Our speakers serve as your Personal Consultant during the seminars and welcome questions at the meetings, in the hallways and even on the beach!

Ken Kwochka, DVM, DipACVD

Program Chair & Moderator, Muller-Ihrke Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

"What’s New?  Key Clinical Updates for General Practice from the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum and Recent Dermatology Publications" 


   Dr. Kwochka has been involved in all phases of veterinary medicine including 25 years of academic and private practice dermatology at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, The Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marina del Rey, California, and Southeast Veterinary Dermatology and Ear Clinic in Mt. Pleasant and Greenville, South Carolina. Additionally, Ken was previously Vice President of Research & Development at DVM Pharmaceuticals and Teva Animal Health for 7 years. He is currently a member of the Bayer Animal Health team providing dermatology education throughout the United States.

     Dr. Kwochka is the current President of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology and has served as President of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He is a Fellow of the Morris Animal Foundation, recipient of the Stanford University School of Medicine Outstanding Veterinary Dermatologist Award and recipient of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award of Excellence, for contributions to science and education in the specialty.

     Ken serves as the Muller-Ihrke Conference Scientific Program Leader. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife, Dr. Theresa Brim, and their cats, Sookie, Elphy and Lily.

Jon Klingborg, DVM

Program Chair & Moderator, The Veterinary M-E-D Seminar


Jon Klingborg DVM has published more than 250 newspaper articles, has coauthored a chapter in Vet Clinics of North America, has appeared on radio and television discussing veterinary issues and in print media around the world, was the youngest president in the history of the California Veterinary Medical Association, has served on committees to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Board, and has spoken nationally and internationally on animal welfare issues. Dr.Klingborg was awarded
the honorary title of Distinguished Practitioner (DPNAP) by the National
Academies of Practice in 2006. Dr. Klingborg is the author of Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing with Clients. (AHAA Press, 2011.) In 2018, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.