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John H. Rossmeisl, Jr., DVM, MS, DACVIM–Internal Medicine, Neurology

Associate Department Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
John Rossmeisl
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Blacksburg, VA

MS, 2003
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

DVM, 1997
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

BA, Zoology and German, 1993
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine—Neurology, 2003
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine—Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2001
  • Primary brain tumors
  • Medical device development
  • Central nervous system drug delivery
  • Endocrinology

2017-present
Associate Department Head
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2016-present
Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2009-2016
Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2003-2009
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2001-2003
Resident and Clinical Instructor, Neurology/Neurosurgery


Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1998-2001
Resident, Small Animal Internal Medicine


Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1997-1998
Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

School of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

1993-1997
Research Fellow

Scott-Ritchey Research Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn
Auburn, AL

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
  • Society of Phi Zeta

  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence, 2014
  • Virginia M. and Edward E. Thompson Award, 2011


  • Student AVMA Teaching Excellence Award-Clinical Sciences, 2008