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This profile was last updated on 7/29/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Ms. Kara M. Burns

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Veterinary Technician Specialist

Hill's Pet Nutrition , Inc.
400 Sw 8th Ave
Topeka , Kansas 66603
United States

Company Description: Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Science Diet® and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • LVT


  • MS
  • MEd
  • master's degree , counseling psychology
  • master's degree , physiology
  • MEd , LVT , VTS
  • master’s degree , counseling psychology
  • master’s degree , physiology
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Web References
LafeberVet Contributors «, 29 July 2014 [cached]
Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician with master's degrees in physiology and counseling psychology. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She is an independent nutritional consultant, teaches nutrition courses on Veterinary Support Personnel Network and on VetMedTeam, and she also works for Hill's Pet Nutrition.
Kara is active in the profession holding positions on many veterinary and technician boards. She has authored many articles and textbook chapters and is an internationally invited speaker. Ms. Burns has been featured on the cover of the Veterinary Technician Journal and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Journal. She was the 2010 NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year, as well as the 2011 Dr. Franklin Loew Lecturer. Kara was granted an honorary Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) (Internal Medicine) in 2011. She was also granted an honorary VTS (Dentistry) in 2012.
Read Pet Food Labels: Unraveling the Fine Print by Kara.
Read the papers contributed by Dr. Jenkins on: Burns in the Avian Patient, Poisonings in the Avian Patient, and Supplemental Heat for the Avian Patient.
Kara Burns
Advisory Board | MyEVT, 18 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kara Burns
Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician originally from New England, now living in Kansas. She holds a master's degree in physiology and a master's degree in counseling psychology. She began her career in human medicine working as an emergency psychologist in the Maine Medical Center emergency department. She also worked at Maine Poison Control as a poison specialist dealing with human and animal poisonings.
She then made the move to veterinary medicine and worked in small animal private practice and a small animal and avian practice in Maine.
Currently, she works for Hill's Pet Nutrition as the veterinary technician specialist working with the graduate technician profession in all aspects-National association, State vet tech associations, specialty vet associations, and national, regional, and specialty conferences.
She is a member of many national and state associations and holds positions on many boards in the profession - such as the AAHA Yearly Conference Development Committee - Technician Chair, AAVN technician liaison, the NAVTA Journal editorial board, Chair - NAVTA Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties, NAHERC, KS SART, and is the president of the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association, to name a few.
Kara is also the President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians, the tenth recognized specialty for veterinary technicians.
She has authored many articles and textbook chapters and is an internationally invited speaker, focusing on topics of nutrition, leadership, and technician utilization.
Ms. Burns has been featured on the cover of the Veterinary Technician Journal and the NAVTA Journal. She is the 2010 NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year.
Nutrition is vital to the health ... [cached]
Nutrition is vital to the health of all of our patients," explained Kara Burns, MS, MED, LVT, Chair of AVNT.
Officers, 15 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kara Burns
Executive Director
Team | Brief Media, 30 July 2014 [cached]
Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition) President Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians
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