Linda Toresson, DVM, Evidensia Specialist Animal Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden
Gregg K. Takashima, DVM, WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee Series Editor
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), Olathe, Kansas
Linda Toresson, DVM, is a PhD student in gastroenterology at University of Helsinki, Finland, and a senior consultant in gastroenterology at Evidensia Specialist Animal Hospital in Helsingborg, Sweden, where she previously served as the medical director. She is a Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats and a Swedish specialist in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Toresson is a member of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society and the European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology.
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), is founder and president of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She teaches nutrition courses across the world and is a member of many national, international, and state associations. Kara has authored many articles, textbooks, and chapters on nutrition, leadership, and veterinary nursing.
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