Dr. Sudesh Kumar received his training to become a veterinarian in India in 1988. In 1990 he earned a Master of Veterinary Science degree in parasitology. He worked as a diagnostic veterinarian and assistant professor of veterinary parasitology in India from 1990-93. From 1993-1995 he worked at the Institute of Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Free University, Berlin, Germany to study animal diseases from Africa. He came to the United States in 1995 to pursue PhD degree at the University of Georgia in Athens. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Kumar conducted research on insect-borne diseases communicable to animals and people and participated in teaching undergraduate students. After he earned his PhD in 2000, he worked at the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia, and as a Lyme disease researcher at Yale University Medical School from 2003-2005. Dr. Kumar joined Durham Veterinary Hospital in the Fall of 2006 after working as a veterinarian at Cheshire Veterinary Hospital and Emergency Service. In February 2008 Dr. Kumar assumed the ownership of Durham Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Levy.