Jeffrey S. Klausner, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Klausner is senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) of Banfield. Dr. Klausner joined the practice in 2009 as vice president of professional relations, bringing rich experience in business, academic studies and veterinary medicine. Now, as Banfield's CMO, Dr. Klausner will help lead the advancement of the practice to an even higher quality of medicine.
Prior to joining Banfield, Dr. Klausner was the president and chief executive officer for The Animal Medical Center in New York City, a highly respected nonprofit academic and clinical veterinary medical center. For more than nine years, he served as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he led a national effort to enhance the skills, knowledge and aptitudes of entering veterinary students. He was also responsible for implementing the nation's largest veterinary public health program.
In addition, Dr. Klausner served as chair for the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and as an academic faculty member at the College of Veterinary Medicine, where he started the university's first veterinary oncology teaching, research and clinical program.
A 2006 recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President's Award and a 2005 Distinguished Alumni of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Klausner holds several awards and honors in the veterinary profession. In addition, he is board certified by the Diplomat American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Klausner earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and his masters of science degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.