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Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Greco is currently a senior research scientist with Nestle Purina Petcare. Based in New York, she is an internationally known speaker and expert on endocrine diseases of small animals.

She received her DVM from the University of California in 1982 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University from 1982-1983. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1986 after completing an internal medicine residency at Texas A&M. Her medicine residency at Texas A&M included a PhD in veterinary physiology and pharmacology. Dr. Greco was a professor of small animal internal medicine at Colorado State University for 12 years. After several years on staff at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Greco joined Nestle Purina Pet Care as a Senior Veterinary consultant.

She has been president of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology (1994-1997) and served as the ACVIM Forum program chairperson from 1994-1997. Current research interests are in the fields of canine hyperadrenocorticism, canine hypothyroidism and dietary treatment of feline diabetes mellitus. Dr. Greco was the recipient of the Pfizer award for research excellence at Colorado State University in 1996 and in 1998 she received the AAFP research award for her work on feline diabetes mellitus. 


Douglas J. DeBoer, BS, DVM, DACVD, Professor of Dermatology

Dr. DeBoer is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, and completed postgraduate training at Michigan State University and at UC Davis. In 1986, he joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently Professor of Dermatology. His duties include teaching foundation principles of clinical dermatology to veterinary students, and his research and clinical interests' center on the immunology of recurrent and chronic skin diseases, with a focus on canine allergic skin diseases and feline dermatophytosis.

He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and received the ACVD Award of Excellence for Contributions to Science and Education in 2003.

Dr. DeBoer has served on the scientific editorial boards of the American Journal of Veterinary Research and Veterinary Dermatology, and currently is chair of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals.