Robert Allen Kennis, DVM, MS, DACVD

Professor, Dermatology

Robert Allen Kennis Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



MS, Texas A&M University, Veterinary Immunology
DVM, Michigan State University, 1989



Dr. Bob Kennis received his veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1989. After two years in private practice, he returned to Michigan State for residency training in dermatology.

He moved to Oahu, Hawaii to pursue private specialty practice. Three years later, he was recruited by Texas A&M University as a clinical instructor. While at A&M he completed a master’s degree in the field of veterinary immunology.

In September of 2005 he moved to Auburn University, where he holds the rank of professor of dermatology. Dr. Kennis is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and is a member of the American Association of Veterinary Dermatology.

He has presented numerous continuing education seminars at the state, national, and international levels.

  • The Norden Distinguished Teacher Award
  • The Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award

Research Interests


Canine adverse reactions to food, endocrined skin disorders.

Publications and Links


Kennis RA, Use of atopic dogs to investigate adverse reactions to food. Journ Am Vet Med Assoc. 22(5)638-640, 2002.

Kennis RA. Food Allergies: Update of pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management in: Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice. Campbel K ed. W.B. Saunders Inc, Philadelphia, PA. 175-184. 2006.