M. Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), is a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University. She earned her DVM and completed a small animal internship at University of Georgia. She then completed a small animal internal medicine residency and earned her PhD in comparative biomedical sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Tolbert was previously on faculty at University of Tennessee and consulted for its GI laboratory. Her clinical research program is focused on small animal gastroenterology, with a specific interest in the efficacy of gastroprotectants and the rationale for their use in the treatment of acid-related disorders, organ failure, neoplasia, and inflammatory diseases in companion animals. Her basic science research program is dedicated to characterizing the pathogenic mechanisms and exploring novel therapies.