VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Diagnostic Imaging - Radiology

Associate Editor

Debra Baird

Debra Baird

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) Diagnostic Imaging, 1994


  • Residency in Radiology, 1994
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 1988
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Auburn University, 1997

Current Professional Activities

  • Radiologist – VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, Fishers, IN
  • Private Consulting Practice

Past Professional Activities

  • Staff radiologist, Antech Imaging Services, 2012-2016
  • Faculty member at Purdue University, 2001-2012
  • Faculty member at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1998-2001

Marital Status

  • Married since 1989 to Dr. Nickie Baird, large animal surgeon on faculty at Purdue University


  • Taylor, oldest daughter, played college volleyball, graduated from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and is currently a rotating small animal intern at Colorado State University. She is leaning toward pursuing a residency in small animal internal medicine or diagnostic imaging.
  • Tanner, son, was on the livestock judging teams and graduated from Casper College and Texas A&M University. He is a third year law student at the University of Texas. Tanner is also a general falconer.
  • Kaycee, youngest daughter, is a sophomore at Purdue University. She is in the honors college double majoring in biomedical engineering and linguistics. Kaycee is leaning toward medical school after graduation.


  • Watching lots of kid activities (volleyball, softball, rabbit shows)
  • Raising rabbits
  • Reading
  • Volunteering at the library

Favorite Quotes

  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
  • “It isn’t about what you do, but how you do it” – John Wooden

What I Like Most About VIN

The community atmosphere and learning from other specialists and veterinarians; I also enjoy helping practicing veterinarians with difficult cases and assisting in the interpretation of imaging studies.

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