Founding Editor in Chief Named

We are happy to announce that Dr. Rachael Kreisler has been named our Founding Editor in Chief of ASV’s new academic journal. Since joining the ASV board, Dr. Kreisler has been a passionate advocate for starting this publication within ASV. 

After 10 years in the information technology field, Dr. Kreisler returned to school to get her VMD and Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degrees. She is currently an Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Epidemiology with tenure in the Department of Primary Care at Midwestern University. Dr. Kreisler is the course organizer for the Understanding the Veterinary Literature course, a required course in the first year that teaches students how to critically appraise veterinary scientific literature. She is a course organizer for the Shelter Medicine elective and first-year Public Health classes. 

Dr. Kreisler says, “Truly I consider starting this journal one of my life’s primary goals. A society like ASV is the steward of its discipline, and a journal is a powerful tool to help guide the field. An academic journal promotes the study of Shelter Medicine and is an invaluable tool for educating veterinary students, interns, and residents. A society such as ASV will help guide and protect the integrity of the research while facilitating the adoption of best practices. As a clinician-researcher in the field of Shelter and Community Medicine, it is hard to imagine anything being more important than the shaping of the future of the discipline.”