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Dr. Kathryn Meurs

At-Large Director, Region I (U.S., Mexico, & Caribbean)

Dr. Kathryn Meurs is the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Dean and Distinguished Professor in Comparative Medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was named dean in 2022 after serving as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine from 2011 to 2022. From 2020 to 2022, she was also the Senior Associate Dean.

Dr. Meurs completed her veterinary degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and completed a small animal internship at North Carolina State University. She completed a Cardiology residency and PhD at Texas A&M University and is board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology). She served on the faculty as both an assistant professor and tenured associate professor at The Ohio State University before becoming the Richard L. Ott Chair and Professor of Small Animal Research at Washington State University until 2011.

She has been involved with teaching, mentoring and advising of undergraduate, professional and graduate students while at Ohio State, Washington State and North Carolina State University. Her research and clinical interests include familial forms of cardiac disease, particular canine and feline cardiomyopathy. She has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer- or editor-reviewed manuscripts and 75 scientific abstracts.

She has served as Chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council of Research, Chair of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Research Committee and Chair of the Morris Animal Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, among others.

Dr. Kathryn Meurs