Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), is a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU-CVM) and adjunct professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Breitschwerdt directs the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory in the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research at NCSU. He also codirects the Vector Borne Disease Diagnostics Laboratory and is director of the NCSU-CVM Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory. He is the chief medical officer for Galaxy Diagnostics. In addition to authoring numerous book chapters and proceedings, Dr. Breitschwerdt’s research group has published more than 350 manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He earned his DVM at University of Georgia and completed a rotating internship and medicine residency at University of Missouri.