VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Associate Editor

Christopher Byers

Christopher Byers

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2008
  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Emergency Medicine, 2007

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Certified Veterinary Journalist (CVJ) 2014, American Society of Veterinary Journalists


  • Residency in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care, 2007
  • Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, 2004
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, 1999

Current Professional Activities

  • Medical Director, Medical Director, VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center
  • Professional Blogger (
  • ACVECC Representative to AVMA Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC)
  • At-Large Board Member, Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine
  • Consultant in Emergency/Critical Care, VIN, Davis, CA
  • Chair, Practice Act Task Force of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, ACVECC Appeals Committee


  • Traveling
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Music

Favorite Quotes

“Forget regret or life is yours to miss” – Jonathan Larson

What I Like Most About VIN

The opportunity to promote critical thinking and to advocate for the highest possible standard of care in the veterinary profession.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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