Dr. Valerie A. Fakok, DVM, PhD
Dr. Valerie Fadok joined Zoetis in 2016 with the goal of helping veterinarians manage skin diseases with less frustration! She received her DVM from Washington State University in 1978, after which she did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. A residency in veterinary dermatology followed at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Fadok became board-certified in 1982. She earned a PhD in Experimental Pathology at the Unversity of Colorado Health Sciences center in 1991. Dr. Fadok has worked on faculty at University of Tennessee, the University of Florida, Texas A & M University, and National Jewish Medical and Research Center. Prior to joining Zoetis, she worked in private specialty practices in Denver and Houston. Equine dermatology has been a special area of interest for most of her career. Dr. Fadok has lectured internationally, nationally, and locally on subjects relating to veterinary skin disease, immunology, and inflammation, and was a dermatology consultant on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). Recent awards include the ACVD Award for Excellence (2010) and the Frank Kral Award (2018)
Dr. Brian Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM,
Dr. Brian Herrin is an assistant professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His current research focus is on the surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases of horses, but he is always looking for new and interesting projects on ticks and tick-borne diseases. Some of his recent interests are the evaluation of diagnostic assays for tick-borne diseases and epidemiology Lyme borreliosis in humans and dogs in North America. Although his research focus is on ticks, Dr. Herrin enjoys working with all parasites of veterinary importance through the diagnostic service and teaching/outreach opportunities.