About Us

Our Leadership

The team at KeraVet Bio has decades of experience in medical research and commercialization of wound and regenerative medicine products. From medicine to consumer healthcare, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in creating, testing, and manufacturing FDA regulated products.

Dr. Luke Burnett, CEO and Chief Science Officer, has worked in biotechnology for over a decade and supervises projects designed to address unmet clinical needs in wound and burn healing, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. In the last ten years, he has received over 30 competitive research awards from government agencies including the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority. Dr. Burnett has published work in major scientific journals, presents at scientific conferences, and has filed multiple patents for his work in biomaterial solutions to trauma, radiation injury and wound healing. 

The KeraVet Bio team’s extensive experience in wound and burn healing, radiation injury, as well as bone, muscle and nerve regeneration, has created the opportunity to reformulate the FDA-cleared medical device, KeraStat Gel, into KeraVet Gel for the animal health market.

Our Advisors

Marty Becker, DVM

Dr. Marty Becker is the founder of Fear Free, which works to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

Dr. Becker was the resident veterinary contributor on “Good Morning America” for 17 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors of American Humane.

He serves on the advisory board of World Vets, The Grey Muzzle Organization, and is an honorary board member of Pet Partners and the Humane Society of New York. He is a past board member and strong supporter of his local pet rescue groups in Idaho.

Dr. Becker practices at VCA North Idaho Animal Hospital and is an adjunct professor at the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at his alma mater Washington State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri.

Dr. Ashley Bourgeois

Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD

Dr. Ashley Bourgeois is a practicing veterinary dermatologist, shareholder, and past board member for the Animal Dermatology Clinic in Portland, Oregon. She has a strong interest in autoimmune skin diseases, allergies, cytology, and otology. Dr. Bourgeois is passionate about educating veterinarians in dermatology and work/life integration through her podcast, lecturing, and social media presence (The Derm Vet).

She completed her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and graduated from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following that, she completed a one-year small animal internship at Purdue University. Upon finishing her internship, she accepted a residency position with the Animal Dermatology Clinic’s Tustin, California location and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Courtney Campbell

Dr. Courtney A. Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA

Dr. Courtney A. Campbell is a board certified veterinary surgeon who specializes in orthopedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Courtney Campbell graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. He has completed 3 one-year rotating internships and completed his surgical residency in Los Angeles, California. He currently practices at a specialty surgical practice in Ventura, California.

Dr. Campbell has been active in veterinary media for the past 11 years. He is an author and the host of three popular podcasts and has produced much of his own veterinary content for years. He had the honor of co-hosting Pet Talk, a first of its kind talk show on Nat Geo Wild. He is now a recurring veterinary correspondent and pet health expert on daytime talk shows including WebMD, and The Rachael Ray Show. He has committed to veterinary surgery, veterinary journalism, improving access to veterinary care, and creating a more pluralistic veterinary profession.

Dr. Ashley Bourgeois

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR-RO

Dr. Ira Gordon is a veterinary radiation oncologist and co-founder of the Veterinary Angel Network for Entrepreneurs (VANE). He is also a former veterinary practice owner and co-founder of VetPrep.

He completed his veterinary and radiation oncology training at the University of California, Davis. He completed an internship at The Ohio State University and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ira Gordon is currently the Chief Experience Officer of Vetcelerator. Prior to that, he was the Director of Innovation for Ethos Veterinary Health and Medical Director of The Oncology Service. He is a former chair of the Veterinary Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (VRTOG) and has served on the executive committee of the Veterinary Cancer Society.

Dr. Richard Hawkins

Richard Hawkins, DVM

Dr. Richard Hawkins founded Colony Park Animal Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, in 1984 and has co-founded several animal practices including a boarding and daycare facility in the Chapel Hill area. He was also one of the original founders of the first emergency veterinary service in Durham – Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital.

Dr. Hawkins was the 2017 “North Carolina Veterinary Medical Distinguished Veterinary Award” recipient. He is a past president, chairman and member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in zoology and completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine at Auburn University.

Scott Maloney, MBA

Scott Maloney is an executive and multiple division leader with experience in Fortune 500 companies and $1B+ startups (from growth to exit). He is the Senior Partner and Founder of Crain & Company, a global consulting firm focused on the life science industries.

Scott serves as an outside independent Board of Directors member for Rewire Neuro, Anubis Bio, CSHQA, and Life Science Washington, as well as a Senior Board Advisor to One Health Group and DentaStrip.

Scott holds degrees in Genetics and Cellular Biology from Washington State University and an MBA from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, a Top 20 MBA program.

Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ

Dr. Natalie Marks has been a veterinarian at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, since 2006, co-owner until 2018 and current associate. She is also an industry consultant, national and international educator, media expert, angel investor, and Certified Veterinary Journalist.

She has served on the boards of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association Council, and was on the Advisory Board for Health Magazine. She sat on the Fear Free Executive Board and is a national educator helping other private practitioners develop these techniques.

Dr. Natalie Marks obtained her bachelor’s degree with high honors in animal science from the University of Illinois and then proceeded to obtain a master’s in veterinary medicine and doctorate in veterinary medicine with high honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cherice Roth, DVM

Dr. Cherice Roth is currently the Chief Veterinary Officer of Fuzzy Pet Health as well as an advisory board member for Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Professionals Instilling Black Excellence.

Dr. Roth is also an author of children’s books that focus on veterinary medicine, diversity, and representation. She believes that veterinary virtual care is the answer for health disparities in pets and may help alleviate psychological health issues of veterinary professionals.

She received her doctorate from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and has a master’s in biochemistry.

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Fred Wininger earned his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia, he finished his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University. There he developed a love for neuroimaging and the development of a novel neuronavigation device. Joining the faculty at the University of Missouri, he applied these interests in the development of therapies for both animals and children with Battens disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis). He moved to St. Louis where he practiced for several years and developed the first hybrid private practice/academic neurology residency program which continues today. Dr. Wininger is the owner and operator of 3D veterinary printing LLC, where he creates models and customized surgical tools to aid veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons around the world. He also continues to practice at the Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE).