VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Infectious Dz - Immunology

Associate Editor

Melissa Kennedy

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) Microbiology, 1995


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, 1983
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, 1991

Current Professional Activities

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, UTCVM Comparative Medicine

Past Professional Activities

  • Private practice for 5 years, Small Animal


  • Just the four-legged kind!


  • Rosie, my nervous Nellie
  • Sallie Mae, the hound dog
  • Hannah, the diva
  • Emma, another wanderer
  • Buddy, who looks like a pot-bellied pig but is so sweet
  • Scooter, literally dumped in the back yard

Bushes around the back yard help to obscure the crowd!


  • Gardening
  • Playing with pups!

Favorite Quote

"Eat your dragons a bite at a time" - My Mom

What I Like Most About VIN

The opportunity to interact with veterinarians on the "front lines" , to gain insight into their concerns and questions, as well as to learn from their experience and expertise.

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

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .