Dr. Kelly Lechtenberg received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1987 (College of Veterinary Medicine) and his Ph.D. degree in ruminant nutrition/microbiology in 1988 (College of Agriculture), both from Kansas State University. He is an internationally recognized expert in respiratory diseases of cattle and swine. Dr. Lechtenberg is the founder and president of Midwest Veterinary Services, Central States Research Centre and Logan Valley Feeders of Oakland, NE. In 2013 he founded the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center of Manhattan, KS. In addition to providing data to support the FDA and USDA approval of animal health products, a significant amount of his time and energy is focused on translational medicine. His companies assist with research directed at chimeric transplants for the treatment of diabetes and with novel immunologic technologies for the treatment of wounds and respiratory disease. Dr. Lechtenberg has served as president and two terms on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Veterinary Consultants as well as active membership in the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He has presented papers at over 20 international meetings including a discussion of the role of veterinary medicine in antimicrobial resistance to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He serves on the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Directors as well as a variety of local community and health care organizations.