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Stephen F. Sundlof, DVM, PhD

Stephen F. Sundlof, DVM, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Kindred Biosciences, Inc.

Dr. Stephen F. Sundlof, a former executive with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), served a two-year assignment with the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) and is currently serving as adjunct faculty. Sundlof's focus is on food safety and security, and career-transition training for veterinarians interested in public service.

Sundlof served as director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition from 2008 to 2010, and spent the previous 14 years as director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. He began his career in 1980 on the faculty of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sundlof has published numerous articles in scientific journals on drug residues and food safety. From 1994 to 2008, he served as chairman of the World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Codex Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and a former president of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

He is currently the chief scientific officer and executive vice president of Kindred Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical focused on saving and improving the lives of companion animals.

Capt. Spires earned her DVM degree from the Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine and her MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene. She has served as director of the Commissioned Officers Association (COA) Board of Directors and as veterinary category representative to the COA, and has deployed for animal rescue operations in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike. She developed a risk-based algorithm for the management of companion animals of hurricane evacuees with special medical needs and successfully implemented that algorithm at a federal medical station established for Hurricane Ike evacuees in College Station, Texas. She received the U.S. PHS Commendation medal for that effort and was also chosen as the 2009 USPHS Veterinary Responder of the Year.