Biography - Paul D. Pion
Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Veterinary Information Network, Davis, CA
Dr. Paul D. Pion holds a BS and a DVM from Cornell University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialty of Cardiology). He interned at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, completed a residency in Cardiology at UC Davis, a post-doctorate in Pharmacology at Columbia University, and coursework and research toward his PhD at UC Davis. Dr. Pion cofounded Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 1991. He is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and a director of VIN. He was a full-time instructor and researcher at UC Davis where he was responsible for breakthrough research on nutrition and heart disease in cats. Dr. Pion has published extensively, including a cover article for the journal Science announcing the identification of taurine deficiency as a major cause of dilated cardiomyopathy in cats which led to near elimination of the disease via reformulation of commercial feline diets.