Cindy Burnsteel DVM U.S. FDA

Dr. Cindy Burnsteel is the Deputy Director for Drugs and Devices in FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance. She is a veterinarian, who spent 8 years in full-time, food animal veterinary practice; including three years as the herd veterinarian for a 3,000 cow dairy farm. In 1999, she joined the Center for Veterinary Medicine as a reviewer in the Division of Therapeutic Drugs for Food Animals, in the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation. In 2005, she became Team Leader of the Antimicrobial Drugs Team within the same division. In October 2008, she became the Director of the Division of Therapeutic Drugs for Food Animals. In March 2020, she took on her current job in the Office of Surveillance and Compliance, leading policy development for marketed animal drugs and animal devices and coordinating policies across FDA Offices and Centers. She is married and has 4 sons. In her “spare time” she enjoys attending her son’s sporting events, gardening, beekeeping, and a little bit of private practice.