Amy Kinsley, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Amy Kinsley

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DVM, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

PhD, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine


In 2014, Dr. Kinsley graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the University of Minnesota. She embarked on her veterinary education with a civil engineering degree that prepared her with proficiency in the fundamentals of science and engineering theory, and the knowledge of applying that theory in a biological setting. Dr. Kinsley utilized this knowledge as an engineering project manager, where she developed the skills to evaluate risk and ensure reliability in my designs. 

Upon completion of her DVM, she enrolled in the PhD program where she developed epidemiological models which unite science, engineering and medicine. These models enable Dr. Kinsley to use a transdisciplinary approach to understand disease processes, make efficient use of data, evaluate, in quantitative terms, the extent to which factors and forces influence the risk for disease, and, ultimately, prevent or mitigate disease impact on animal health and public economy.