Dr. Kenyon Conklin is a licensed veterinarian with over 20 years of experience in the private practice, corporate, military and research sectors. She provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony towards the resolution of litigation involving veterinary standards of care, animal bites and injuries to humans, working dogs, animal abuse and neglect, animal behavior, facility design, and safety issues.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Conklin has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, including small animal general medicine and surgery, and emergency medicine at smaller, independently owned animal hospitals as well as multi-clinic corporate settings. She has deep knowledge and experience in the nuances of veterinary medicine and veterinary hospital operations, from personnel issues and client relations to safety concerns and medical standards of care.
Dr. Conklin also spent six years as a United States Army Veterinary Corps Officer where she utilized her civilian skills in tactical and research settings. She was selected to serve as the Group Veterinary Surgeon for the 5th Special Forces Group, in Fort Campbell, KY. During her tenure supporting the Special Operations community, Dr. Conklin was responsible for the medical and surgical care of explosives detection and patrol (bite) working dogs. Dr. Conklin also served as a research support veterinarian at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, the Army’s premiere center for chemical weapons defense testing. She was also certified in the detection of animal diseases of economic and bioterrorism significance at the USDA-APHIS Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician course.
Dr. Conklin earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1998, a B.A. in English Literature and a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her V.M.D. in 2002. She is a member of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, and the American Veterinary Medical Law Association.
Food Safety Experience
In addition to her veterinary background, Dr. Conklin also received extensive training and experience during her time in the military in food safety and inspection, including audits against food production and food storage standard operating procedures that involved meeting USDA guidelines.