Dr. Dryden is a professor of veterinary parasitology at Kansas State University. He received his veterinary degree from Kansas State and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in veterinary parasitology from Purdue University. Dr. Dryden heads a research team that has been involved in three areas: biology and control of fleas infesting dogs and cats; investigations into the interactions and disease transmission of urban wildlife with domestic pets and humans; and epidemiology and control of parasites of racing greyhounds. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 scientific paper presentations and more than 150 lectures and seminars at international, national, state and regional meetings. In 1995, Dr. Dryden received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence for his contributions to significantly advance the knowledge of animal health.