Lily Johnson, DVM, DACVN, VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, San Francisco, California
Gregg K. Takashima, DVM, WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee Series Editor
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), Olathe, Kansas
Lily Johnson, DVM, DACVN, offers nutrition consultations and telemedicine services at several specialty hospitals in the San Francisco Bay area. She earned her DVM from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she also completed a clinical nutrition residency, and completed an internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Her clinical interests include food allergies, chronic kidney disease, challenging obesity cases, and formulation of home-cooked diet recipes.
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), is founder and president of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She teaches nutrition courses across the world and is a member of many national, international, and state associations. Kara has authored many articles, textbooks, and chapters on nutrition, leadership, and veterinary nursing.
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