The American Kennel Club Appoints Dr. Jerry Klein Chief Veterinary Officer

Dr. Klein brings with him over 35 years of experience in the Veterinary field.

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jerry Klein to Chief Veterinary Officer. 

Dr. Klein brings with him over 35 years of experience in the Veterinary field. Currently, he is the Supervising Veterinarian at the Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, as well as The Afghan Hound Club of America and Fox Terrier Club of Chicago. Dr. Klein has also been a licensed judge for The American Kennel Club for 30 years, judging on both the national and international levels.

In his role as Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Klein will act as the AKC’s official spokesperson and policy leader surrounding the preexisting and enhanced health commitments of the AKC. He will serve as the organization’s principle authority on canine health, veterinary policy and initiate relevant wellness campaigns. Dr. Klein will report to Jim Crowley, Executive Secretary.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Jerry Klein to the AKC in his new consultancy role,” said Dennis Sprung, President and CEO. “Jerry’s demonstrated expertise in canine health and dedication to the health and welfare of our trusted companions will be a valuable asset to our organization. I look forward to his many important contributions.”

Dr. Jerry Klein