David Kirkpatrick

David Kirkpatrick, media relations manager for outreach at the AVMA, likes his job, adores his wife and kids, and has a soft spot in his heart for Barkley, the family’s Yorkie-poo.

After earning his journalism degree from Northern Illinois University, he embarked on a long career in print journalism, making a lot of friends, a few enemies and very little money.

His interests include the outdoors – especially conversation with friends around the campfire – golf, good music, cooking and spending quality time with his family, not necessarily in that order.

Favorite quote (OK, one of his favorites): “Decide what to be … and go be it.”