Trained at UF (BS), NCSU (DVM), Tufts (internship) and ISU (Small Animal Internal Medicine residency), Dawn Kingsbury has worked in general, as well as specialty, practice settings. Her wanderlust saw her working in academic settings at Massey University, New Zealand; University College Dublin, Ireland; and U-Vet Werribee, Melbourne, Australia. She has experience in stem cell research. Her PhD in integrative pathobiology was at the University of California at Davis, looking at the role of neutrophils in murine Salmonella Typhimurium colitis. Her current position, being chief veterinary officer at AnimalBiome, aligns with her research interests: host-microbe interactions, comparative medicine, precision regenerative medicine and One Health, while allowing her to promote fecal microbiome analysis as a non-invasive clinically actionable tool and to cultivate evolving microbiome restoration strategies.