Dr. Brian Lubbers is currently the director of the Clinical Microbiology section of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Lubbers began his veterinary career in 2002 as an associate veterinarian in California and Iowa, with a primary interest in dairy and beef medicine. In 2005, he returned to Kansas State University as a clinical instructor of agricultural practices, where he completed his Ph.D. in microbiology with an emphasis in pharmacology. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. His teaching and research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and therapy, antimicrobial resistance and the application of antimicrobial susceptibility testing in food animals.