Christopher G. Byers
Internal Medicine, Emergency Care
Dr. Byers is the Medical Director at VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Byers serves as a consultant in emergency medicine for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), and is a member of Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the Continuing Education Committee. He is an at-large board member of the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and is very active within both the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
Dr. Christopher G. Byers grew up in the small town of Rochester, New Hampshire. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, and graduated as a University Honors Scholar. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is board-certified in small animal emergency and critical care, as well as small animal internal medicine. He is also a Certified Veterinary Journalist in the American Society of Veterinary Journalists.
Dr. Byers has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored book chapters for several medical textbooks. He has co-authored the textbook, Handbook of Veterinary Emergency Protocols: Dog and Cat. Dr. Byers enjoys clinical research, and his current areas of interest include immune-mediated diseases and abdominal compartment syndrome. He publishes a weekly blog for pet owners (Because Pets Can Have Specialists Too!; www.CriticalCareDVM.com) with the sole purpose of educating pet parents about the benefits of partnering with board-certified veterinary specialists.
A proponent of a well-balanced life, Dr. Byers strives to have just as much fun outside the hospital as he does caring for his patients and their families. An avid traveler, he enjoys exploring cultures around the globe and the myriad amazing travel destinations our country has to offer. He is a social ballroom dancer, and relishes the unmistakable power of the music and movement. Raised in a family with a professional chef, Dr. Byers is a self-proclaimed foodie, and absolutely delights in treating his palate to tantalizing treats.