As Associate Director for the University of California San Diego Animal Care Program (ACP), Kent provides veterinary pathology support for various research projects at UC San Diego and oversees the ACP Diagnostic Services Laboratory, while also overseeing the animal research and ACP Training, Safety, and the Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Programs, in addition to also participating in varied clinical and administrative veterinary tasks and projects. Current collaborations include the UC San Diego labs of Karen Christman, Tony Yaksh and Don Cleveland, among others. He is adjunct faculty for UC San Diego (Pathology Dept), Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine and San Diego State University (Biology Dept).