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

  • VIN
  • Private consulting practice

Past Professional Activities

  • Radiologist - VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, Fishers, IN 2009–2021
  • 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, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Taylor (oldest daughter) played college volleyball, graduated from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a rotating small animal internship at Colorado State University.  She is currently a resident in Emergency Critical Care at the University of Georgia.
  • Tanner (son) was on the livestock judging teams and graduated from Casper College and Texas A&M University. He graduated from Texas University School of Law in May, 2022 and is currently in a fellowship for the Solicitor General of Montana.
  • Kaycee (youngest daughter) is a junior at Purdue University double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Linguistics.


  • Attending and watching Auburn sporting events
  • Reading

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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