACVIM (1998–2002)
  • Associate Editor, J Vet Intern Med (1986–1990)


  • Basketball

Marital Status

  • Married to Judy


  • Ashlie Ann - Larkin Rose and Nolah Jude
  • Natalie Jean - Carter James and Sawyer Reid


  • Molly the Cavie (Born 3/13/2012)

Favorite Quote

"Gees, there's so many jets it looks like an airport in there." (Comment about color flow Doppler on a patient with several leaks)

What I Like best about VIN

The cases, the people, the money.

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