Dr. Linda Kidd received a Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM). After a few years in private general small animal practice, she returned to the UW-SVM to obtain specialty training in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She completed the program in July 2000, achieving Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at that time. After serving as a Clinical Instructor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at UW-SVM, Dr. Kidd pursued research training at the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt. There she obtained a PhD in Immunology with a minor in Molecular Biology. Her PhD research focused on the molecular characterization of Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis in dogs. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute, studying mechanisms of thrombosis in pro-inflammatory states. Currently, Dr. Kidd is a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kidd’s clinical and research interests include vector-borne disease and the role of undetected infection in immune-mediated diseases, mechanisms of thrombosis in dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and clinical reasoning. She has collaborative clinical research projects investigating the pathophysiology of immune-mediated and vector-borne disease with internal medicine specialty practices in Southern California, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of the Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence, The North Carolina State University Monica Menard award for Pathobiological Research, and The Zoetis award for Veterinary Research Excellence.