Denise Bevers is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Kindred Biosciences, Inc., a veterinary biotech company dedicated to bringing first-in-class therapeutics to cats, dogs, and horses. Prior to her foray into veterinary drug development, Denise spent over 20 years in human drug development focused on clinical operations, medical affairs, and scientific communications. Following positions held at Elan Pharmaceuticals, SkyePharma, Quintiles, and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Denise co-founded SD Scientific, Inc., where she still serves as a Director. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Denise also has a passion for theatre and is very active in the San Diego theatre community, particularly as a member of the Board of Trustees for ion theatre.