Kelly F. LechtenbergGenetics & Research Expert
Dr. Lechtenberg’s professional passion is animal feedlot medicine where 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 the animal health industry ensure that vaccines and pharmaceuticals are safe and effective. 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. In addition to having presented academic papers at over 20 international industry meetings, including a discussion of the role of veterinary medicine in antimicrobial resistance to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Lechtenberg is also an agriculture producer, with operations including a commercial feedlot and grazing unit, a swine production unit, and a corn/soybean farm. 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 serves on the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Directors, the Kansas State University Board of Trustees, and a variety of local community and health care organizations.