KEITH RICHTER, DVM, MSEL, DACVIM
Chief Applied Sciences Officer
Dr. Keith Richter is a graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles and his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Richter has also completed a Master of Science degree in Executive Leadership at University of San Diego.
Dr. Richter’s experience includes serving on the Internal Medicine staff of Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, serving as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and he was a professor at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Richter was also on the Board of Directors of National Veterinary Associates, Inc., from 1997-2004.
A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Richter’s special interests include gastroenterology and liver disease. He is nationally recognized for his skill in endoscopic techniques including gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy. He has been a pioneer in veterinary thoracoscopy and laparoscopy, and he is also proficient in ultrasonography and percutaneous biopsy techniques. Dr. Richter is the founder, and served as the CEO, of the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. He has authored several scientific articles and textbook chapters and lectures frequently at local, national and international scientific meetings as well as many veterinary colleges around North America. He has also collaborated with gastroenterology programs at the Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC San Diego Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Richter is also a past president and former board member of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Dr. Richter is on the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and has had the distinction of being on the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine previously, and has served on their examination and credential committees.
Over the course of 2016 and 2017, Dr. Richter has focused a significant amount of his efforts on developing and expanding the laboratory and scientific components of the organization. In May 2017 Dr. Richter was named Chief Applied Sciences Officer. This role allows him to deepen his involvement and further pursue initiatives and strategies for building the Ethos Diagnostic Science arm of the Ethos Veterinary Health mission and organization. Dr. Richter will continue to serve on the Ethos Board, as well as the Ethos Executive Team.