Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM
HSVMA CALIFORNIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Barry Kipperman

Dr. Barry Kipperman is a 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, a residency at UC Davis, and became board-certified in internal medicine in 1994. He is staff internist and founder of VetCare,a 24-hour referral/emergency practice in Dublin, Calif.

Dr. Kipperman is completing a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in animal welfare, ethics and law, as well as board-certification in animal welfare. He serves on the Board of Directors of the HSVMA and the California Veterinary Medical Association animal welfare committee.

Dr. Kipperman has published numerous articles on the topics of animal welfare and veterinary ethics. He teaches an undergraduate course in animal welfare and ethics for the University of Missouri, and is a guest lecturer in the ethics course at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. His particular interests include farm animal welfare,the influence of economics on animal welfare and veterinarian well-being in small animal practice, and the ethical dilemmas of veterinarians.