VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Equine

Associate Editor

Tina Kemper

Tina Kemper

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Large Animal Internal Medicine, 1993


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Current Professional Activities

  • Private practice internal medicine consulting at several equine hospitals as well as field evaluations and telephone consultations with local practitioners.
  • Western University College of Veterinary Medicine clinical site advisory board member, Pomona CA

Past Professional Activities

  • Private practice internist at several equine hospitals in southern California for approximately 20 years.
  • Established one of the first equine internal medicine referral hospitals not affiliated with a surgical facility or ambulatory practice, 1993
  • Interim faculty member in Equine Medicine at UC Davis (1989–1990)
  • Equine Emergency Service, Southern California:  provided emergency coverage for equine practitioners in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties, (1988–1989)
  • Large animal internal medicine residency, UC Davis (1986–1988)
  • Private practice internship in Orange County, CA (1985–1986)


  • I have suffered severe herd attrition and now only serve one demanding feline.


  • Try to make up for the time that I didn’t spend with family and friends while working as the only internist in my own business as well as in busy referral hospitals.
  • I enjoy walking in my local parks and hope someday to be able to do more than walk!

Favorite Quote

My favorite quote is one from the statistician Douglas Altman that I often think of when working.  “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”

What I Like Best About VIN

The opportunity to work with so many like-minded individuals who enjoy helping other veterinarians and the professional growth it provides for all of us.

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