Kristen Messenger is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at North Carolina State University. She
completed her DVM at NC State in 2006, a residency in anesthesiology in 2010, followed by a combined PhD-residency in Clinical Pharmacology, both at NCSU. She is board-certified in both anesthesia and clinical pharmacology, and currently works in both specialty services at NCSU. Dr. Messenger’s special research interests are in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of analgesic and anesthetic drugs, with a special focus on NSAIDs and opioids in companion animals. Outside of work, she spends her time taking care of 2 retired research beagles and one retired research cat, one geriatric, but perfect, corgi, and one Anglo-Arabian horse.