Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician with Masters degrees in physiology and counseling psychology. She is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians, teaches nutrition courses around the world, and is an independent nutritional consultant. Kara has authored many articles and textbooks, has been featured on the cover of Veterinary Technician Journal and NAVTA Journal, and was recently featured in PetVet Magazine. She was named the NAVC Technician Speaker of the Year in 2013 and 2016. Kara was granted an honorary VTS (Internal Medicine) in 2011, and an honorary VTS (Dentistry) in 2012. She was the 2010 NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year, and the 2011 Dr. Franklin Loew Lecturer.