Kristi Murdock


Kristi Murdock first encountered computers when a keypunch error during registration for her sophomore year of classes at the University of Iowa landed her in a PL/1 programming class.   Initial panic gave way to fascination and she’s been happily thinking in binary terms ever since.  After working in research and development for local engineering and telecommunications companies for the first half of her career, Murdock applied to Kirkwood in order to follow a different passion, becoming a registered Veterinary Technician in 2005.  She has been teaching at Kirkwood in the Animal Health Technologies department since 2007 and has been a Tech Scout since 2011.  Murdock’s passions include travel at the drop of a hat, especially in the company of her husband and two Standard Poodles; helping students make sense of the complicated and ever-changing world that is companion animal science; and ensuring that everybody everywhere has access to the miracle that is digital computing and the resources of the internet.  She also likes to read.  A lot. 

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